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The Need For A New Story

The need for a new story

There are competing narratives about the US`s drone war in the Waziristan area, a bastion of militants. These narratives have so far failed to gain traction in the public, inside…

A Colonial View Of Rape

A colonial view of rape

There was another rape in Delhi this week after which the 23-year-old victim, a paramedic apprentice from Uttar Pradesh, was mutilated with an iron rod. Her condition is described as…

Critical Choices

Critical choices

“Israel, India and agencies are playing games in Pakistan. They want to capture this country and its nuclear assets”. I was given this piece of news by a few knowledgeable…

Time To Eliminate Callousness

Time to eliminate callousness

There is no category of criminals as brutish and barbaric as terrorists. The depravity of their intention is matched only by the perversity of their actions. Their target is the…

Nostalgia For The Raj

Nostalgia for the Raj

The essential job of civil servants is to maintain public order and punish a breach of law. Doctors are under oath to treat the sick. Both were agitating on the…

Judiciary, Justice And The Rulers

Judiciary, justice and the rulers

In continuation of last week’s column, here are some more examples of justice undelivered. The NRO beneficiaries, proven, convicted criminals, not only got off unscathed but are now even ruling…

Crime And Terrorism: Financial Challenges – I

Crime and terrorism: Financial challenges – I

INTRODUCTION: This paper seeks to integrate the efforts made by individual group activity members while studying and analysing the manifold directions of money laundering and terrorist financing. The topics assigned…

For Whom The Bell Tolls

For whom the bell tolls

The historic Supreme Court verdict declaring the NRO null and void ab initio has opened doors for a new beginning for this nation. Truth has finally prevailed and, for a…

Sanctuaries & Safe Havens

Sanctuaries & safe havens

The US inspection of Osama bin Laden’s last abode in Abbott bad has yet again raised the question our policymakers have avoided taking a position on: do criminals and terrorists…

The Hawks And The Offer

The hawks and the offer

Should the government talk to the Taliban, or should it not? That is the question. The answer from the hawks would be a resounding no. They would argue that the…