Editorial: August Hardnews Bureau
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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
Now that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s infinite wisdom has put Balochistan on the agenda, let’s talk self-determination Mohan Guruswamy Delhi
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
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
It’s abysmal lack of development and injustice which have provided the Maoists a fertile ground to spread. But the State seems clueless Rakhi Chakrabarty Delhi
Celebrating three decades of incredible theatre, magical Motley continues to experiment with truth Reema Gehi Mumbai
Post-Obama, Syria wants an end to the international isolation enforced by the Bush administration Shubha Singh Damascus
And why is the BJP in Madhya Pradesh celebrating the acquittal of the murder accused? Rakhi Chakrabarty Delhi
After decades of condemnation, tribals in western Orissa have liberated their land. Interestingly, in this Maoist stronghold, this unique movement is non-violent Bibhuti Pati Narayanpatna, Koraput (Orissa)
Is the multi-crore ‘magnificent success’ called Delhi Metro turning out to be a holy cow? Hardnews opens a public debate on a touch-me-not issue Dunu Roy Delhi
This land struggle is proving to be a turning point for Dalits in Punjab. Even while feudal and State power unleashes another chapter of injustice Akash Bisht Mansa (Punjab)
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India and Pakistan just cannot get enough of each other. At every opportunity they get anywhere in the world, they display a dangerous obsession where either they are making up or breaking up.
There’s something about Rahul Gandhi. I don’t raise my eyebrows a teeny bit when I overhear pretty young things giggling and gushing over him.
The centre of the vicious circle?
It has the long title of ‘Global: Lab. Art as a Message. Asia and Europe -- 1500-1700’. However, the thematic connotation of this delightful exhibition is even more enduring. This experimental global laboratory is a treasure house of thrilling records of what happens when opposing cultures collide and cooperate with each other.
If we listen to this babble of voices whose sole aim seems to be to present their own country’s case as better than the other’s, we’ll never get anywhere. There is an old saying in our part of the world, ‘Taali dono haatho se bajti hai’ — it takes two hands to clap