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A Letter to India: In Manto's Spirit

On the lines of Sadat Hasan Manto's facetious letters to Uncle Sam written at the height of the cold war when Pakistan was being wooed by the US as an ally to fight communism, a letter to prime minister Vajpayee, This letter is a spirited assessment of the most recent standoff between India and Pakistan, peppered with rare insights that have always been Manto's hallmark.

Agra vs Kashmir

Questions like the free movement of people in the two Kashmirs, disengagement of armed forces along the LoC, withdrawal of security forces in the Valley, termination of Pakistani support to armed groups, found no place in the agenda of the Agra summit. How, without addressing the real problems of the people in the region, can the two governments ever hope to move towards a resolution of tensions?

Shankaracharyas and Academics

I agree that these days the institutional space of social science research has changed considerably and not all may be aware of all the changes. A few days ago, I found myself ill at ease at the inauguration of an international seminar in an ICSSR institute where two Vedic priests were brought in...

The Mask Slips

If the suo motu statement made by the Indian prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee on the 8th anniversary of the Babri masjid demolition, to the effect that the campaign for construction of a Ram mandir at the very site of demolition is a manifestation of the (Hindu and thereby Indian) nationalist...
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