I heard a lawyer friend of mine arguing against extreme positions some people tend to take on issues such as terrorism, rape and corruption. In her balanced view, there was no substitute for exercising restraint and affording the accused the due process of law. Read more

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A quick audit of the integrated action plan for development of infrastructure in the Left Wing Terrorism (LWT)-affected districts is imperative in the wake of the Maoist attack on a convoy that wiped out the Congress’s state leadership in Chhattisgarh. Read more

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Without getting into the debate over the colour of homegrown terrorism, I want to make a bipartisan point: terrorism of any hue needs to be fought and eliminated. But that’s easier said than done without a socio-political milieu that unites all Indians against the threat. Read more

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There is just one problem — as I see it— with Home Minister P Chidambaram’s coloured description of terrorism attributed to fringe groups run by Hindu zealots. Read more

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SM Krishna’s biggest challenge since he assumed the reins of the Indian Foreign Office has arrived. The US-educated politico has faced many a battle at home. But the turf this time is unfamiliar and unfriendly. Read more

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Bilateral meetings on the fringes of multi-lateral conferences aren’t unusual. But the one P Chidambaram had with his Pakistani counterpart, Rahman Malik during the SAARC interior ministers’ conference was unique in a way that it was the first of its kind. Read more

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