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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Each year, I wake up on 26/11 full of sadness. I mourn those brave people who gave their lives for my city. I mourn the innocents who were murdered by Pakistani terrorists. And I say a silent prayer, hoping that something like this never ever happens again. Read more

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Now that the anniversary of 26/11 is upon us, expect to hear the usual debates and discussions about the need to urgently hang Ajmal Kasab, about problems involved in dealing with Pakistan, and the consistent terrorist threat that India faces. Read more

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Why do you suppose Prime Minister Manmohan Singh picked this time to launch a new initiative to repair ties with Pakistan? Speaking to reporters at the SAARC Summit in the Maldives, the Foreign Secretary said that the Prime Minister’s tacit agreement to resume the composite dialogue (halted after the 26/11 attacks) came after an emotional appeal from Yusuf Raza Gilani, the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Read more

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