Nawab Akbar Bugti
Fire and the federation
Despite persistent tensions, Pakistan’s ethnic groups have developed enough stakes in the country to prevent it from splintering.
Syed Talat Hussain | Jun 01, 2010
The only way forward
The killing of Nawab Akbar Bugti should be enough to tell the rest of Southasia and the world how Islamabad’s military rulers intend to maintain their grip on the resource-rich and long-suffering province of Balochistan.
Shakeel Iman | Oct 01, 2006
A disappeared Maldivian journalist’s family still waits for closure
Eight years after he vanished, and despite an official report pointing to his abduction and murder, Ahmed Rilwan is yet to be declared dead, and powerful officials allegedly linked to the killers evade justice
Punjab’s battles over Bhagat Singh
Controversies over the anti-colonial revolutionary expose Punjab’s political fissures, with the farmers’ protest movement, Communists, Khalistanis, the AAP and other parties all having staked their own claims
Tehreek-i-Taliban is making its way back in Pakistan
Tehreek-i-Taliban’s resurgence reveals the failure of the Pakistan government’s anti-terror policy and its ambivalent, contradictory relationship with Islamist militant groups
The secrets of ‘All That Breathes’
Shaunak Sen’s Oscar-nominated documentary looks at Muslim brothers caring for kites in Delhi, but also carries a veiled message on religious hatred in Modi’s India