On 26 May, the Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad posted on Twitter for the last time: ‘First inside a/c of Pakistan Naval base attack,’ followed by this link: http://atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/ME27Df06.html. On 31 May, one of his friends replied to this post: ‘@SyedSaleemShahz: Have been following news of your arrest. I hope you are ok. The world is watching.’ But Saleem Shahzad never answered.
Romila Thapar addresses invitees at the
Southasian relaunch of Himal Southasian,
IIC, New Delhi, January 2013.
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An early monsoon
On June 16 2013, the India Meteorological Department confirmed the early arrival of monsoon rains across the whole of India. Full coverage was not expected until the middle of July, making farmers hopeful for a bumper crop.
From our archive:
C K Lal discusses the fixation of Southasia's political leaders with 'monumental waterworks.' (September 2007)
Somnath Mukherji explores the sights, sounds, smells and feelings that monsoon evokes. (June 2007)
Venu Madhav Govindu notes the 'fundamental importance' of a good monsoon for both city and rural dwellers. (August 2003)