Courage of convictions, forthright views and guts to express them fearlessly
To imagine that America would invest so heavily in the nuclear deal with India and then be content to be left in the lurch, while Paris and Moscow have a bonanza, is the height of naivety
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.
The fall of the Musharraf regime may not be imminent, but the sudden and spectacular agitation against him seems to indicate that it is only downhill slide from now on
Why all this fuss and pother over Musharraf's much-hyped interview, especially if he has only repeated what he has said before, including in his book that was released with such fanfare in October?
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
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.
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.
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.
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.