Tuesday, Oct 04, 2022


At The Crossroads

Aug 09, 2007 Nayan Chanda

Amidst a flurry of rumors about impending emergency rule in Pakistan, former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has warned that, without a peaceful transfer of power, Pakistan might witness a Ukrainian-style Orange Revolution with a difference.

A Three-Legged Frankenstein

Jul 31, 2007 B. Raman

Will a final understanding between Benazir and Musharraf to rule Pakistan jointly--he as the President and she as the PM help vanquish jihadi terror? Let's remember that these two are the ones who let loose the jihadi monsters during Benazir's second

Bloodshed In Karachi

Whether the current crisis in Pakistan leads to the restoration of democracy or yet another emergency, one thing is certain: the political structure that General Musharaf and his men built on the edifice of the flawed elections of 2002 was a house of

Same Old, Same Old

May 03, 2007 Inder Malhotra

So what's the latest? That there is no deal with Musharraf but that Benazir would "work with him"? But only for "wider interests" of Pakistan and for its "transition to democracy", needless to say.

'I Don't Believe In Signing 'Peace Deals' With Terrorists'

Former Pakistani Prime Minister on her determination to return to Pakistan, willingness to ally with Nawaz Sharief, prospects of restoring democracy, American attitudes towards her and terrorism in Pakistan, her marriage and much else.

08 March, 2005

Bibi's Annual Pilgrimage

Seema Sirohi

Buoyed by the "doctrine of democracy", from which she hoped Pakistan would not be exempt, Benazir Bhutto got a reality check from the Bush Administration's Mush fixation.

05 June, 2001

'Come Into My Parlour'


It's the spider and the fly, with Vajpayee as the spider, feels Benazir.

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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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.

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