Caste, communalism and coup

Jawed Naqvi, Delhi,

There were at least two occasions in recent memory when the exultation on Indian TV channels was telling.Gen Musharraf staged a military coup in Pakistan and at about the  same time, in India, then prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee was heading for the majestic British-built presidential palace for a swearing-in ceremony of his newly elected government.

Pakistan’s reluctant admission on Mumbai terror - is it a Holbrooke gambit?

<p>US Presidential envoy, Richard C Holbrooke's visit to India comes immediately after the Pakistan's interior minister Rehman Malik owned up that the terrorists were indeed nationals from his country. The big question is will Pakistan's admission on terror help in building the credibility of Holbrooke with the suspicious Indian establishment?</p>
<p><strong>By Sanjay Kapoor, New Delhi, Hardnews</strong></p>

Miranshah, Lawrence of Arabia and Rani Mukherjee

Pakistan army’s attempt to rebuild a war-battered Miranshah in FATA is also premised on creating a narrative and symbols that shows the presence of a foreign hand — India

Before Miranshah in Pakistan’s Waziristan was left in a state of disrepair after the Pakistan army launched a military operation — Zarb-e-Azb — in 2014 to oust the entrenched Pakistan Taliban, this frontier town had built a reputation for Pashtun assertion and the giddy romanticism of the Raj days.