JULY 2011

July 2011

Cover Story and Featured Stories

With Messi becoming the all time leading scorer at Barcelona, Hardnews raises the debate of who is a greater player: Maradona or Messi?
Sandeep Kumar Delhi

In the backdrop of neoliberal onslaught, the Maruti workers’ 13-day successful strike near Delhi, backed by 1 lakh workers of 65 unions, is a historic sign of revival of working-class struggles in India
Sadiq Naqvi Manesar (Haryana)

With Mayawati cornered on a series of rapes and murders, the Opposition is all pepped up Pradeep Kapoor Lucknow

Post Operation Osama, with the swagger of the army generals gone, it’s time Pakistan rejects the ideology of conflict and fundamentalism, and unleashes the politics of peace, pluralism and progress
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi

With its evolving media, strong banking industry, aspiring youth and professionals, a rich landholding class and business community, and the military, it is unrealistic to predict Pakistan’s demise
Arshi Saleem Hashmi Islamabad

With civil society unable to fight the tide of Islamic radicalism, and a military establishment battling itself, Pakistan stands at crossroads it has seldom seen before
Suhasini Haider Delhi

US and Pakistan are caught in a bind over the Taliban
Syed Moazzam Hashmi Islamabad

Despite the bloody bombings and attacks, the magical liberation of Sufi shrines is irrepressible
Virinder S Kalra Manchester (UK)

Pakistan will not break up in the near future, nor go bankrupt. Repeated injections of foreign aid will keep it afloat, but also feed the very forces that threaten its chief donor, the US
Hardnews Bureau Delhi

The relentless violence has not brought Pakistan to a standstill. The resilience is visible. The fight for freedom continues
Seema Mustafa Muzzafarabad/Delhi

What if Partition had never happened?
Jaya Bhattacharji Rose Delhi