Post-Obama, Syria wants an end to the international isolation enforced by the Bush administration Shubha Singh Damascus
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 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
Now that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s infinite wisdom has put Balochistan on the agenda, let’s talk self-determination Mohan Guruswamy Delhi
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
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
The international Fez festival of music, spirituality and philosophy turns knowledge and hope luminescent. Yes, life’s not so bleak anymore Akshay Bakaya Fes (Morocco)/Paris
For quite a while Pakistanis were a bit embarrassed about what was happening in the country. The prognosis from western experts was not good.
A German friend once asked me why so many Indians migrated to the West. "Education and washing machines," I airily informed her.
It is no secret that Hassan bin Talal preferred to give up the throne of Jordan rather than his liberal views. He was crown prince between 1965 and 1999.