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In this post we present some basic facts about our region so that readers are aware of the challenges that are to be addressed. South Asia is home to 25 percent of the world’s population. Yet, it contains: 50 percent of the world’s poor people 66 percent...

We need someone to shake us up at this time and Ghalib does it with panache: ka'be meN jaa bajaaeNge naaquus ab to baaNdhaa hai dayr meN iHraam we will go beat the gong in the Ka'bah we have tied the holy cloak in the temple The conventional associations between...

We never get away from blaming corruption for everything that is wrong in South Asia. Corruption is our biggest problem, it is repeated, and until we can deal with it we will be unable to develop. No one is a fan of corruption but where is...

Continued from Hinduism – 4: Early Interactions with Muslims In an earlier post in this series we identified two defining characteristics of Hinduism – its localized religious practice and political organization and its universal and rigid social stratification. In this post we discuss how these two...

We wondered what Ghalib might have said post-Mumbai?                 ham muvahhid haiN hamaaraa kesh hai tark-e rusuum millateN jab miT gaiiN ajzaa-e iimaaN ho gaiiN we are monists, our religion is the renunciation of customs when communities are erased they become parts of the faith   Remember that Ghalib lived in...

After Mumbai, the raw emotions underlying relations between India and Pakistan are on public display. It is not a pretty picture. What can one make of it? India-Pakistan relations can be analyzed at two levels: the political and the psychological. At the political level, the argument...

Here we are at the beginning of life beyond Mumbai. We have expressed our feelings, described the situation, analyzed the problem, prescribed a response, and articulated a vision for the future. We have come out of this gut-wrenching process changed. A fundamental truth has dawned upon us....

We have stood up and we have been counted. And despite all the caveats and all the filters, there are still many more non-terrorists than there are terrorists. So, how do we translate these numbers into the strength we need to STOP TERRORISM NOW? Isn’t it obvious?...

There is a huge wave of anger, frustration, and fear welling up in South Asia. Will this wave peter out only to arise again after the next incident of terrorism? Will it spiral out of control, plunging our region into further chaos and doing even more...