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  • Dangerous disengagement

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    By putting off bilateral dialogue, India is missing the opportunity to engage with the changing reality of Pakistan's power structure. The most alarming part ...

  • Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    "By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination", Christopher Columbus famously said. And as they walked...

  • Fighting terror in J&K

    Straight talk |  Shantanu Mukharji
    As I post this blog, terrorists are firing at the civilians in Sanatnagar area in Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir. This indiscriminate attack comes barely...

  • India-Pakistan tensions: What caused the frenzy?

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    Ironically, it was the words of the Indian Army Chief that made many journalists covering the tensions at LoC take the first pause in the...

  • Mr Home Minister, why on earth did you invite Mr Malik?

    The Unpublished |  Arunima
    Rehman Malik, interior minister of Pakistan, landed in Delhi, came out of the airport, folded his hands to do a namaste and announced he was...

  • Cricket can't ease Indo-Pak relations

    Gun Barrel |  Jaspreet Sahni
    Their educational system says 'B' for Bandook (gun), ingraining hatred towards India in innocent minds. But India remains insistent on 'B' for Brotherhood, whether Pakistan...

  • Cricket can't ease Indo-Pak relations

    Gun Barrel |  Jaspreet Sahni
    Their educational system says 'B' for Bandook (gun), ingraining hatred towards India in innocent minds. But India remains insistent on 'B' for Brotherhood, whether Pakistan...

  • Paes-Bhupathi rumours damaging for Indo-Pax Express

    Slispstream |  Dhananjay Khadilkar
    Yet another Paes-Bhupathi split? If the recent newspaper reports are to be believed doubles legends Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes are going separate ways from...

  • Is Pak army behind the rise of Imran Khan?

    BARAKA |  Surya Gangadharan
    Has Imran Khan's moment finally arrived? The euphoric press reports from across the border suggest that "Im the Dim" as he's sometimes called, is on...

  • Kashmir step by step: the next round of talks

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    India needs to understand that the absence of violence in the Kashmir Valley is not peace, and that development and dignity for all Kashmiris go...

  • Indo- Pak talks: dialogue is therapeutic

    FOOTLOOSE |  Pawan Bali
    Talks are therapeutic. That's what any shrink will tell you. Especially, if it is between two warring parties, that have witnessed extreme highs and lows...

  • Let the talks begin: Baby steps to a new future?

    PM77 |  Paarull
    So the talks about talks have finally resulted in talks. If all goes to plan, India and Pakistan will over the next six months have...

  • Pak match-fixing: devoured by deceit

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    A blind man's love for a woman is a flight of imagination. The fullness of her lips, the glint of her eye, the contour of...

  • Playing the changing game

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    In the action-packed theatre of Afghanistan-Pakistan, or Af-Pak, the game keeps changing. That is one of the reasons why, in the wake of the WikiLeaks...

  • Please don't manufacture evidence against Pak

    Diplomat's Diary |  Wajid Shamsul Hasan
    The leak of thousands of US military documents about the war in Afghanistan and allegations therein indicting Pakistan's security institutions speak of a deeper conspiracy...

  • The real story of the talks that failed

    PM77 |  Paarull
    (A behind-the-scenes account from Islamabad.) The Indians were in for a nasty surprise on Wednesday evening itself, before Shah Mehmood Qureshi hosted the formal ...

  • Eat your heart out, I am wearing it on my sleeve

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    There are several reasons I wear the Tricolour around my wrist. It's a rubber band with the national flag, even the blue Ashoka Chakra on...

  • Many U-turns and a full circle

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    It's another sign of changing times--and changing US policy in Afghanistan. A story in the New York Times this week describes how U.S. and NATO...