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It's not about Kashmir Like UPA, PM Modi is on the wrong track with Pakistan

Aug 20, 2014

It's not about Kashmir Like UPA, PM Modi is on the wrong track with Pakistan

Pakistan's creation as an ideological state based on religion and in opposition to India makes it a genetically defective nation-state, as on Pakistani journalist notes. Our strategy needs to deal with this reality, not the romance of peace. #HowThisWorks #Terrorism #The Neighbourhood #Zia-ul-Haq #Muhammad Iqbal #India-Pakistan Ties #islamic-state #Religion as Ideology
Why it should be NPR plus Aadhaar, not NPR or Aadhaar

Jun 30, 2014

Why it should be NPR plus Aadhaar, not NPR or Aadhaar

The home ministry is giving NPR primacy over Nandan Nilekani's Aadhaar. Actually, Rajnath Singh should use both, and the objective should be to identify illegal immigrants, but not throw them out. #Rajnath Singh #Nandan Nilekani #Unique ID #The Neighbourhood #NPR #Nepalese #Bangladeshi Illegal Immigrants
Welcome mat for Sharif is ok, but we shouldn't let our guard down

May 24, 2014

Welcome mat for Sharif is ok, but we shouldn't let our guard down

India should adopt a policy of always being ready to talk with Pakistan, but must never lower its guard or presume that Pakistan will abandon its terror groups. #Sri Lanka #Bangladesh #diplomacy #India-China #The Neighbourhood #India-Pak Ties #Nawaj Sharif #Narendra Modi Inauguration
China needs a U-turn, India only a nudge on the road to reform

Jan 06, 2014

China needs a U-turn, India only a nudge on the road to reform

In many ways, India is farther down the road to reform than China. But China tends to be more decisive when it decides to makes changes while we blunder along #Chindia #Deng Xiaoping #The Neighbourhood #Xi Jinping #India-China Reforms
Dalrymple essay on Af-Pak: What's all the fuss about?

Jun 29, 2013

Dalrymple essay on Af-Pak: What's all the fuss about?

William Dalrymple has been attacked for equating India with Pakistan in the Afghan sweepstakes, but he didn't state more than what was already obvious #India #ISI #diplomacy #Afghanistan #The Neighbourhood #India-Pakistan #Af-Pak

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Pak agencies now on "kill and eliminate" mission in Balochistan

Feb 07, 2012

Pak agencies now on "kill and eliminate" mission in Balochistan

The murder of Zamur Domki and her daughter Jaana on 31 January shows that Pak agencies are now assassinating Baloch nationalists and their kin. #ISI #Pak army #The Neighbourhood #Balochistan #NotJobsButPassion
Why Pakistan's army is more popular than its politicians

Dec 26, 2011

Why Pakistan's army is more popular than its politicians

Contrary to Indian perceptions, the army is the only truly loved institution in Pakistan. Despite its crimes, it trumps the politicians hands down. #Pervez Musharraf #To The Contrary #The Neighbourhood #Pakistani army #Pew Poll

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Why Pakistan's army is more popular than its politicians

Aug 22, 2014

Brits out! Fury in Barcelona at boozy tourists: Locals in revolt over revellers from UK

To the horror of locals, young tourists are flocking to the fashionable neighbourhood of Barceloneta for outrageous all-night raves...
Why Pakistan's army is more popular than its politicians

Aug 19, 2014

Good neighbours can keep your heart healthy

Researchers tracked the cardiovascular health of more than 5,000 American adults with no known heart problems over a period of four years and found a link between health and neighbourhood cohesion...
Why Pakistan's army is more popular than its politicians

Aug 19, 2014

Kourtney Kardashian brings son Mason along as she checks in at luxurious hotel

The 35-year-old pregnant reality star was seen checking in to the luxurious Montage hotel in the posh neighbourhood of Beverly Hills on Monday... #Beverly Hills #Kourtney Kardashian