Hope for redevelopment of the aging and degrading housing stock in coastal areas, provided by the new Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification, has been belied in the 15 months after it was published.
The dialogue on Kashmir between the Indian and Pakistani governments goes round and round like an old record stuck in a groove, with the same old arguments repeated by both sides. Is there a way forward?
Both sides -- the Maoists and the State -- are waging a dirty war. Between 'the violence of the oppressed' and an often brutal state, a powerful intervention spelling out a practical basis for a durable ceasefire remains elusive.
Whether it is Saudi billionnaire Mohammed bin Laden and his son Osama, or George Bush Sr. and his son George Jr., the themes of religious communalism, militarism and machismo are inextricably intertwined in this 'war'