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September 30, 2005

Forget Michael, will India learn to rock?
No record company will touch an Indian rock band with a barge pole.

September 29, 2005

India & Iran: 'Look beyond energy needs'
'The potentially cataclysmic schism in the Muslim heartlands ought to be explored in terms of its implications for India on the energy and security front.'

September 28, 2005

'India was our friend'
'Iran enjoys friendly relations with India. Of course, we have complaints about their behaviour.'

September 27, 2005

Don't talk to terrorists!
'India must also desist from letting the Composite Dialogue turn into a Kashmir Dialogue, a situation that Pakistan, and possibly the US, might want to happen eventually.'

September 26, 2005

India: Of, by, and for NGOs
The government is living under two tyrannies: the Communist tyranny and the NGO tyranny.

September 22, 2005

Pakistan did it again
'Pakistan has mastered the art of waging an image battle and they seem to do it with such consummate ease, it isn't even funny.'

September 15, 2005

Analysis: Musharraf's new game plan
'By making it seem that India is not responding to his gestures, he hopes to get the US involved in the peace process.'

A Tale of Two Cities
'The Indian reaction to New Orleans is symptomatic of a nation that has gone from self-deprecation in the stagnant 60s and 70s to self-glorification in the roaring 00s.'

September 14, 2005

The US needs India!
'If the US does not wish to end up playing second fiddle in a global orchestra, it is very, very clear what she needs to do. And who she needs to do it with.'

Sarabjit or national interest?
'Should we allow the Sarabjit Singh Case to disrupt the peace process?'

Katrina: Watershed for Bush
The slow response to Katrina is primarily a federal failure, particularly of the department of homeland security, created by President Bush in his first term.

September 13, 2005

'India has what US lacks'
'India can never be, will never be, an aggressive competitor the way China is to the US'

The Perkovich Alternative: Inadequate Indeed
'The thrust of Perkovich's argument is that the US-India nuclear deal would undermine the rule based system of non-proliferation presently in place.'

September 05, 2005

Why must PM talk to Hurriyat?
'It is hard to see how India is going to earn the gratitude of the power-brokers of the world when it talks to a marginalised Kashmiri set that play no part in calming the valley.'

September 02, 2005

India needs energy, and the US
'Unless India obtains/develops alternative sources of energy, it will have to import close to 90 per cent of its petroleum needs.'

September 01, 2005

E-mail disabled!
'Web-based ready access means in church, concert or cemetery, the restless mind can find its comfort in the gizmo in the pocket.'

August 30, 2005

Threat of agro-terrorism is real
Biological means can be deployed to destroy crops and cripple livestock.

August 29, 2005

Islam does not sanction indiscriminate violence
'Anger coupled with desperation is a dangerous idea. The imperative is that the global community takes notice of injustices and settles them.'

August 25, 2005

Tackling terror's roots
'Extreme forms of violence is a manifestation of hate. And hate, like love, is all in the mind.'

August 24, 2005

India must declare AIDS a crisis
'We have the second-highest number of AIDS/HIV-affected people. And this is going up every year by half a million.'

August 23, 2005

Pakistan's war against women
'Musharraf can't claim Pakistan is a democracy, until he stops this war launched by his allies.'

August 18, 2005

Build systems if not leadership
'The government must set up a simple, pro-active information system that works.'

August 12, 2005

Wanted: Some Hindu spine
'The thugs and bigots attacking Hindus in Bangladesh and Pakistan do not care for liberal sensibilities of human rights people in any country. They understand power and nothing else.'

August 11, 2005

'What do diplomats do?'
India has changed so much that new paradigms need to be internalised. But the craft of diplomacy remains the same.

August 05, 2005

The war against radical Islam
'Islamic terrorism has to be fought within Islamic societies if a clash of civilisations is to be avoided.'

Mumbai, stop praising yourself
'So what is Mumbai's problem? It is this city's stoic acceptance of substandard things.'

August 04, 2005

UK blasts: the Iraq factor
'The lack of a truly even handed Western policy on the Middle East's fundamental problems; Afghanistan; Iraq and the threat to Iran all provide the driving force behind the upsurge of Islamic terrorism.'


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