Sarwar’s exit

And crisis of governance     Perhaps Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar, the expat politician from Glasgow, timed his resignation from the governorship of Punjab in a manner that it did not seem that

Deep malaise

Different maladies afflict the Muslims and the secular West     Hidden in the West’s cloak of democratic lover of freedoms lie the many skeletons of its crimes against humanity. So too

Constitutional roles

Have we achieved the supremacy of constitution?     The constitution is the law of the land. It defines the roles of individuals and institutions to make them functional. In the absence

The Durand dilemma

Understanding the problem     The Durand line resulted from a “Great Game” played by Russia and British India in manifesting their desires to expand empires. Russia’s expansion was motivated by her

The Muslim response to Paris

Why was Catholicism never blamed for IRA offensives? In the week following the atrocities, a wave of moral hysteria swept France. ‘Je suis Charlie’ became almost obligatory. The Hollande/Valls message was simple:

Looking to the East

Educational opportunities in China   China has emerged as a knowledge-based society. In the recent years, China has emerged as an important destination for foreign students. The top ten countries with students

The Lanka question

Troubled waters all around India     New Delhi has lots to explain when Mohinder Rajpaksa was reelected as Sri Lanka’s President for the second time. India had supplied him small arms

The King is dead

Long live the King!   King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud dies. RIP. Ailing Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud takes over as the King of Saudi Arabia. Long Live the

Obama leads world to India

And India is ready and willing     Relations between India and the United States have been flawed with a genetic defect ever since Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru called on President Harry