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December 30, 2004

Jihadis on the backburner
'Many Jaish fighters are uncompromising towards the US and India and sections of the Pakistani establishment that seeks to curb them.'

December 27, 2004

Memories of another tragedy
'When something like 26/12 happens, what the hell can you do? Who do you blame, who do you fight? What can you feel but despair?'

Narasimha Rao's final humiliation
Sanjay Gandhi was given a final resting place in Delhi, but not the prime minister who changed India.

December 23, 2004

Al Qaeda 2.0: Where will it strike next?
'We can say Al Qaeda is like a wounded snake but it is not dead.'

December 03, 2004

Let there be justice in Bhopal!
Now is the time to remember that a real victory in Bhopal will set a precedent for the millions who continue to suffer Bhopal-like tragedies every day, as corporations continue to abuse their power and place communities at risk.

November 30, 2004

Is our distaste for Bush misplaced?
'An era where self-interest is the new existential reality and pragmatism is the name of the game, the distaste that Bush evokes in many Indians needs to be tempered with facts.'

November 22, 2004

The Real Shankaracharya
'The Shankaracharya is not a person, but a sacrosanct position of eminence in people's minds. After this episode, irrespective of its outcome, will devotee still feel the sanctity of this position?' says Shobha Vasudevan.

November 18, 2004

Arafat's death: New start in Middle-East
'What is worse than the lost money and lives is the opportunity cost to millions of Palestinians due to bloody conflicts that festered thanks to him,' says Vijay Dandapani.

November 17, 2004

Mr PM, spare a moment for Kashmiri Hindus
Manmohan Singh needs to send a strong signal that the Kashmir issue is not just for Kashmiri Muslims but for all Kashmiris, including Kashmiri Hindus.

October 29, 2004

Beware of John Kerry!
'Thanks to Bush's pragmatic approach, Indian nuclear weapons got pushed to the background and Indo-US relations flourished. All this may well change if Kerry wins.'

October 25, 2004

Invading Pakistan?
'It is entirely possible that the Americans have actually conceived of a scenario in which they might have to intervene militarily in Pakistan.'

October 20, 2004

Are we a shameless nation?
'The Kashmiri Pandit exodus took place in the early 1990s. Since then we have had 6 PMs. All of them did nothing to end their suffering.'

September 23, 2004

The Forgotten Ones
'They were the pawns of this great game of chess between India and Pakistan.'

September 22, 2004

'We can't blindly follow the US'
'We are not waiting for a certificate from some junior-level American that India is a great country and can be a superpower.'

September 09, 2004

Time to demand a Security Council seat!
'There are clear positives for India to capitalise on. These include India's repeated restraint in the face of continued terrorism by jihadis.'

September 07, 2004

For the US: India's untrustworthy
'What makes this spy case so deeply disturbing for New Delhi is that much of the classified material Rabinder Singh passed to the Americans may well have landed quickly on the desks of intelligence chiefs in Islamabad.'

August 24, 2004

The Soldier's Dilemma
'We are in the closing stages of the Kashmir insurgency. Brutal actions now will only prolong the agony.'

August 23, 2004

Why the army needs special powers
'To shackle the military with rules and laws suited to civilian society and expecting them to fight with one hand tied behind their backs is an invitation to disaster.'

August 11, 2004

The mysterious Tibetan Lake
'The matter is even more serious for national security. This area is one of the most strategic on the Indo-China border.'

July 26, 2004

Is Pakistan unravelling?
'India has to watch out for the advent of an Islamist leader at the helm of affairs,' argues Colonel Anil Athale (retd).


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