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Front-making for 2019: Difficulties are growing

The task is horribly difficult as cross-cutting interests intervene to tweak and change the shape the elegant simplicity of the idea.

04 Jan 2019 12:00 AM

A sour note in Dhaka, US still in a flux: 2019 has shaky start

The Bangladesh election was a sour note at the end of what has generally been a dismal year.

03 Jan 2019 1:13 AM

No gain for democracy, or for India’s interests

The West has chosen instead to express concern over violence, intimidation and harassment of political opponents before the election.

03 Jan 2019 1:13 AM

Hasina, Delhi need to show more maturity

She has been in power since 2009 and has essentially remained India-friendly all through.

02 Jan 2019 1:10 AM

A tumultuous year passes: Big changes on all fronts

Collectively, events in these four areas of democratic activity do not provide much cause for optimism.

01 Jan 2019 7:14 AM


Secularism is the core safeguard India needs

Justice Sen’s understandable concern for Hindus stranded in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh does him credit.

01 Jan 2019 12:13 AM

The divide is growing in a fragmented J&K

The BJP in the state represents mainly the Jammu region, which generally does not support the insurgency.

31 Dec 2018 12:00 AM

Is Pakistan headed for consolidation or a crash?

The project to install Imran was rooted in the attempts to oust Nawaz and Zardari.

31 Dec 2018 12:00 AM

Politics must not come in way of travel by pilgrims

Article 27 is explicit “a party may not invoke the provisions of its internal law as justification for its failure to perform a treaty”.

30 Dec 2018 12:10 AM

A wishlist for 2019: To brighten India’s future

Let us hope that the parliamentary elections in 2019 throw up a result that is good for the country.

30 Dec 2018 12:10 AM


Nawaz Sharif & his curious last demand

There were many sentimental points obviously surrounding the plea for a delay in the announcement of the sentence.

29 Dec 2018 1:39 AM

As ‘regionals’ rise, our democracy is stronger

It is that time when alliances are re-alliances are being reworked.

29 Dec 2018 1:39 AM

After a year of big shifts, decision time lies ahead

The defeat of the BJP in the Lok Sabha byelection in Kairana convinced the Opposition parties that alliance formation was the way ahead.

28 Dec 2018 12:00 AM

Blow to Nawaz & Asif Zardari: Decapitating parties in Pak

The ordeal for the Sharifs is far from over with other members of the family too in the dock.

28 Dec 2018 12:00 AM

Looking backwards as we look ahead to 2019

Today, religion and mythology make up the main course on the high table of political discourse in this country.

27 Dec 2018 12:48 AM


Trump’s move to leave Syria & Afghan leaves West in a tizzy

Trump’s dismay at US foreign engagements evidently extends to Afghanistan, where a somewhat more gradual disengagement is on the cards.

27 Dec 2018 12:26 AM

Not a Muslim issue

Naseer’s is a mixed marriage like several other actors and ordinary folk.

26 Dec 2018 6:30 AM

US’ Afghan exit to leave India in a difficult spot

The outcome will depend on what troops are actually withdrawn.

26 Dec 2018 6:30 AM

Beyond belief

That brings us to the tale of Sodom and Gomorrah, where divine vengeance wiped out these sinful cities in a rain of sulphur and fire.

25 Dec 2018 6:31 AM

Some tips from Santa on good governance

The Telangana Rashtra Samithi waived agricultural loans and provided cash transfers. It won the Assembly election earlier this month by a landslide.

25 Dec 2018 6:30 AM