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May 30, 2005

India needs engagement, not hostility
'Jaswant Singh epitomised the knee-jerk anti-Americanism that seems to be the default option of any Indian politician out of power.'

May 24, 2005

Dance bars, yes. Books, no!
Selling books in that public space in Mumbai is now illegal.

May 19, 2005

'A year of vendetta'
'Let anti-BJPism not be the continued essence of the UPA's survival.'

May 18, 2005

Who wants to break up Pakistan?
'The nationalists would prefer a united Pakistan, but will not shed any tears if the intransigence of the mainstream leads to a break-up of the country.'

May 13, 2005

Sounding silly in Silicon Valley
'Silicon Valley is not a point on the map but a state of mind.'

May 12, 2005

The day Shah Rukh was upstaged
'A nation that knows how to recognise its heroes, is on the right track.'

May 10, 2005

India's forgotten State
'Manipur is bleeding and its age-long relations with the rest of India are under great strain.'

May 03, 2005

Xenophobes of the world, unite!
'If the Hindutva lobby is looking for some inspiration, it can turn to its fellow xenophobes in the West.'

America's selective amnesia
'The Israeli prime minister has never been denied a visa to the US. Selectivity prevails?'

May 02, 2005

China misses its chance with India
'Beijing is coming to realise just how big an opportunity it missed by promising so much and delivering so little during Wen Jiabao's visit.'

Poverty, footwear and cold water
'True liberalisation is making life easier for the poorest of the poor -- by getting out of the way. That's what free economy, nay, what freedom itself is all about.'

April 28, 2005

The strange case of Zahira & Teesta
'I think things went wrong for Setalvad because Zahira was a 'bad' victim. She just did not know how to act oppressed.'

April 27, 2005

Beyond the bus service
The bus service is not only a major political breakthrough but also a CBM with far reaching consequences, most of which neither the two states, nor the non-state actors (politicians, separatists, jihadis and the people) are even aware about.

April 22, 2005

Indian leaders are like abused wives
'They continue to believe Pakistan will change next time.'

Was Bandung in vain?
'50 years after Bandung, new tyrants have replaced the old colonial powers.'

April 18, 2005

Only one more Pope?
'According to a prophecy made in the 12th century, there would be only 112 popes left. Whoever is elected Pope in the next few days will be the 111th.'

April 14, 2005

Musharraf's new approach
'He is ready to facilitate a dialogue between the Indian government and Kashmiri militants.'

April 13, 2005

The road ahead
'Closure of 1962 conflict and demarcation/freeze on border dispute would pave way for peace between India and China.'

April 12, 2005

Once hero, now BJP's albatross
'The BJP cannot afford to extol Modi after the castigations he has faced at home and now the snubs from two major countries.'

April 09, 2005

China & India: Future friends?
'Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao's visit to India provides yet another opportunity to mend our fences on the northern border.'

The history of a bus journey
'Today the poor travellers have to be escorted under heavy army protection to avoid the terrorist bullets. This could have been entirely different.'


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