Saturday, Dec 03, 2022


Ayodhya Verdict Invokes Doctrine Of Necessity; The Judicial Precedent May Have Repercussions

Nov 10, 2019 Aakar Patel

What the long term repercussions of the Ayodhya judgment are will unfold in time. But there will be repercussions of course.

The Cover Up Continues

Dec 27, 2010 B. Raman

Three years after the assassination of Benazir, the conspiracy to have her killed has been followed by a fresh conspiracy to prevent the real facts of the case from coming out.

The Report

Report of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry into the facts and circumstances of the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto

'Could Have Been Prevented'

Apr 16, 2010 B. Raman

The UN report has not only blamed the previous government of Gen. Musharraf for failing to provide effective security to her but has also condemned the Pakistani intelligence agencies for preventing an effective investigation

Problematic Percentages

No other leader of Pakistan has ever created such a huge political mess in such a short time as President Asif Ali Zardari has. What the late Zulfiquar Ali Bhutto took six years to destroy, Zardari has destroyed in six months as the President...

27 February, 2009

Back To Being Pakistan

B. Raman

Zardari's mishandling of the political situation could come in the way of the US operations against Al Qaeda and the Taliban at a time when the Obama Administration is re-tooling its Afghan strategy.

09 October, 2008

Forward & Backward

B. Raman

The outcome of the fight between the Army and America on the one side and Al Qaeda on the other will determine whether Zardari's tenure will see a change for the better or the worse in Pakistan.

08 September, 2008

A Pliant President

Tariq Ali

Like his late wife, Zardari, too, is now being laundered, just like the money he made when last in office as minister for investment. Zardari is perfectly suited to being a total creature of Washington.

01 September, 2008

Yet Another U-Turn

B. Raman

After having launched ground and air action against Taliban and Al Qaeda in FATA a month ago and after having intensified the operations against the TNSM in NWFP, Zardari suddenly suspends the operations during the holy Ramazan fasting period startin

27 August, 2008

The Latest Trick(ster)...

B. Raman

After 9/11, the US tried to project Musharraf as its frontline ally in the war against terrorism. He did co-operate, but not whole-heartedly. It is now hoping that if elected as the President, Zardari will co-operate with it without reservations. But

23 June, 2008

Burying The Cases

B. Raman

As in the case of the killing of her brother, the Benazir Bhutto assassination case too seems to be under a cover-up campaign, despite the government ostensibly moving the UN for an international investigation...

27 February, 2008

Who's This Man?

B. Raman

The name of Qari Saifullah Akhtar has figured repeatedly--in a plot to overthrow Benazir Bhutto in 1995, in Daniel Pearl case in 2002, the two attempts to assassinate Musharraf in Dec,2003, and the unsuccessful attack on Benazir at Karachi on October

23 January, 2008

'Power Cannot Be Carved Up On A Dictator's Table'

Ashish Kumar Sen

In an interview from Pakistan with our Washington correspondent , the new co-chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party discusses the assassination of his wife Benazir Bhutto, his concerns about Pakistan's ability to hold free elections, and his plans fo

06 January, 2008

Who Killed Benazir?

B. Raman

What caused the head injury? Who caused the explosion? When did the explosion take place? Will the Benazir case be detected with the help of the Scotland Yard?

02 January, 2008

Unanswered Questions

B. Raman

Could Musharraf and/or the Pakistan Army have had a hand? Wilful negligence? Why has the ISI failed to counter Al Qaeda in the GHQ? Who could have killed Benazir? How politically secure is Musharraf?

01 January, 2008

The Stiff Upper Lip

B. Raman

Despite all the loose talk by retired army officers, who were inducted into the ministry of the interior and the police, the Pakistan army and ISI have been maintaining a discreet silence on the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.

01 January, 2008

Pakistan On Edge

Ahmed Rashid

While enormous public anger and mistrust swells in nuclear-armed Pakistan, Musharraf, long supported by the US, is considered the biggest obstacle to moving the country towards greater stability.

09 August, 2007

'We Need International Observers'

Nayan Chanda

'It is important for General Musharraf ...not to defer the elections, not to impose the emergency and to make sure that those elections are credible and satisfy the public....I am looking [to] saving my country from a militant takeover, God forbid, d

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz