The future of this region lies in the twin movements of decentralising all forms of centralised power while putting....... Satya Sivaraman Bangkok
India’s domestic compulsions barred it from being seen as an active ally of the Rajapaksa........ Brajesh Kumar Delhi
Two young girls in colourful salwar kameez, dupattas draped casually over their shoulders, walked the opposite direction. Another woman went alone, a black chaddar over her blue salwar kurta
This is the nature of the media beast. Who is going to tame it?
The Taliban's continuous reneging from agreements made with the government may yet turn the tide against them and enable the military to move decisively against them, which it has so far been unable or unwilling to do. Beena Sarwar Karachi
Indian policy towards Pakistan is like the Mughal emperor who just didn’t want to know what’s going to hit him Jawed Naqvi Delhi
Rumours about Taliban coming to India may not be all that innocuous. It could be part of a design by Pakistan-based outfits like Lashkar-e-Taiba to trigger fear psychosis in India Rakhi Chakrabarty Delhi
Taliban capturing Swat. ‘Special Pakistani Forces’ of trained jihadis penetrating the LoC in Kashmir. America playing a double game. Is the Indian government at all serious about this apocalyptic threat? Sanjay Kapoor Hague / Delhi
I love how connections sometimes just 'happen', criss-crossing the world, spanning generations, borders and continents. This particular stream traverses Pakistan's early progressive struggle to Chicago, an inspiring book by an American who recently received Pakistan's highest civilian honour, and a Bangladeshi photographer who came to Pakistan to document that moment.