A review of Farthest Field by Raghu Karnad. Raghu Karnad’s Farthest Field (Harper Collins India) is a “forensic non-fiction” about three men who lived in his house as sepia coloured… Continue reading "Let his village remember"
Bangladesh’s long journey to try and come to terms with its own history, and grasp a sense of a stable future is ultimately what Salil Tripathi’s The Colonel Who would not… Continue reading "Building Bangladesh"
Pakistan needs schools, teachers, secular curriculum and an efficient system to replace the madrasas. On December 16th, 2015, 6 militants from the Tehreek-e-Taliban group gained access to the Army school in… Continue reading "Education in Pakistan"
The crisis in Pakistan’s fight against polio is that of a weak state which does not have the will, reach or capacity to control the public health narrative. 26 years… Continue reading "A crippled Pakistan"
A review of TV Paul’s The Warrior State-Pakistan in the Contemporary World. Pakistan teeters at the brink of a crisis that could prove disastrous for democracy in the country, and yet… Continue reading "The state of war"
The movement of IDPs and potential militants into Balochistan will prove to be disastrous for the province with serious implications for regional security. On June 15th, 2014, the Pakistani Armed… Continue reading "Impact Balochistan"
The next move by the incoming government on Sri Lanka has to one that will balance domestic interests and the greater Indian national interest. At the height of the protest… Continue reading "The other neighbour"
India should be wary of the Saudi influence in Pakistan and its deeper impact in the region. The idea of Pakistan being a secular republic with citizenship rights accorded to… Continue reading "Perfumes of Arabia"
People don’t speak out about rape, harassment, abuse, and discrimination because they are afraid that it might no longer be their story to tell. Narratives matter. Who tells the story… Continue reading "Narratives should matter"