The former defence secretary was unrepentant to the end.
None of this was harmless fun.
The mission to civilise leaves behind plenty of lessons to be learnt.
Sooner than later, fanatics start to pull their own strings.
Pakistan has nothing to gain and everything to lose from siding with either Riyadh or Tehran.
The Pakistan Democratic Movement is neither democratic nor a movement.
The greatest stride for women’s rights in the last quarter century remains the Women’s Protection Bill of 2006.
The city of lights is thrashing in the dark.
The current legal framework doesn’t require an electoral bar.
It’s not theirs to keep, the same way it wasn’t our colonisers’ to give
For reasons legal, historical and theological, the mandir needs to be built.
We raise statues not to remind us of who we are, but what we could be.
The Modi regime looks to be pushing its final solution.
For many, it’s the same old vultures — who cares?
Conservative historian Niall Ferguson somehow got it right: Ayub was the ultimate ally.
At long last, India cannot externalise its monsters.
There must be a clear connection between crime and punishment.
India has done away with the fig leaf of Kashmir’s sham ‘accession.’
Hazaras are killed because they are Shia. We know because their killers say so.
At every step, India’s narrative was a whirl of war drums.