The May 11 elections in Pakistan have produced a decisive verdict. Belying the anticipation of a hung parliament or a coalition government, former PM Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N has won a handsome victory. According to latest figures, the PML-N has won (...)
To mark or start new beginnings, Dr Manmohan Singh and Nawaz Sharif should not send mangoes to each other, but exchange imprisoned men. Yes, Indian prisoners held captive in Pakistani jails ought to be sent back, to be tried and (...)
On Tuesday, May 14, 2013, passed away in Mumbai Asghar Ali Engineer, 74, after a brief illness. He leaves behind his son and daughter.
He was the Director of the Institute of Islamic Studies in the city and ran the Centre for the Study of (...)
Believe it or not, the Supreme Court gave the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) an opportunity to be independent in one of the matters before it, asking the agency why it was not independent. Yet the CBI failed to grab the chance with both (...)
Many great men, sickened by the way the contemporary society behaves, have been exas-perated to give vent to their harshest feelings. Author Samuel Johnson remarked: “Patriotism is the last refuge of a Scoundrel.”
I had thought that Johnson was (...)