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Surgery of Politicised SURGICAL STRIKE

October 16, 2016 - 12:29 pm in Governance

Egypt under Jamal Abdel Nasser received the disastrous defeat at the hands of Israel in 6 days, 1967 war.  Before the outbreak of the full blown hostilities Israel took the offensive and in the brazen attack seventeen Egyptian air force fields were destroyed…

Understanding Kashmir Imbroglio 2016

October 4, 2016 - 10:15 am in Governance

In the din of hysteria created around the military action on LOC, which was in response to the killing of 18 Indian army jawans in Uri, the issue of the…

Art gives no space for EXTREMISM

September 28, 2016 - 7:11 pm in Culture

The hotheads in Pakistan have never tolerated the flourish of the talents in music, acting, literature or any other creative endeavour more so if it is…

A Reality Check on Jammu and Kashmir

September 15, 2016 - 11:48 am in Governance

Jammu and Kashmir is again in news for violence and counter violence. Again, several solutions are proposed.  Any such exercise, however, need to be informed of a reality check if peace is to return in the state in a foreseeable future. The present unrest…

The World is Gripped by “Cancer of Terror”

July 18, 2016 - 5:02 pm in Society

The current times are very disturbing as so many innocent lives are being lost and social resources being destroyed due to the dastardly phenomenon of terror. To cap it all, this phenomenon has been linked to religion in the popular perception. Just during…

Ambedkar and Nationalsim

April 16, 2016 - 1:10 pm in Politics

Even those political parties that have systematically tried to undermine Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s agenda – of equality, social justice, fraternity and liberty – are, for political gains, celebrating his 125th birth anniversary. They are invoking Babasaheb…

Growing Intolerance

November 27, 2015 - 9:36 pm in Culture

Recently in an interview at an award function, Amir Khan, mentioned that his wife, Kiran asked him whether they should leave the country. To Amir Khan, the statement of his wife was disastrous and indicated growing intolerance in the country. Though we condemn…

The communal war for secular space

November 2, 2015 - 10:52 pm in Society

There is a spurt in the ‘events’ of ‘blackening’ of faces of ‘dissenters’ of Hindutva thoughts in India. While the Hindutva protagonists are thumping their chest and becoming louder each passing day the Hindu ‘liberals’ have a difficult job…

India’s unfinished agenda, hurdles to peace

August 3, 2015 - 5:05 pm in Culture

The first is Pakistan's mirage of grabbing Kashmir by force. They have fought at least three wars with India and failed. They lost East Pakistan, which is now Bangladesh. They tried and failed in their Kargil misadventure , but the mirage remains in the hearts…