Among the many gems left behind by master strategist Sun Tzu is one that is most apt for Janus faced Pakistan, a toxic nation from inception, birthed by the arrogance of theology, ideology and viol
Men of conscience don’t take stands which are suspect.
As Delhi tries desperately in a change of tack to effect a rapprochement with the aggrieved and alienated citizenry of Kashmir Valley, the iron fist velvet glove approach seems to be working.
The disruption caused by DeMo and GST has hopefully been digested as the process of formalisation of the economy has begun in right earnest.
The attenuated and gossamer thin peace that existed after a truce was declared by the United Nations to the 14-month-long hostilities between India and Pakistan on January 1 did not signal the end
The kerfuffle over the twin balance sheet problem afflicting Indian’s financial system is not going away in a hurry.
Once is chance, twice is coincidence and third time is a pattern.
When you drain a swamp years later, you are bound to find skeletons. For Pakistan, Kashmir remains an unfinished business of the Partition.
Sadiq Batcha may well have been the centrifugal force behind the 2G spectrum scam. The conduit and keeper of secrets. The router of money.
It will be disingenuous to say that Sheikh Abdullah, like his Ruler Maharaja Hari Singh who he finally ousted through a political coup, never thought of Independence.