Stories for: A.G. Noorani

Kashmir saga

There’s no end in sight for the issue of Kashmir.

Call for rules

Press regulations won’t work unless accepted by the press.

Tyranny of discretion

The exercise of discretion must be governed by rules.

Political decay

The responsible politician is all but extinct.

A bad habit

The obscenity that is the ordinance is nearly a century old.

The ‘Fifth Estate’ Pre-legislative consultation is a citizens’ right.

THE modern state has acquired a ‘Fifth Estate’, as articulate and assertive as the Fourth Estate, the media. ...

Conflict of interest

THERE are, in the main, two kinds of cases of conflict of interest; an apparent one and a concealed one. The ...

Decorum disdained

IT is accepted at all hands that the Lok Sabha, which held its last session on Feb 21 prior to the May general...

Civil liberties

CENTURIES ago, Solon asked how a people could preserve their liberties. “Those who are uninjured by an arbitrary...

Lowered tolerance

THE media is a powerful institution with a fragile base. It depends on public opinion for support against the state...

Files & governance

IMPERIALIST he was, but Lord Curzon is acknowledged to be one of the ablest viceroys the subcontinent has seen. With...

Federal crisis

INDIA’S federal structure is in a crisis. It is exposed to political pulls from the states none had imagined...

Making foreign policy

THE national security adviser has arrived in India to the chagrin of the external affairs ministry. First came...

Manmohan Singh and Pakistan

PRIME Minister Manmohan Singh’s remarks on Jan 3 caused surprise because, despite the frosty relations between the...

Rights on campus

MIRWAIZ Maulvi Umar Farooq deserves to be congratulated for three good reasons for his khutba, at the historic Jama...

The hiccups continue

IT would be tedious to draw up a list of brief intervals of relaxation in relations between India and Pakistan and...

Kashmir’s future

IT is not surprising that on the eve of general elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) should have revived its...

Right to privacy

GUJARAT Chief Minister Narendra Modi faces two contradictory trends. In the elections to three state assemblies,...

Low tiers of democracy

IT is a fact little noticed by biographers that Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah was elected a member of the Bombay...

Sedition & democracy

IT is truly astonishing that throughout the Third World leaders of the freedom movement, who suffered under...


Relief for terror victims

Learning curve

Nuclear normalcy

Train to Pakistan: 2014


ISI and media infighting

MQM in government again

Men planning families

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