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Belly dancing and a JOINT STATEMENT

Indians are mingling with Pakistanis to find out “what is happening inside”. On hindsight, Pakistanis seemed to have greater understanding. They talk about Indian interference in Balochistan and resumption of composite dialogue Sanjay Kapoor Sharm-El-Sheikh

SCRATCHED across Pashtun hearts!

It is now only a question of time before the demand for the reunification of all their people becomes a rallying call for the Pashtun nation across the artificial, colonial Afghan border Mohan Guruswamy Delhi

Yes, let’s talk Balochistan!

Now that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s infinite wisdom has put Balochistan on the agenda, let’s talk self-determination Mohan Guruswamy Delhi

Zero Option: Eternal WAR, Eternal PEACE

Presence of nuclear weapon in the hands of Islamabad would restrain US and India from looking at options of splitting a country that is rapidly fraying at the margin. Sanjay Kapoor Sharm-El-Sheikh (Egypt)/Delhi

Left-Right, end in sight?


Something Sinister about it

There’s more to Operation Lalgarh than ‘flushing out’ Maoists Amit Sengupta Delhi

At the Epicentre: Neither Spring, nor Thunder

So, whatever happened to the peasant revolt led by Naxalite legend Charu Majumdar in the original birth place of the revolution 42 years after? Chaman Lal Naxalbari (West Bengal

Caught between State and Maoists

While the Chhattisgarh government claims that Salwa Judum is a spontaneous civilian movement of tribals against the atrocities of Maoists.... Harsh Dobhal Lingagiri/ Dantewada

Injustice is LAAL

The peaceful struggle of the poor people of Lalgarh retells a history of abysmal poverty and pain, total absence of good governance, and the corrupt regime of armed CPM goons Aritra Bhattacharya Lalgarh

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