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Pakistan's real 1,000-year war

'Pakistan needs to be constantly at war with somebody, ultimately resulting in it waging war on itself and its own people,' says Shekhar Gupta. IMAGE: The aftermath of the terrorist attack at a......

'Gandhi became the first non-Muslim to lead a jihad'

'At the heart of the present Muslim angst lies what once Henry Kissinger described, in a conversation, as the Medina question: How did small bands of 7th century Bedouin from a minor oasis in the......

'Allegations of India helping the Balochs never proved'

  'Pakistan has employed force to curb Baloch aspirations and rights. There have been charades of giving rights and concessions and packages, but all of them are hollow and meaningless and......

In defence of religious conversion

Banning conversion would harm Hinduism by taking away the need for reform, argues Amberish K Diwanji. The country has been in a bit of a flap after news reports about the 'ghar vapasi' programme......

Globalisation, English and 'other' languages

U R Ananthamurthy on the importance of keeping alive our regional languages. As a writer in one of the regional languages of our country I have always been aware of the ambience of many languages......

'Don't allow Balkanisation of India'

India should take up Pakistan's offer to help in curbing terrorism without any prejudice and work towards a terror-free South Asia, Fakruddin T Khorakiwala, founder, Wockhardt Group, said on......

GST: A tax that industry, consumers would love to pay

The implementation of the GST will indeed be a landmark reform, says Satya Poddar. Seldom has the Indian monsoon been so awaited as this one, not just for the bountiful rains but for a......

GST can turn out to be a dead duck if not implemented well

The panel's recommendations question the architecture of the goods and services tax, going far beyond the arithmetic calculation, but its proposal of an interim two-rate structure is far from......

Making up for lost ground on GST

Notwithstanding the disappointing Select Panel report, the GST Bill can be salvaged with simple adjustments and the backing of stakeholders. A labourer prepares to unload sacks of potatoes from a......

How Euro-zone can exit from the present crisis

I have my own Spike Milligan kind of story to tell about a diplomatic brouhaha in Europe over Greece and me! Many moons ago the European Commission (EC) invited me to visit two member countries of......

Angel & Demons premieres in Rome

There's good news for fans of Da Vinci Code. The sequel to the 2006 movie, Angels & Demons starring Tom Hanks premiered on Monday night in Rome. Angels & Demons reunites the two-time Oscar winner......

Images: Sixth time lucky for Tendulkar

There was no 100th century milestone for Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday but the Little Master did not care as he shed "happy tears" after finally getting his hands on the World Cup at the sixth time......

Ashes: England close in on big triumph

England stood on the brink of a first Ashes series triumph in Australia for 24 years after reducing the hosts to 213 for seven in their second innings at stumps on the fourth day of the fifth test......

The top-10 referee blunders at the World Cup

The officiating hasn't been of the highest standards at this World Cup. Technology and replays have only made life tougher for the referees. Even FIFA chief Sepp Blatter was forced to apologise to......

Images: Sneijder inspires Dutch to win over Uruguay

Netherlands reached their first World Cup final since 1978 when the current crop finally stepped out of the shadows of Total Football to beat battling Uruguay 3-2 in a superb semi-final on Tuesday.......

Images: Barcelona vs Chelsea, Champions League semi-final second leg

Chelsea's Michael Essien (right) scores the opening goal against Barcelona during their Champions League second leg, semi-final at Stamford Bridge in London on Wednesday night. Barcelona snatched......
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Ramachandra Guha

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River of joy, river of hate

Day before Onam I was in Kerala. I was invited to unveil a bust of Bapu at the Mahatma Gandhi Cup boat race pavilion on the Pampa River at Mannar,... ...

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The Bangladesh factor in India's security

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RSS' Ambition to Make Foray Into Films And Theatre Takes Wings

New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or RSS' ambition to break the glass ceiling with a leap into the field of art, cinema and theatre will... ...

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