The remarkable decline of Britain in the average Indians’ consciousness over the past half century is quite dramatic. It is not based on any hostility to Britain. Read more

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(An informal remembrance of the Indo-Pak foreign ministers’ meeting in Islamabad on July 15)

1. Press conference scheduled for noon is suddenly put off. Oooh. Something big in offing. I’m asked if I would like to ask the sixth and last question of the Q and A. I say aye. Read more

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World football is globalised and inequal. The first is now countering the second. A score or two articles appear every World Cup to see if the football world has any lessons for globalisation in general. Read more

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One provides IT services, the other footballs. And so are their economic futures defined.

The two biggest South Asian countries share at least one thing: they both stink at football. But they have a presence at the South Africa World Cup. Read more

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