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BBC tax raids put India press freedom in spotlight

Just weeks after the BBC aired a documentary examining Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s role in deadly 2002 sectarian riots, tax inspectors descended on the broadcaster’s offices. Modi’s Hindu nationalist…

The HIV/AIDS threat

Today is World AIDS Day. While we are struggling with the second wave of Covid-19, it may sound impertinent to talk about an issue which is not even considered as…

Raids on press

EVER since the Modi government assumed power, it has been persecuting dissent. Latterly, its wrath fell on Amnesty International India and other NGOs whose premises were raided. Sadly, there has…

Ending AIDS

Ending AIDS

The Aids epidemic has defined the global health agenda for an entire generation. The first Aids*-related deaths were diagnosed 35 years ago and HIV rapidly became a global crisis. The…

Of Mermaids Singing Each To Each

Of mermaids singing each to each

In a contested Greek legend, Phryne was publicly disrobed during her trial for alleged impiety. The jurors were outraged by her condition and declared her innocent. In another Greek story,…

Raids And Reports

Raids and reports

The people of Pakistan eagerly awaited answers to critical questions in the Abbottabad Commission Report. Was Osama bin Laden residing in the Abbottabad compound? The commission declared that OBL had…

What can Pakistan do for Kashmir?

Kashmir is no ordinary dispute. It is about a territory, its people, and the dynamics of their history, culture, and aspirations for freedom. And it is about the ethics of…