Kashmir, Nehru and Jinnah

To hold Jinnah “solely responsible” for the Kashmir dispute is, of course, sheer calumny but sentiment and ethics apart, it is also a breathtakingly grotesque contention.  From the whole tangle of personalities, Indian, Pakistani or Kashmiri involved in the origination and hardening of the dispute either by commission or by omission, it foists blame on . . . → Read More: Kashmir, Nehru and Jinnah

Dealing with Burma: Reality versus Rumor

July 12th: According to ‘some’ international news agencies: 500 villages torched, thousands killed by Buddhist mobs and the Burmese army.

July 16th: The photos, all the evidence is out!

July 17th: Somehow all of that makes Pakistanis are unpatriotic for not staying in the country.

July 19th: Google images prove the photos were a . . . → Read More: Dealing with Burma: Reality versus Rumor

Interview with Imran Khan: On his marriage, religion and politics

Pakistani politician and former cricket captain Imran Khan talked to NDTV about his new book, his very public divorce, and what he feels about sometimes being referred to as “Taliban Khan.”

Barkha: What struck me as really interesting going through your book which is called ‘Personal History’, is that it reads much more like a . . . → Read More: Interview with Imran Khan: On his marriage, religion and politics

Advani: bring back black money stashed away abroad

MUMBAI: Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani on Sunday welcomed the Supreme Court’s move to make public the details of black money stashed away abroad by Indians.

Speaking at the Mahasangram rally of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) against corruption and price rise here, he said, the Supreme Court pulled up Solicitor General Gopal Subramaniam . . . → Read More: Advani: bring back black money stashed away abroad

Bigg Boss, Big Hopes

A Pakistani “damsel” sells out to Bollywood “Don’t call it soft power”, s/he says, “it’s the real deal”

My big Bollywood dream was sabotaged by—who else?—a scheming Pakistani. Damn you, Ajmal Kasab.

Yes, it was the summer of 2008. I was two stiletto clicks away from starring in a real motion picture that was . . . → Read More: Bigg Boss, Big Hopes