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  • British Parliament’s GB Motion (File Pic)

    British Parliament’s GB Motion 

    The motion passed by the British Parliament has raised some very crucial issues that cannot be ignored as it states that “GB is a legal and constitutional part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India,
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    Who is Pakistan's enemy number one?

    Ask people around you to identify the three greatest threats facing Pakistan. Ordinary people, chatterbox anchors, mullahs, generals and politicians will name everything from corruption, bad governance and religious terrorism,
  •  Hello Aadhaar, Goodbye Privacy

    Hello Aadhaar, Goodbye Privacy

    How would you feel if you lived in a country where everyone’s identity information (name, address, date of birth, photograph – whatever the government decides) is stored in an open-access database? Think about it, because India is nearly there, with
  • What Babri offer means

    What Babri offer means

    She smiled at my taking a swipe at Swamy for writing and delivering speeches dripping with hatred against Muslims. But her smile soon segued into a penetrating gaze, quickly followed by the question: “Why do I think Muslims must be feeling like what
  • An Indian rethink on the Belt & Road Initiative may require a Chinese compromise

    Way to get back on board

    China says it still hasn’t given up on Indian participation, and the National People’s Congress spokesperson this week repeated the hope that India will attend Mr. Xi’s mega B&R conference on May 14-15 this year. Mr. Putin,
  • Shashi Tharoor

    Sorry, Shashi Tharoor, but Britain doesn’t owe India any reparations

    The irony of the case for compensation is that it would have made little sense to those who were actually subjects of the British empire. Indian politicians in the 21st century sometimes appear to be more anti-imperialist than their predecessors
  • After UP, the BJP is certain that it can get away with anything

    The Yogi and the magic of numbers

    Mr. Trump and Mr. Adityanath are, both, their people’s gifts to themselves. They are the creations of the people’s own choice, their own voice as counted in numbers. They are the sum of the vox populi — enumerated.
  • After UP, the BJP is certain that it can get away with anything

    A time to engage

    For the Muslims - even before Adityanath's appointment - this despondency was laced with cold fear, reports of aggressive mobs pasting threatening posters on the walls or trying to raise BJP flags atop village mosques being a grim indication of thing
  • Yogi Adityanath

    Yogic Madness !

    It signals that the BJP will now be dominated by extremes, its politics shaped largely by resentment rather than hope, collective narcissism rather than an acknowledgement of plurality, hate rather than reconciliation, and violence rather
  • Commuters pass through a newly-built tunnel in Gojal Valley. The tunnel is part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor | AFP

    Pakistan’s CPEC Quandary

    So, on the GB merger issue Islamabad is caught between the devil and the deep sea. If it goes ahead with the plan to make GB the fifth province of Pakistan, it will only strengthen India’s stand on the Kashmir issue but if it chooses

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