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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.

More black money

May 11, 2009 12:50:10 am

Lately a lot of excitement has been created by a political party wanting to bring back Indian black money deposited in Swiss Banks.

When the Supreme Court rules

May 11, 2009 12:48:09 am

Illegal demands for dowry and cruelty against women are persistent evils in our country.

Kindling great expectations

May 11, 2009 12:46:20 am

How will e-readers change the way we read and write?

Two big parties,one big number

May 10, 2009 8:51:26 pm

One of these two parties has to go wrong on that fateful day.

Dynastic democracy is fashionable

May 10, 2009 3:32:26 am

When Priyanka Gandhi’s clothes became a major political story last week,I realised sadly that it was time for me to stop being a conscientious objector to dynastic democracy.

From tu-tu-main-main to tu and main

May 10, 2009 12:41:20 am

This election saw me perform a new task for my party’s campaign.

Brighter than a thousand netas

May 10, 2009 12:38:46 am

At Los Alamos,when the first atom bomb was tested,Robert Oppenheimer recited the verses from the Bhagavad Gita…

Election gimmicks

May 10, 2009 12:37:37 am

The low electoral turnout in Mumbai,41.24 per cent,was shameful.

Confusion confounded

May 10, 2009 12:35:33 am

There is a story behind the usually reserved Rahul Gandhi agreeing to hold an open press conference for the entire Delhi media last…

Not without Prachanda

May 9, 2009 11:03:47 pm

Nepal’s former Maoist PM Prachanda mismanaged his coalition from the start.

Forgetting something?

May 9, 2009 10:59:51 pm

Parties are silent about India’s fastest-growing group’s needs

My pseudo-elitist fantasy

May 9, 2009 1:40:45 am

Next Saturday,thanks to the people of India,TV news will be compelling viewing,even allowing for the anchor/panelist…

A fine balance

May 9, 2009 1:38:38 am

How long can India get away with a Middle East policy that pleases all?

Full-blown war

May 9, 2009 1:37:03 am

Over the current week,Pakistan’s military defensive going to do to appeared to merge seamlessly with Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi’s…

Now playing,Dilip Kumar at a theatre near you

May 8, 2009 1:22:53 pm

I spoke to a few tweens in my neighbourhood,and was shocked to know that their idea of “old classics” was films like DDLJ and KKHH.

Af-Pak: After America,look out for Arabia and Persia

May 8, 2009 1:14:07 pm

It is not often that a nation launches a major military offensive on its own territory at the behest of another.

The hypocritical untouchability of our parties

May 8, 2009 1:14:01 pm

Can our political parties really afford to adopt intransigent positions towards other political groups?

End of the American Dream

May 8, 2009 1:13:08 pm

It is deeply interesting that the dominant visual imagery now being used to characterise Indo-US relations is a “plateau.”

No more patronage

May 8, 2009 1:51:51 am

Twenty-five years ago one could not have even imagined that one day a party of the penurious…

Spanish inquisition

May 8, 2009 1:48:23 am

US officials are not accountable to foreign courts,
and Obama must make that clear

Dwindling vote percentages?

May 8, 2009 1:47:19 am

The very low percentage of voting in many Muslim-concentration areas during the three phases of the polls…

Neighbours in crisis

May 8, 2009 1:39:16 am

Crises in Pakistan,Sri Lanka and Nepal pose serious challenges to India’s security and diplomacy.

Fractured mandate first-aid

May 8, 2009 1:37:49 am

It’s May 17. Parliament’s hung. What should President Patil do?

White paper,red lines

May 8, 2009 1:35:25 am

An emergent Asian security architecture that India must examine

Reading Behenji in Dandakaranya

May 7, 2009 11:25:03 pm

As the heat in Delhi hits forty three degrees,the crowd waits patiently under a massive blue-white cloth-tent.

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