Author Archive

Interfaith discussion and religious harmony in Iran – By Syed Zafar Mehdi:   Editor’s Note: At a time when Christain minorities in Syria, Egypt and Pakistan are being targeted and persecuted by Salafists/Takfiri Deobandis, it is a positive move to bring different faith communities on the same platform to highlight common
Indo-Pak Cricket: Why The Grass is Greener in Kashmir:     Kashmir shuts down when India and Pakistan play a cricket match, with Kashmiris always rooting maniacally for Pakistan. Syed Zafar Mehdi on the political roots of this attitude   Cricket is a fascinating game in more ways
A farce called NPT:   Syed Zafar Mehdi The Second Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for the 2015 Review Conference (RevCon) of the members of Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is holding a two-week meeting in Geneva these days. The Treaty became an international law in 1970
Letter From Isa Town Women’s Prison in Bahrain:     A great leader is immortal — their words and deeds echo through the years, decades, and centuries. They echo across oceans and borders and become an inspiration that touches the lives of many who are willing to
Pakistan: Sinking State – Analysis – by Ajit Kumar Singh: In a development heavy with irony, on March 7, 2013, Pakistan’s Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani – who effectively oversees all internal and external security dispensations in the country, notwithstanding the visible pretence of a ‘civilian’ and ‘democratically
Victims of malignant malice:     By Azam Inqilabi/ Kashmir Reader New Delhi superciliously bulldozed the democratic political resistance institutions in Kashmir and should not now feel worried about the unpredictable militant bulge in Kashmir. They should try to understand that carnage could