Kite-flying and Basant were always an integral part of the identity of the Lahorias for a long time.Elsewhere too in Punjab kite-flying was a popular pastime but Lahore was the real “garh” or home of it.Writes Ishtiaq Ahmed
On November 7, Mohamed Nasheed was forced to step down as President of Maldives by his police and elements of the military, and hand over power to his one-time running mate and Vice President, Mohammed Waheed Hassan. Writes Rashmi Saksena
South Asia has a valid claim to much success and achievement in the post-colonial period, but regretfully it still remains one of the poorest regions in the world. Writes Rajiv Bhatia
Sri Lanka yesterday celebrated her 64th anniversary of Independence with pride and dignity as a sovereign nation and the country is marching forward towards new socio-economic horizons.
Pakistan, knowingly or unknowingly, is slowly drifting towards becoming some kind of a democracy. Of course, it will not be easy. Writes Ravi M Khanna
The disclosure by the Bangladesh army of a coup attempt by mid-ranking and retired military officers has left the country in a state of disbelief. Writes Syed Badrul
For a system as the one in Pakistan, judicial activism may be the only way to rid itself of corrupt government and thus deter abuse of office. Writes Ishtiaq Ahmed
UN sees slowdown in India holding back South Asian economic growth. Double-dip recessions in Europe and US would affect countries across the region, UN warns.
It is in no one’s interests, for Pakistan to fail as a nation state. It already resembles a fictional place where all nightmare scenarios may come true at once.Writes Mayank Chhaya
In Pakistan’s chequered history, 2011 will go down as the year when Pakistani military increasingly came under criticism, Writes Ishtiaq Ahmed
Title: Bollywood Boom; Author: Roopa Swaminathan; Publisher: Penguin; Price: Rs 399; Pages: 221
Title: Defeat is an Orphan: How Pakistan Lost the Great South Asian War; Author: Myra Macdonald; Publisher: Penguin Random House India; Pages: 328; Price: Rs 599
The story of Afghanistan -- of the war against the Soviets and of terrorism that has gripped the landlocked country ever since -- is in many ways also the story of diplomat Masood Khalili, who motivated his people and led them...
Title: The Golden Legend; Author: Nadeem Aslam; Publisher: Penguin Random House; Pages: 376; Price: Rs 599
Over the Years, a collection of 106 short articles, offers us interesting sidelights on the currents and cross- currents in the public life of India during two distinctive periods: (I) 1987 to 1991 and (II ) 2010 to the present.