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Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit at a press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday. — Bunny Smith

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“It will have blood; they say, blood will have blood.”The line from Shakespeare’s Macbeth might easily have been written about the legacy of World ...

With the foreign secretary level talks between India and Pakistan being iced due to the meeting between Kashmiri separatists and the Pakistani high commissioner, it may be worth recalling an episode from contemporaneous history.

As the old saying goes, “Can you say ‘boo’ to a goose?” Well, in India, we don’t waste our precious time booing geese. We reserve our boos for chief ministers. Each time the Prime Minister steps out to attend important functions in states that are still hanging on to their own non-BJP leaders (with time bombs ticking away), the crowds make sure nobody but Narendra Modi is heard.