A few years ago, I heard Imran Khan speak at the HT Leadership Summit. He was part of a panel that was discussing Kashmir and when it was time for questions, the cricketer-turned-politician turned his attention to the subject of terrorism. Read more

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It is tempting to draw parallels between the Salman Rushdie case and the current uproar over an anti-Islamic internet video. But despite a co-incidence of timing – the protests coincided with the publication of Joseph Anton, Rushdie’s memoir of his years in hiding – the differences between the two cases far outweigh the parallels. Read more

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I don’t think the Indian government’s response to the Washington Post article about Dr Manmohan Singh can be termed the subject of a major controversy. A controversy occurs when there are at least two conflicting points of view, both strongly expressed. Read more

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Many months ago Saif Ali Khan phoned and asked if we could meet to discuss a movie he was planning. I’ve known Saif for a long time largely because of my friendship with his parents, the elegant Sharmila Tagore and the late Tiger Pataudi, the classiest guy I have ever known. Plus, it helped that for many years we lived in the same building in Bombay. Read more

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Will we ever know who killed Saleem Shahzad, the Pakistani journalist whose body was found last week? Many Pakistanis suspect that he was killed by elements in the ISI because he threatened to reveal the nature of contacts between the secret intelligence agency and terrorist groups. Read more

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