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After the mayoral polls

It took eight months after December 2015 to complete the electoral process of local governments in Sindh. At last, cities and other urban and territorial jurisdictions, including Karachi, have elected…

The blinding spiral in Kashmir

The murderous attack on Indian soldiers in Uri offers one more sample of the bloodthirst infusing India-Pakistan rivalry over Kashmir. No one seems to want the simpler, obvious ways to…

The Mantra Of Mega Projects

The mantra of mega projects

The ruling elites of developing countries have a strange fascination for capital-intensive mega projects that not only burden these poor nations with unimaginable mountains of debts but also deprive their…

Another Freedom Struggle

Another freedom struggle

Barely two months are left before India goes to the polls in what is doubtless the greatest democratic spectacle on the planet. And this may be the most critical election…

A Marxist Disowned By Comrades

A Marxist disowned by comrades

I met Somnath Chatterjee only once, for a couple of hours in Delhi in 1984. Comrade Somnath Chatterjee (Somjee), the only communist speaker of India’s Lok Sabha, died last month…

The climate clock

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released a new report to warn the world on the changing climate. The report outlines facts alarming enough to make the world…

The Climate Clock

The climate clock

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released a new report to warn the world on the changing climate. The report outlines facts alarming enough to make the world…

Korean Lessons For South Asia

Korean lessons for South Asia

It’s not every day that you see history in the making. Watching the leaders of North and South Korea, locked in an existential struggle for more than six decades, take…