Terrorism

  • CCTVs and the move to make Indian cities safer across states

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    The arrest of Indian Mujahideen founder Yasin Bhatkal has served to highlight the increasing role played by CCTV footage in terror investigations. Not only has...

  • 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...

  • The Terrorists are Talking, why aren't we?

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    The Jammu attacks have once again brought into sharp focus the Pakistan policy of the Indian government, and as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets with...

  • The aftermath of terror: Test of a democracy

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    Uncontrolled fear is the greatest threat to the sanctity of liberty and freedoms that mankind has struggled to attain for centuries. Terror incidents that shock...

  • Unequal justice breeds communalism and terrorism

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    "Justice", the new rallying cry on the streets and in the studios, can be awfully selective at times. The brutal gangrape of a Delhi girl...

  • India's most wanted

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    The police must answer why innocent Muslims are being implicated in terror cases When in doubt about a terror investigation, blame the most readily ...

  • The closing of the Indian mind

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    The counter argument to narrow mindedness is missing From the Grand Mufti's fatwa against the all-girl band in Kashmir, to the now lifted ban ...

  • When your name becomes your worst enemy

    The Other |  Nadim Asrar
    A research officer from the prestigious Tata Institute of Social Sciences was recently harassed in Hyderabad while he worked on a report on terror cases...

  • Why Iran may not be behind the attacks...

    Master and a glass of Margarita |  Tathagata Bhattacharya
    I don't think Iran or Hezbollah is behind the series of attacks that have targeted Israeli citizens and establishments in the last one week. I...

  • Keep India out of Israel-Iran hostility

    Guest Blog |  Sreeram Chaulia
    Julius Nyerere of Tanzania once said that "when two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers". This aphorism fit the Cold War-era spectacle of...

  • India turns up the heat on the Afghan cauldron

    PM77 |  Paarull
    Hamid Karzai's "twin brother" talk hasn't deceived anyone - just like Pakistani denials about sanctuary for and support to the Taliban and associate groups haven't....

  • Taming a rogue politician

    Unapologetically Right |  Tuhin A Sinha
    Digvijaya Singh's nefarious statements are as worrisome as his boss Rahul Gandhi's silence over them. Is Singh executing a script? In 2003, as Madhya ...

  • 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...

  • Covering Kashmir: An outsider's view from the inside - IV

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    As the years have passed, what amazes me is the perseverance of journalists who continue to cover the story. There's even an irrational hope that...

  • Covering Kashmir: An outsider's view from the inside - III

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    Perhaps the darkest period in this regard came in the late 90s and 2000, when militancy driven by the Lashkar-e-Toiba was at a peak. The...

  • Covering Kashmir: An outsider's view from the inside - II

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    The militants we met were probably the last batch of fully home-grown insurgents fighting in Kashmir. 1995 marked the takeover of the struggle by non-Kashmiri...

  • OBL: Victory out of the jaws of defeat

    Diplomat's Diary |  Wajid Shamsul Hasan
    Dead Osama bin Laden's (OBL) ghost has struck again claiming over 80 lives in Charsaddah. As a consequence of May 2 Abbottabad episode such incidents...

  • Dealing with an untrustworthy neighbour

    Unapologetically Right |  Tuhin A Sinha
    While practical considerations may rule out India doing a Geronimo EKIA on the 26/11 kingpins, Dr. Singh's extra pacifist approach is nothing short of a...

  • Another Osama: will natural resources be a reason?

    Renju's Space |  Renju Joseph
    Beaming all over the Indian media is the Pakistan flag freshly branded 'the suspect state', after the much rejoiced and equally condemned Osama killing. Pakistan,...

  • Osama's death no reason for India to cheer

    Reverse Sweep |  Priyarag Verma
    Osama bin Laden is dead, the US has achieved what it set out to after 9/11 and Pakistan is red-faced that the world's most wanted...

  • Pakistan: An Absent State

    ON THE ROCKS: No Watering Down |  Ipsita Shome
    The late Al-Qaeda chief's hideout was a $1-million mansion in Abbottabad in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan, not a menial cave on the rugged terrains...

  • Kasab trial: 26/11 survivors wait for justice

    On the rocks |  Raksha Shetty
    The special court instituted inside Arthur Road Jail to conduct a trial for terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab - captured on camera and by scores of...

  • Terror's creed is violence: Rajdeep Sardesai

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    If chain smses are a measure of the 'national' mood, then its clear what the popular opinion has been after every terror attack in recent...

  • Broken Knees, Broken Promises: India, Pak in 2010

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    YouTube describes it as the world's most ridiculous border ceremony. And that's putting it politely, as anyone who has watched the Wagah flag-lowering ceremony between...

  • America's Imam and his problematic mosque

    NRI: Non-Required Indian |  Parvez Sharma
    I had always been taught to believe in the homogeneity of the pious. But a year after September 11, as I snuck into a Thursday...

  • A case of exploding mangoes

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    India-Pakistan talks have much in common with a case of ripe mangoes: must be handled with care, are easily bruised, and decay if left too...

  • 'Maar diya jaaye ki chod diya jaaye'?

    Dextra Aria |  Kajal Iyer
    When it comes to Kasab, this is a no brainer you would say. 'Maar diya jaaye.' One of the few terrorists in the world who...