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On August 4 thus year, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and his Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi issued a new map of their country of which Jammu and Kashmir was the obvious focus since the neighbour was retaliating to India’s annulment of the special status of the territory th[...]
A thin line always exists within Pakistan’s domestic politics and diplomacy and cultural ties with India, the latter significantly represented by Bollywood, as the Hindi film industry is known the world over. Now, the film industry has taken academic relevance too with a counter-view [...]
Call it foolhardy, but I am writing on a subject I have never been good at. This is dedicated to those who excel in mathematics. How come India has produced more Nobel economists and scientists than in other disciplines? Their journey must have begun with mathematics. How come Indian [...]
Will the United States President Donald Trump leave the White House if he is defeated? What if the results are contested by either of the candidates – Sitting President Donald Trump or former vice president Joe Biden? Now that Trump is back after his Covid-19 attack from the hosp[...]
With nostalgia as its ‘weapon’, Pakistan plans to unleash soft-power warfare on India and Bollywood lovers everywhere as never before. A museum complex is being planned in Peshawar at the ancestral homes of legends Dilip Kumar and late Raj Kapoor. While this is not exactly ‘news’ sinc[...]
Mr Jaswant Singh, who passed away last week was nine-term lawmaker, a perceptive and an efficient minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government and above all, a good man. All Members of Parliament are supposed to be, and are addressed as, ‘honourable’. Jaswant Singh was “a man of ho[...]
Pakistan’s film industry going by its media reports, is again facing serious problems and is looking for a way to revive. The government of Prime Minister Imran Khan is looking for ways how infusion from outside can help without hurting.  Its plans to revive must confront the in[...]
In film ‘Kesari’ (2019) based on the famous Saragarhi battle fought in 1897, lead actor Akshay Kumar makes a statement of profound geopolitical importance that went unnoticed by the critics. Asked why the British Indian soldiers were defending an insignificant fortress on the Afghanis[...]
The momentous decision of the Odisha cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik on 2nd September 2020 to persuasively seek Union Government’s recognition of Odissi  music as a classical music reminds one of Mahatma Gandhi’s lesser known statement of 1920s that without[...]
The “Bass Bomb” that exploded last week may not damage the Americans, even Indian Americans, as they prepare to vote in the United States’ presidential elections, come November 3, when incumbent Donald Trump has staked his all for a second term. The ‘bomb’ is in the shape of confirmat[...]