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Between Jhatka and Halal: Gujarat after two years of “normalcy”

For the Muslim victims of communal violence in Gujarat the violence has not ended — it is the difference between immediate hacking (jhatka) and slow death (halal).

| Mar 28, 2004

Ecumenism and Islam’s enemy within

How many more Karbalas and Quettas are we to see amongst competing Islamic sects, while the rest of the world sees a united, militant front?

| Mar 23, 2004

NHRC of Nepal: amidst the ruins

Government attitude is threatening an institution which has shown some degree of seriousness towards ensuring protection of human rights. There ought to be a rethink.

| Mar 23, 2004

The importance of not forgetting

The importance of not forgetting A report tracing the different forms of violence being meted out to Gujarat's Muslims over the last two years, starting with the carnage of February 2002. What has been the pain, …

Inside the nuclear closet

Abdul Qadeer Khan, regarded as the 'Father of Pakistan's A-Bomb', was accused then pardoned by President Musharraf for his role in trafficking nuclear technology. But what sort of man is Qadeer, and what does his …

| Mar 15, 2004

Para ninda, Para charcha

The chat-behind-the-back has emerged as a 'political right' of the ordinary people, a way to defy authority and try and keep it in check.

| Mar 13, 2004

Notorious fizz

The multinational colas swamp the public consciousness with their advertising blitz, but a parliamentary committee has been doing its job in India.

| Mar 13, 2004

Rice and sovereignty

The grain that sustains more than half of the world's population may soon be owned and controlled by a private company.

| Mar 13, 2004

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