His legacy is an antidote to majoritarian chauvinism
By: Mohammed Ayoob On February 22, 1958, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru went on air to announce: “Aaj hamara Mir-e-Karavan chala gaya (today we have lost the leader of our caravan).” He was referring to India’s first Education Minister Maulana Azad who had just passed away. Azad was the youngest and the longest serving President of […]
Shahbaz can succeed since it is first and foremost his work that draws people to the rallies to listen to Nawaz’s narrative.
BY: Asha’ar Rehman THE question has by and large been ignored: is PML-N’s current appeal among the people in Punjab because of Mian Nawaz Sharif’s current anti-establishment narrative or in spite of it? There is some evidence that the people are able to express their support for PML-N’s supreme leader without giving up their old […]
To understand why we don’t, it is important to understand its origins in the colonial regime
By: Gautam Bhatia Among all the players who strutted and fretted across the stage during the recently concluded Karnataka elections, it is the Governor of the State, Vajubhai Vala, who emerged with least credit to his name. His decision to first invite the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to take a stab at forming the government […]
By: Khurram Husain HERE is what I don’t get: all the people and parties criticising Imran Khan’s 100-day agenda presented over the weekend, how come they don’t have anything like a vision for what they will do once they are in power? There is lots to say about Khan’s 100-day agenda, and I deliberately call […]
Karnataka seems to be moving fast, from a BJP-mukt (BJP free) South India it is now leading the states in bringing about a major opposition unity on the lines of the erstwhile United Front. The circumstances are different as indeed are some of the players, but the oath taking of HD Kumaraswamy is fast turning […]
By: Amanat Ali Chaudhry What transpired on the fateful day of May 14 in Palestine could not have been put more symbolically and succinctly than it was in a cartoon published by The New York Times, in its international edition of May 16. Depicting the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem, the cartoon showed […]
A day after Rahul Gandhi exulted he would happily be prime minister if someone offered him the job, his party lost the elections in Karnataka.
MONDAY marked the 27th anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination, a sombre day for India and for the family. Rahul Gandhi recalled how his father cautioned against hate because it becomes a prison for those that carry it in the heart. It’s a useful thought to embrace for a people riven by irrational and hateful ideas […]
BY: Manini Chatterjee Anyone who likes a drink, or has been in the company of tipplers, knows only too well the different stages of inebriation that follow from every peg or pint imbibed. It begins with a sense of well-being that slowly turns into elation, and then comes the stage of over-confidence and feelings of […]
After Santa Fe, we must be honest with ourselves about the role violence plays in our politics.
By: Malak Chabkoun In the aftermath of the Santa Fe High School shooting, Texas’ lieutenant governor Dan Patrick blamed such attacks on gun owners who don’t lock up their guns, and on the “design of schools” which have too many “entrances and exits”. While licensed gun holders should certainly take care to safely lock up […]
By: Dr A Q Khan The blessed month of Ramazan has come. Those with meagre or no resources will once again face the daunting task of increased prices and struggle to put food on the table for iftar and sehri. For those with adequate resources, such problems will not be as acute. Many businesses will […]