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From Kabul To Kolkata

From Kabul to Kolkata

The recent about-turn by India on expected India-Pakistan talks in New York is a major blow to peace prospects in the region. Before this episode, the American ambassador to Afghanistan,…

Read, and gone

IT took termites to teach me non-attachment. Recently, I needed material on the 1971 East Pakistan crisis from a section in my library. There, I unearthed a squirm of termites…

An affront to Gandhi’s Ram

IT was a day to celebrate and cheer for the ruling party. It was a day to reflect and worry for India’s future. It was a day for the BJP…

Pakistan: the scourge of inequality

Wealth inequality in Pakistan is overwhelming. According to a World Inequality Database report, the top 10% of Pakistani households earn 42% of the country’s income, while the bottom 50% earn…

PIA: fab past, grim present, vague future

Ivy league’s business schools are always looking for cases to study in-depth by their students about corporations who after achieving their glorious periods, decline and struggle for their survival. Harvard,…

Historic yatra

On November 24, a delegation of international pilgrims led by Shri Guru Maharaj from Anandpur Sahid, India landed at Peshawar Airport to visit the samadhi (shrine) of Shri Param Hans…

Characters in a Sartre play

THE search for petty advantages has been the bane of larger quests — as true of politics as of any other public sphere. The Nazis, as everyone knows, rose on…