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Political Consciousness

Political consciousness

The spectacular victory of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh (UP) has left many flabbergasted, prompting them to question the level of political consciousness among people in India. The ultra-right Hindu…

Indo-Pak Tension: The CPEC Factor

Indo-Pak tension: The CPEC factor

By linear logic, the India-Pak military crisis of September 18 was significantly eased mainly due to the nuclear deterrence between the two countries. The contention of this piece is that…

Political Economy Of Doom

Political economy of doom

When casual fiscal tinkering becomes a substitute for the fundamentals of real economy and resource constraints are ignored to accommodate sustainability misplaced priorities and over-extended security agendas, you are destined…

The 2016 Political Calendar

The 2016 political calendar

Time is tenseless. Calendars are an illusion. Events don’t follow schedules. They happen regardless of the hour. But even then the human need to pin planning to dates and create…

Integration And Extension

Integration and extension

In my article "On extensions and expectations" of July 22, 2010 , I had quoted the example of General Waheed Kakar who sustained the democratic process by carefully guiding the…

The New Political (dis)order

The new political (dis)order

How does one describe the present political power structure? Diarchy? Not really. Some call it a hybrid or more precisely a civil-military partnership. Neither of the two fully defines the…