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

Lessons from New Delhi

And the Pakistani approach Islamabad’s worry about unprecedented US-India warmth is understandable. Modi’s been charming Obama since coming to power recently. He got Obama to back Delhi’s foreign policy from the White

Obama in India

And what it means for Pakistan India and the US have finally brokered their landmark civil nuclear agreement. According to Modi both sides agreed on the need for a comprehensive global strategy

Unnecessary problems

No lessons learnt Most, if not all, of the government’s problems are either self-created or result from misgovernance. The recent fuel crisis is the perfect example. Despite many days of shortage, and

White Lies

The petroleum minister made it clear pretty early in the fuel crisis that he was not going to do the honourable thing – which would mean taking responsibility. Maybe he really believes

Pak-China ties

Past and future Pakistan was among the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China soon after its establishment in 1949. The leadership on two sides realised early

About banned outfits

More clarity Finally, it took the Supreme Court to suggest to the government to make the list of proscribed outfits public. It is common knowledge that many such groups continue to operate

A fresh narrative

More of the same?     The foreign office spokesperson was at pains to reject claims that Jamaat ud Dawaa (JuD) and Haqqani Network had been targeted under US pressure. Islamabad insists

The fuel crisis

Was spike in demand the major reason for the crisis?   As fuel across the country dried up, the natural inclination was to pin blame on the incumbents. The general sentiment would

Terrorism and Pakistan

Perhaps we deserve this     In the age of information, ignorance is a choice and we as a nation have chosen to remain ignorant. Dumbed-down to the lowest common denominator, devoid