By Mohshin Habib Bangladesh has been suffering a deadly conflict between the progressive forces led by iconless youngsters, and the fundamentalists led by Jamaat-e-Islami, the largest religious political party. There is currently an uprising of progressive youths of Dhaka, especially…

Modi “Suit” Politics

Modi may have heralded a new era of sartorial politics; even the new kid on the bloc; Arvind Kejriwal, may have made a contribution by appearing with a muffler wrapped around his face, but the majority of Indian politicians still prefer to be attired in dhoti or kurta-pyjama.

Overseas Indians and their ‘Motherland’

By Atul Cowshish The annual jamboree of overseas Indian was started by Atal Bihari Vajpaee, the first prime minister belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party, in 2003. It is, therefore, natural that this year the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas that attracts…

Colombo Verdict

By Malladi Rama Rao The verdict in Colombo gives reasons for New Delhi and Washington to heave a sigh of relief and to sport a smile for the first time in several years; for Beijing, however, it is time for…

Between Sadhvi and Didi

Curtains may appear to have come down on Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti’s tryst with the words ‘Haramzadon’ (illegitimate children) and ‘Ramzadon’ (God’s children) after her unconditional apology in Parliament but it does not mean we have heard the last word on…

What is Nehru’s legacy…?

Celebrated Pakistani columnist Najam Sethi offers good food for thought to Indians debating Nehru’s legacy and the Congress party’s future in his latest column “Revisiting India” (The Friday Times, Nov 21, 2011). It is a must read for every Indian…