In matters of religion, the older corpse stinks more. One might be enticed to learn from their rationale, civic laws and history but ethos projected by older religions is as deadly as the succeeding attempts to bind humans in a chain of loyalty for political domination. Hinduism failed another test of survival for a secular, [...]
Several Pakistani intellectuals who had descended on Washington DC to attend 11th International Kashmir Peace Conference (July 28-29, 2010) were neither intellectuals nor interested in peace. Wasting time and resources, Pakistani representatives (with very few exceptions) read from a script crafted decades ago at the GHQ – slightly changing words. I bet if you took [...]
India and Pakistan were both poor countries in 1947; both were countries divided by colonial opportunism, and religious bigotry. Both had similar problems, India just had more of them because of its diverse population and scale. But India prioritized its focus on higher education and people were conscious enough to keep their elected leaders honest. [...]
India is spending $11 billion on buying arms from US, Russia and others. If they spend one billion on buying weapons from the Pakistani military-industrial complex, they could have a reasonable chance of making peace with a vowed enemy in their backyard. The eternal enmity that ensued with the partition has caused enough death and [...]
I was actually optimistic when you took the important position of External Ministry of India. I thought, here is a real cosmopolitan man. He has lived in London and New York, he has worked for the UN for such a long time, and he will be beyond legacy politics. Boy was I wrong!
As a Pakistani, I stand today with my head down – embarrassed that my country has been hijacked by illiterate and irrational people – from clergy to army these men will do anything they can to pursue their fantasy. Even if that means hoodwinking simple, young Pakistani men and murder of innocent civilians on both sides of Indo-Pak border.