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.
Iranians do not want to change the entire system. But, they do want more personal liberties and a good government that can tackle corruption. And, they want to be connected with the rest of the world Shubha Singh Tehran/Delhi
On his 88th birth anniversary, remembering Satyajit Ray. And the making of his first classic in black and white, Pather Panchali… Arup K De Kolkata
Face to Face: Tariq Ali Mehru Jaffer Vienna
South Korea is redefining the rules of democracy by rejecting hard economic and military might and adopting aesthetic and humanist principles, including universal human rights in Asia Satya Sivaraman Gwangju South Korea