Why India, Pakistan treat their Nobel laureates shamefully

There is a common thread of undervaluing our achievers; and looking at ideas, values and contributions from the jaundiced lens of partisan politics. In…

Sticky wicket: Why cricket is a lot like sex

Something primal and deep is at work. And could be linked to the most cherished South Asian male sexual fantasies. Many years ago, Dr…

Why fanatics of today would not have spared Kabir

The murders of rationalists and threats to writers, negate what was achieved through centuries of cross-cultural exchange and intellectually robust reformist movements. “Friend You…

Will Peshawar attack change Pakistan’s policy on terror?

Pakistan’s predicament is a sad tale of domestic Islamist identity enmeshed with the regional dynamics. The latest strike by the Pakistani branch of the…