POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Jul 03, 2015 AT 22:43 IST ,  Edited At: Jul 03, 2015 22:43 IST

Tarek Fatah, the renowned Pakistan-born Canadian writer and liberal activist, was on a four-month long trip to India. Upon his return, he gave a rather interesting interview to Tahir Gora where he spoke of his experiences in India.

Fatah believes that India is such a large and diverse country that even a lifetime is not enough to experience the nation. However, the most startling observation he makes is about Indian women. And this is what he had to say:

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Jul 03, 2015 AT 22:43 IST, Edited At: Jul 03, 2015 22:43 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Dec 18, 2014 AT 23:59 IST ,  Edited At: Dec 18, 2014 23:59 IST

A Pakistani court has granted bail to LeT operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, a key planner of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks,  just a day after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said there is no 'good' and 'bad' Taliban. 

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Dec 18, 2014 AT 23:59 IST, Edited At: Dec 18, 2014 23:59 IST
POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Aug 24, 2014 AT 02:14 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 24, 2014 02:14 IST

After a day of much tension at the International border with Pakistan firing on border posts and villages and the Indian Home Minister asking the BSF jawans to give effective replies, here is a gentle reminder by Indian-American artist Zeshan Bagewadi that we are essentially the same people.

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Aug 24, 2014 AT 02:14 IST, Edited At: Aug 24, 2014 02:14 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 20, 2014 AT 01:55 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 20, 2014 01:55 IST

Siddharth Varadarajan, writing in NDTV.com reminds us that the Hurriyat leaders meeting Pakistanis is nothing new: PM's Pakistan Outreach Ends in Predictable Whimper:

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 20, 2014 AT 01:55 IST, Edited At: Aug 20, 2014 01:55 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Sep 29, 2013 AT 23:59 IST ,  Edited At: Sep 29, 2013 23:59 IST

As was to be expected, Mr Modi waded into the "Dehati Aurat" controversy, reported earlier, in his speech at BJP's Delhi rally:

"How dare you (Sharif) address my nation's Prime Minister as a village woman? There cannot be a bigger insult of the Indian Prime Minister. We can fight with him on policies but this we will not tolerate. This nation of 1.2 billion will not tolerate its Prime Minister's insult"

He went on to add:

"The journalists who were sitting in front of Nawaz Sharif when he was insulting our Prime Minister should also answer to the people of my country".

"I want to ask those journalists, I don't know who were they but journalists of my country who were having sweets sitting with Nawaz Sharif when he was abusing our Prime Minister calling him village woman, I expected those Indian journalists, the country expected them, to refuse the sweets and walk out"

Reportedly at Mr Sharif's initiative, Pakistan got into damage control mode:

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Sep 29, 2013 AT 23:59 IST, Edited At: Sep 29, 2013 23:59 IST
     
 
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