World News: Rioting in India

BY DAVID STERMAN

India

Modi calls of for calm after a night of rioting in Gujrat

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for calm after violence broke out at a rally being held by the Patel community, in Ahmedmabad, the capital of the western state of Gujrat, . . . → Read More: World News: Rioting in India

New York Times describes India like it really is – A shithole

In his 1960 exploration of eastern mysticism, The Lotus and the Robot, Arthur Koestler compared the smell of Bombay to that of “a wet smelly diaper” wrapped around his head. Four years later, VS Naipaul was so revulsed about the filth in India that he wrote in an Area of Darkness that “Indians defecate everywhere” . . . → Read More: New York Times describes India like it really is – A shithole

Pakistan – India Talks: what happened?

The dust has settled over the non event that did not take place — the NSA (National Security Adviser) level talks between India and Pakistan. The talks were a non starter from the beginning. India wanted a one agenda meeting to focus on their main concern — terrorism. They did not want Kashmir . . . → Read More: Pakistan – India Talks: what happened?

Modi incapable of developing a workable relationship with Pakistan

(By Sushil Aaron) What makes for good television is not always sound policy. Tackling a state with recidivist elements demands a complex response that goes beyond mere posturing. All that the current approach does is generate toxic effects in Indian society.

Islamabad learnt a bitter lesson in diplomacy during the dust-up over national security adviser . . . → Read More: Modi incapable of developing a workable relationship with Pakistan

India’s volte face

‘Ah that deceit should steal such gentle shape, and with a virtuous visor hide deep vice.’ This oft mentioned quote rather succinctly, and eloquently, characterizes India’s foreign policy towards Pakistan; for either it is based on deceit or it is something so baffling for mortal and sane minds that understanding it is something . . . → Read More: India’s volte face

Farmers and Doctors against Punjab Government

Farmers hold large sit-in in front of Punjab Assembly, demand govt announce subsidy for sector and fix prices of crops compatible with expenses YDA says won’t allow privatization of govt hospitals . . . → Read More: Farmers and Doctors against Punjab Government

Humans of NY gives a new perspective on Pakistan

Global perceptions of Pakistan have been largely shaped by natural disasters,terrorism and official corruption. In newspapers and popular culture, meanwhile, the country has been portrayed as a dusty pit of desolation. The visit of Brandon Stanton, the street photographer behind the celebrated Humans of New York project, was nothing if not timely.

After touring 11 . . . → Read More: Humans of NY gives a new perspective on Pakistan

Tiny and insignificant enemies of peace!

By Ghalib Sultan

August the month in which India and Pakistan threw off the colonial yoke and became independent states inevitably leads to a remembrance of the bitter legacy of a botched and bloody partition and the state of relations between the two neighbors with their history of hostility and protracted . . . → Read More: Tiny and insignificant enemies of peace!

Reliable evidence in Kasur Child Abuse Scandal

An HRCP-AGHS fact-finding mission says it has received credible testimonies indicating large-scale sexual abuse of children over many years in Husain Khanwala village of Kasur district. It is clear that a heinous crime has been committed against children.

The references made to a land dispute in the village are irrelevant and nothing can justify avoidance . . . → Read More: Reliable evidence in Kasur Child Abuse Scandal

HONY’s last words on Pakistan

Imagine that every time you have a lapse in judgment, it gets printed in newspapers around the world: every time you lose patience with your children, every time you scream at someone in traffic, every time you drink too much and do something you regret. Each time you . . . → Read More: HONY’s last words on Pakistan