November 23, 2017

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A Self-Confessed ‘State Actor’

Indian threats notwithstanding, Pakistan’s message must remain clear and unambiguous on the death sentence to Kulbhushan Jadhav, anyone operating against the state will be severely dealt with. Read More »

India Living in Denial on Kashmir

Indian-held Kashmir is returning to home-grown insurgency, with religious radicalization acting as a force multiplier this time. This round of agitation may eventually end, but the Kashmir issue is certainly not going to go away: it will keep simmering, with occasional eruptions such as this one. Read More »

Modi Fails to Live Up to High Hopes

Modi’s brand of personal diplomacy was one of the staples of his first year in office. Through high profile trips abroad and ambitious proposals at home Modi maintained an air of energy and initiative, but the results were modest. Read More »

Bihar Elections — Mind your Own Business, Pakistan

Why should Pakistani government and media draw pleasure out of the defeat of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP in Bihar elections? Is it really worth paying this much attention when Pakistanis have plenty of things to worry about at home? Pakistan needs to focus more on the causes that continue to taint its image abroad and are a source of internal discord as well. Read More »

The Return of India’s Irrational Exuberance

There is a huge opportunity for India to catch up with China and the rest of the world. But the way the Narendra Modi’s government is wasting this opportunity by pursuing harmful policies, such as promoting internal intolerance and nationalism, does not forebode well for India’s nearly 1.3 billion people. Read More »

‘Kill the Beef-eaters!’

India’s globe-trotting Prime Minister assures the world that India is the destination to invest in, the world’s most cultured country to work in. But will it allow foreign investors their prime pieces of steak when they crave for it in India? Or do Indians only butcher their own beef-eaters? Read More »

India: Modi Should be Careful about the Company He Keeps

What makes the axis between the government and the RSS so problematic is not just its extra-constitutionality but the sheer incompatibility of the sangh and its ideology with a democratic, inclusive polity and society. Read More »

View from Bangladesh: The Hindu Dilemma

India’s recent decision to let Bangladeshi Hindus stay there indefinitely has made many people happy, but the move raises some tricky questions. Read More »

Delhi’s ‘Red Lines’ Hurting India-Pakistan Peace Process

The cancellation of NSA-level talks between India and Pakistan owing to new “red lines” drawn by the Modi government is disconcerting, writes one of top leaders of Jammu and Kashmir. Read More »

India: Not a Sprinkle, But a Spread of Saffron

The Hindutva agenda is moving forward in India, the voices of minorities are being marginalized and social hatred is being spread, but the political order continues to escape blame. Read More »