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Sunday, October 24, 2021

Will South Asia go blind?

If some Indians — not all —can find excuses to taunt, abuse, harm, hurt, terrorise or kill fellow Indians who are Muslims, will not Hindus and Sikhs living in other countries become the objects of taunts, abuse, harm, hurt, terror or homicide? In a combustible sub-continent, ‘action’ and ‘reaction’ can never be neatly separated.

New problems in Kashmir

Tavleen Singh writes: Kashmir story since that summer in 1981 when Sheikh Abdullah anointed Farooq his heir by handing over his ‘crown of thorns’, it worries me that we are not talking more about Kashmir.

Today, like on the field, let cricket come first

Sandeep Dwivedi writes: On big India-Pakistan match days, like today, when most news channels in both the countries turn into war rooms, and some walk the extra mile to hold dog-fight debates at Wagah border, the Shahid bhais of the sub-continent go unrepresented.

She Said: Best choli forward, and anybody can dance

Leena Misra writes: In Ahmedabad, my first garba was at a club where people piled their belongings, including footwear, at the centre of the dance to “guard” them — a shocker for one used to strangers dancing together.

Inside Track: Look Who’s Talking

Commi Kapoor writes: Rahul’s complete sway over the party was apparent when he declared that he would don the formal crown as president only when he chose to and not simply because some begged him to.

When the Buddha first smiled

May 15, 2009 12:23:31 am

The story behind Indira Gandhi’s Pokhran-I decision

Force divider

May 15, 2009 12:21:09 am

It’s hard for a frustrated and aggrieved military to remain apolitical

A sea change in relations

May 14, 2009 11:09:22 pm

The United States and Indian militaries are partnering like never before

Riding into the night

May 14, 2009 10:48:27 pm

The KKR train-wreck isn’t even funny any more

Flattery and trivia  

May 14, 2009 10:37:50 pm

The editorial in the latest issue of Organiser,titled ‘Death of Ideology; Overtaken by Servile Flattery’,observes….

Ruling the waves

May 14, 2009 10:33:16 pm

1971 war hero Admiral S.M Nanda was a scrappy fighter and master strategist

Limits of freedom: Where do they lie?

May 14, 2009 2:13:52 pm

Two years ago,self-styled moral policemen stormed into an exam of the famous Arts Faculty of the Maharaja Sayaji University at Vadodara.

Vox populi

May 14, 2009 12:05:01 am

Shekhar Gupta’s innovative Walk-the-Talk in a Dalit village was revealing. I wish he had done a similar programme with pockets of deprived Muslims….

More than logic

May 13, 2009 11:53:07 pm

Sorabjee raises a pertinent question. Any purposeful indulgence or reconstruction by judges is always welcome if it secures or protects the rights of the ill-treated….

The great escape

May 13, 2009 11:50:43 pm

Roxana Saberi’s release lays bare Iran’s political fragmentation

Not black-and-white

May 13, 2009 11:48:36 pm

Fixating on black money recovery is pointless. The only thing that works is real domestic reform

The end of Bollywood?

May 13, 2009 3:55:22 pm

The multiplex revolution,the growing influence of ‘NRI’ audiences have transformed it beyond recognition. An astonishing array of new talent has emerged,the production is a lot more professionalised.

Ploughing a lone furrow

May 13, 2009 2:57:38 pm

How will Sajjad Lone redefine the electoral dynamic in Kashmir?

Getting rid of lawyers

May 13, 2009 11:22:25 am

The issue of backlog in India’s courts has been discussed threadbare. What needs to be done to reduce backlog and improve speed of dispute-resolution is also known.

Nuclear flop-down

May 13, 2009 12:12:09 am

Given US assertions that the nuclear deal has brought India closer to the NPT,the lead editorial in the latest issue of CPM organ….

Border sense

May 13, 2009 12:10:12 am

As mammoth civilisational states,China and India have for long lived with imprecise borders. After they re-emerged as modern states during the last century….

Truth and reconciliation in Ayodhya

May 13, 2009 12:02:52 am

Kalyan Singh’s not the only actor in Babri Masjid’s long history of political collusion

The Af-Pak turnaround

May 12, 2009 11:59:04 pm

After stepping up the heat,the Obama administration assures Zardari and Karzai that it feels their pain

The countdown to counting

May 12, 2009 11:58:01 pm

Well,everybody’s doing it,so why don’t we? In the silly season of numerology,who has the numbers?

Heart of the matter

May 12, 2009 10:42:54 pm

Shekhar Gupta’s advice to the BJP to switch from its sectarian “Hindu Right” mode to a centre-right mode will be endorsed by everybody looking for a viable two-party….

And forgettable

May 12, 2009 10:09:31 pm

The reasons why it’s hard to develop a story round this campaign

The other Lankan war

May 12, 2009 9:57:15 pm

The LTTE is beaten. But will Colombo stop attacking its journalists?

Why Nepal will stay democratic

May 12, 2009 12:07:43 am

All the warring groups stand to gain more from democracy than any alternative

Can improved stoves improve health?

May 12, 2009 12:01:54 am

Indoor air pollution is a serious health threat. Across India,72.3 per cent of households use the traditional fuels of firewood.

Nowhere to hide

May 11, 2009 3:30:43 am

In tennis’s world order,Australia are clubbed with countries in the Asia zone,they refer to their home Slam as the Grand Slam of the Asia-Pacific.

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