List of Posts

488. The Lovely Peculiarities of Urdu
487. Four Talks and a Funeral
486. Honour and Ignore
485. Revolt and Revolution in Pakistan
484. The Economics of Culture
483. Chaos in Islamabad
482. Questions for Ourselves
481. Reflections on Eid
480. BIPS, Games, and Puzzles
479. Questions for Amos Oz
478. Reflections on Lost Times
477. Revisiting Somnath – A Review
476. Requiescat
475. Women and ‘Feudal’ Values
474. Women and Men: Thoughts on the Nature of Society
473. Mr. Modi: Good for Pakistan, Bad for Muslims?
472. What the Fishermen are Telling Us
471. Mr. Modi
470. Making Martyrs
469. Theater as a Matter of Life and Death
468. Time, the World and the Word
467. Kashmir and Sedition: Whose Side Are We On?
466. Searching for a Nobel Laureate in South Asia
465. Returning to India
464. Sex in Perspective
463. India: (Almost) Wild Political Speculation
462. Pakistan-India Relations
461. In Search of Diwali in Lahore
460. Holy Noise
459. The Jihad Movement – II
458. Where Will Change Come From?
457. The Berlin Committee
456. The Jihad Movement – I
454. Urbanization: The Big Picture
453. The Ghadar Party – II
452. The Ghadar Party – I
451. What Governments Do and Why
450. Beacons of Light
449. Can India Learn From Its Neighbours?
448. Social Services: Asking the Right Questions
447. Wanted: A Real People’s Party
446. The Curious Case of Hyderabad Sindh
445. Education: Is More Money Good News?
444. Anchoring Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province
443. The Atomization of Society
442. Poverty and Human Rights
441. Comparing Small Towns in South Asia
440. The Politics of Urbanization
439. Pakistan Elections 2013: Reflections
438. The Economics of Urbanization
437. Policy: Prescription, Analysis and Hot Air
436. Thinking About the Elections in Pakistan
435. Literature in the Fortress
434. Feminism and Violence: The Short and the Long
433. If I Were a Christian
432. More on Violence in South Asia and the Great Jihad
431. What Can Literature Do?
430. Why is South Asia So Violent?
429. Interrogating Pankaj Mishra’s Weltanschauung
428. The Black Album: Between Liberalism and Fundamentalism
427. Two Fires
426. Understanding Communalism: The Past is No Guide to the Present
425. Asian Responses to Colonialism
424. Handwaving on Aid: Response to Nancy Birdsall
423. Aid as Religion
422. Art and Life: Unraveling a Puzzle
421. The Value of the Legend of Pradeep Mathew
420. Fireflies in the Mist: An Exploration of Bengali Identity
419. Theater and Social Change in Pakistan: The Plays of Shahid Nadeem
418. What Kind of Revolution Do We Need in South Asia?
417. A Character in Melville Who Wouldn’t
416. Child Abuse: Could This Be an Exceptional Case?
415. A Dean’s Summer Reading List
414. Pitying the Nation
413. Brown as the Mouths of Rivers
412. Lucymemsahib and SAP
411. “A Tryst with Destiny”: Reflections on the Partition of India
410. Not Your Father’s Kabir
409. ‘Craving Middleness’: A Critique
408. Leela’s Book: A Review
407. The Great Cities: A Pakistani Jeremiad
406. Craving Middleness
405. A Letter from the Dean
404. All Wrong on Poverty and Aid
403. Humsafar and Shakespeare
402. Please Read Responsibly
401. Learning Urdu
400. $1 Trillion NGO Industry
399. After Veena Malik: Thoughts on Morality
398. Pak-US Relations: Conflicting Perspectives
397. The Changing World of Urdu
396. On the Real Poverty in South Asia
395. Designed to Fail: Why Foreign Aid Doesn’t Deliver
394. Violence Has No Borders
393. Telling the Wrong Story in Gujarat
392. Development: A Loss of Focus?
391. 9/11: The Burden of the Past and the Promise of the Future
390. Induced Nostalgia
389. The Economics and Politics of Corruption in India
388. The General Leaves His Labyrinth
387. MJ Akbar’s Tinderbox: The Book in Images
386. Informal Labour at the Root of Corporate Corruption
385. The Rise and Decline of King’s Urdu
384. On Some Peculiarities of King’s Urdu
383. Is There a Puzzle in Indian Culture?
382. More Ideas on Aid to Pakistan
381. The Meaning of Mumbai
380. God, Music and Food for Thought
379. Explaining Pakistan’s Drift to the Right
378. Pakistan’s Problems: Letter from Berlin
377. Pakistan’s Problems: More Hypotheses
376. Testing the Hypothesis of Sexual Repression in Pakistan
375. Pakistan Unhitches Hitchens
374. US Aid to Pakistan: Response to CGD
373. Cracking Urdu: A Guide for Those Who Know Hindi
372. From Urdu to Hindi, Farsi and Beyond
371. Aid to Pakistan: Advocacy or Analysis?
370. Classical Music in Pakistan: A Requiem?
369. A Primer on Foreign Aid – 3: Real Issues
368. A Primer on Foreign Aid – 2: Rationale and Results
367. A Primer on Foreign Aid – 1: Essential Definitions
366. Osama: What the ISI Knew?
365. L’affaire DSK: What Can We Learn?
364. Pakistan: What is Government For and What is to be Done?
363. Gandhi and bin Laden: Further Thoughts
362. Gandhi, bin Laden and the Global Chessboard
361. Some Thoughts on Patriarchy
360. Understanding Poverty
359. Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan – A Review
358. India’s Pakistan Policy?
357. Corruption and Democracy: Disputing Neera Chandhoke
356. Ten Thoughts on Afridi’s Remarks about Indians
355. On Argumentation
354. On Prayer and Superstition
353. The Lahore Effect
352. Notes from Pakistan
351. Cricket: Risk, Strategy, Design
350. The Intolerant Indian: A Review
349. More on the South Asian Liberal
348. On Culture and the Clash of Cultures
347. Who’s the Fairest of Them All?
346. Blame it on the People
345. Forget the Poor
344. “Helping the Poor”: The Idea, the Reality and the Shadow
343. Would You Wish to be a Chinese in China?
342. From Indo-Pak to Af-Pak
341. Reflections: A Visit to Karachi
340. Pakistan after the Arab Insurrections
339. Love’s Labor Lost?
338. Pilgrimage as Secular Activity: A Constitutional Perversion
337. The Music of Poetry
336. South Asia: In Search of Roots
335. On Secularism in South Asia
334. The Peculiar Nature of the Pakistani Liberal
333. Our Neighborhood
332. Millennium Development Follies
331. Education: The Myth of the Market
330. On Being Stupid in English
329. Analysis: The Idea of Pakistan?
328. Analysis: Vision and Management
327. On Values: The Example of Marriage
326. On Religion as an Individual Code of Behavior
325. What’s Happening in Karachi?
324. Karachi is a Small City
323. A Peek into the Mind of Pakistan’s Rulers
322. Imaginings: Where is India Headed?
321. India: Not Quite There Yet
320. The Rise of Indian Women?
319. LUMS and Learning: Reflections on a Discussion
318. From Notified Criminals to Denotified Offenders
317. What Are Pakistani College Students All About?
316. Remaking Public School Education in Pakistan
315. India: A View of People
314. Pakistan: Falling Off a Cliff
313. India, Pakistan and Survival
312. Culture Bypass: A New Paradigm – 5
311. Urbanization in India: Some Questions
310. An Exercise in Analysis
309. A Modern Introduction to Music – 17
308. Culture Bypass: A New Paradigm – 4
307. 9/11: Socrates, Machiavelli, Christ and Gandhi
306. Culture Bypass: A New Paradigm – 3
305. Sleeping Beauty: Pakistan’s Civil Society
304. A Modern Introduction to Music – 16
303. A Modern Introduction to Music – 15
302. Culture Bypass: A New Paradigm – 2
301. The Indo-Persian Synthesis
300. Culture Bypass: A New Paradigm - 1
299. A Modern Introduction to Music – 14
298. A Modern Introduction to Music – 13
297. A Modern Introduction to Music – 12
296. On the Inhumanity of Humanity
295. A Modern Introduction to Music – 11
294. A Modern Introduction to Music – 10
293. A Modern Introduction to Music – 9
292. A Modern Introduction to Music – 8
291. Making Democracy Work
290. Pakistan: An Idiosyncratic Road to Better Governance
289. PPP Prattle
288. Captivating Catchwords
287. A Modern Introduction to Music – 7
286. In Defense of ‘Against Research’
285. A Modern Introduction to Music – 6
284. How to Aid the Health Sector in Pakistan
283. A Modern Introduction to Music – 5
282. A Modern Introduction to Music – 4
281. Against Research
280. A Modern Introduction to Music – 3
279. A Modern Introduction to Music – 2
278. A Modern Introduction to Music – 1
277. On Loyalty and Patriotism
276. Review: A Gash in the World
275. On Globalization: Separating Ideas from Geography via Tradition
274. Culture, Nationality and Religion – 3
273. Culture, Nationality and Religion – 2
272. Culture, Nationality and Religion – 1
271. Imaginings: Retrospective on Pakistan
270. Achievement and Risk-taking
269. Reflections: Literature and Nationalism
268. Governance in South Asia: States and Robber Gangs
267. Neighbours: Private Dosti, Political Demarcations
266. Are Some State and Non-State Actions Evil?
265. Development and Violence: Some Clues?
264. Pakistan: A New Phase?
263. Arundhati Roy and Martin Luther King
262. In Support of Arundhati Roy
261. On Making Choices: A Thought Experiment
260. Tony Judt on the State, Democracy and Religion
259. Democracy: Corn Flakes, Cabbages and Kings
258. Arundhati Roy
257. Imaginings: South Asia in 2020
256. War or Peace on the Indus?
255. What Does the Argumentative Indian Argue About?
254. A Man of the Right
253. Good Muslims: A Material Theory of Culture?
252. The Dark Side of Economic Growth
251. Come Back, Ibn-e Eusuf
250. On Not Learning
249. Lahore – What is to be Done?
248. Lahore – The Wisdom of Jane Jacobs
247. Lahore – A Canal Runs Through It
246. Macaulay’s Stepchildren
245. Education Reform in India
244. Telangana Thoughts
243. Reflections of a New Mother
242. Consumption and the Limit to Resources
241. The World is Too Big to Fail But…
240. French Salons and South Asia
239. Reflections: South Asian Pecking Order
238. Education: Humanities and Science
237. Pakistan: What Do You Want?
236. Indian Women: A Paradox?
235. Education: A Critique of Mark Slouka
234. South Asia – 2: Three Deprivations
233. The Sexual Divide
232. Justice, Power, and Truth
231. Sen’s Idea of Justice: A Puzzle?
230. Ten Unacceptable Things
229. On Sentiments – Individual and Collective
228. Pakistan’s Favorite Indians
227. History: Lived and Imagined
226. On Thinking About the Past
225. To Whom Does India Belong?
224. On Emperor Akbar
223. September Eleven
222. Another Country, Another Election
221. Aditya Behl (1966-2009)
220. The Road to Partition
219. Yehudi Menuhin: On Nationalism
218. Music: Architecture, Painting, and Wet Clay
217. Jaswant Singh: What’s All the Fuss?
216. Music: An Interview with Arpita Chatterjee
215. An Idiot’s Guide to Music – 3
214. Burqa: Principle, Prejudice and Preference
213. An Idiot’s Guide to Music – 2
212. An Idiot’s Guide to Music – 1
211. The South Asian Idea: A Review
210. China – 3: Lessons from Tibet
209. Ghalib – 30: Similarities and Differences
208. Islam: Moving On
207. Reflections: Shaped by the Times
206. Sri Lanka, Pakistan, South Asia
205. Assessing Kashmir Policies
204. On God’s Will
203. Perspectives on Kashmir
202. Beyond Anti-Americanism
201. More and Less of Imran Khan
200. Ghalib -29: On Being Modern
199. China – 2: Making Sense of China
198. Iran and the Dilemma of Democracy
197. On Cooperation and Team Work – 5
196. Ghalib – 28: Who’s Afraid of Multiple Meanings?
195. On Language and Communication
194. On Cooperation and Individualism – 4
193. On Cooperation and Competition – 3
192. On Cooperation and Competition – 2
191. On Cooperation and Competition
190. Obama and his Audience
189. Obama in Cairo: Ten Weak Points
188. Dissecting Hoodbhoy’s Logic
187. Laws and the Rule of Law
186. On Treason in the Subcontinent
185. More on the Law of Inheritance
184. Slumland South Asia?
183. Democracy in India – 9: Who Speaks for India?
182. On the Poverty of Indian Muslims
181. Reflections: Go Mohammedans?
180. Democracy in India – 8: Dissecting the Election
179. China – 1: Why a Series on China?
178. Them Versus Us
177. Us Versus Them
176. Reflections:  Indian Ink—Literary Insights into Colonialism
175. The Peculiarities of Imran Khan
174. The Confusions of Imran Khan
173. On the Functions of Religion
172. Hinduism – 7: The Wall of Amnesia
171. What Makes Men Stupid?
170. Reflections: Delhi – The City Remembered
169. Reflections
168. Education and the Rights of Children
167. Similar and Different: Bengal Revisited
166. Similar and Different: Black and White
165. Similar and Different: Good and Evil
164. Similar and Different: Common and Problematic
163. Ghalib – 27: Rhetoric or Reality?
162. Education in Pakistan: Ten Big Questions
161. Similar and Different: Why Marriages Fail?
160. Similar and Different: What Else?
159. Similar or Different and Does it Matter?
158. How Similar? How Different?
157. Jinnah, Nehru, and the Ironies of History
156. Ghalib – 26: A Tale Told by an Idiot?
155. What’s With Movie Stars in South India?
154. Gujarat: What Miracle?
153. Governance in Pakistan – 7: Which Islam?
152. After the Long March – What Now Comrades?
151. Governance in Pakistan – 6: Advantages of Good Analysis
150. Governance in Pakistan – 5: An Example of a Good Analysis
149. Governance in Pakistan – 4: What is Good Analysis?
148. Governance in Pakistan – 3: More Bad Analysis
147. Ghalib – 25: On Resignation
146. Hearts and Minds
145. Governance in Pakistan – 2
144. Governance in Pakistan – 1
143. An Alternate Explanation for Existence
142. Ghalib – 24: On Deceivers and the Deceived
141. Darwin Meets Fresh Teen in Pakistan
140. Ghalib – 23: Mirrors and Mirrors
139. Kim Aashcharyam? (What is the most amazing thing?)
138. Ghalib – 22: Against Indifference
137. Ghalib – 21: Heaven Unto Hell
136. On the Emergence of Pakistan
135. Why Indians are Stressed and Unhealthy
134. On God: Existence and Nature
133. Ghalib – 20: Leaders and Followers
132. Can a Computer be Aware Like a Human?
131. Ahmedabad: Life in the City
130. Ahmedabad: The Power of Labeling
129. Singapore: Evidence from Bollywood
128. Singapore: The Voice of Citizens
127. Ghalib – 19: New Year Thoughts
126. Is Singapore a Successful City?
125. Pakistan: What is to be done in FATA?
124. Hinduism – 6: Interactions in the Mirror of Sex
123. South Asia – 1:  A Region in Trouble?
122. Ghalib – 18: Beyond Symbols
121. Corruption: Counterintuitive Conclusions
120. Hinduism – 5: Impacts of Interactions with Muslims
119. Ghalib – 17: On Mumbai?
118. The Peculiar Nature of India-Pakistan Relations
117. Terrorism – 5: What’s Your Religion?
116. Terrorism – 4: Reaching Out
115. Terrorism – 3: Turning In
114. Hinduism – 4: Early Interaction with Muslims
113. Terrorism – 2: Beyond Mumbai
112. Terrorism – 1: How Do We Respond to Mumbai?
111. Ghalib – 16: On Monarchy and Democracy
110. Is Faith Necessary for Progress?
109. Has Islam a Place in a Modern World?
108. Ghalib – 15: The Scream of Silence
107. Ghalib – 14: Who Goes to Heaven?
106. Pakistan: A Downward Spiral
105. Ghalib – 13: On the Reality of Paradise
104. Hinduism – 3: Interaction with Muslims
103. In Defense of Lord Macaulay
102. Hinduism – 2: Getting to Terms with Religion
101. Hinduism – 1: What is ‘Hinduism’?
100. Ghalib – 12: On the Object of Worship
99. More Numbers on Poverty and Education
98. Why Numbers are Important?
97. Why are Political Parties Not Issue Oriented?
96. Textiles: Can Pakistan Compete?
95. Why is Pakistan Half Illiterate?
94. What’s Happening in Small Towns?
93. What is the Future of the City in South Asia?
92. Ghalib Says – 11
91. Who Wants Peace in the Subcontinent?
90. What If India Were Not Partitioned?
89. Ghalib Says – 10
88. Are NGOs Relevant?
87. Is Corruption Good or Bad?
86. Individual or State: Who is Behind Violence?
85. Are We Similar or Are We Different?
84. Ghalib – 9
83. Do Devotion and Brutality Go Together?
82. Ghalib – 8
81. How Far Behind is South Asia?
80. What’s Happening in Nepal?
79. Should Pakistan Receive More Foreign Aid?
78. Is Poverty the Cause of Illiteracy?
77. Ghalib Says – 7
76. Ghalib Says – 6
75. Governance and Morality
74. Faith and Development
73. Corruption and Development
72. Ghalib Says – 5
71. Is Overpopulation the Cause of Poverty?
70. Is Illiteracy a Cause of Poverty?
69. On Diversity
68. Ghalib Says – 4
67. The Search for Truth
66. Ghalib Says – 3
65. Democracy in India – 7
64. Ghalib Says – 2
63. Pakistan’s Leaders
62. Democracy in India – 6
61. Ghalib Says – 1
60. The Politics of God
59. Milton and Ghalib
58. Hindu-Muslim or Muslim-Hindu?
57. More on Fundamentalism – 1
56. On Fundamentalism
55. U.S. and South Asia: Transformations and Trajectories
54. A Modern Fable
53. Democracy – A Historical Perspective
52. Building Democracy in Iraq
51. Democracy in India – 5
50. Democracy in India – 4
49. The Art of Democracy
48. Democracy in India – 3
47. Democracy in India – 2
46. Getting to True Democracy
45. Straws in the Wind
44. Reflections on a Very Large Cabinet
43. Elections: Pakistan Style
42. More on the Modern South Asian – 2
41. It’s the Leadership, Stupid
40. Dynastic Succession and the Culture of South Asian Politics
39. The Middle Class Myth in India
38. More on the Modern South Asian – 1
37. Cricket and Politics
36. Is There Such a Thing as a Modern South Asian?
35. Time for Apologies
34. Is There an Irrational Voter?
33. The Politics of Identity in Pakistan
32. The Politics of Identity
31. Democracy in Japan – Electoral Rules Matter
30. Governance in Colonial Hong Kong – Lessons from Experience
29. Democracy in Malaysia and the Importance of the Second-Best
28. Democracy in Sri Lanka
27. The Dilemma of Democracy in Pakistan
26. Democracy in India – 1
25. Equality, Individual Rights, Modernity and Democracy
24. Individualism, Social Contract, Governance and Modernity
23. Hierarchy, Dependence, Equality and Democracy
22. Monarchy, Religion, Hierarchy and Modernity
21. “Modern” and “Stupid”
20. Dynastic Succession: What is the difference between India and France?
19. More on Dynasties and Modernity
18. How Modern is Modern?
17. The Degeneration of Politics
16. Second-Best Institutions
15. The Alternative to Unadulterated Democracy is not Dictatorship
14. Leadership
13. Idée Fixe
12. The Cultivation of Democratic Governance
11. There We Go Again…
10. Pakistan Picaresque
9. Ah, New York Times…
8. Dynasty and the Price of Politics: Do We Get the Leaders We Deserve?
7. And then there is China…
6. The Power of the Idea and the Poverty of the Imagination
5. Between the Idea and the Reality falls the Shadow
4. A Middle Class ‘Revolution’
3. Cricket in the Jungle
2. Helping Pakistan
1. The South Asian Idea

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One Response to “List of Posts”

  1. Yoginder Sikand Says:

    My New Blog on Indian Madrasas:
    http://www.madrasareforms.blogspot.com

    [Yoginder Sikand]

    This blog aims to broaden the debate on madrasas in
    India (and South Asia, more generally), by focussing,
    in particular, on the voices of reformist Indian
    ulema. Contrary to media depictions, a large number of
    Indian ulema are indeed in favour of certain reforms
    in the madrasas so as to make them serve their task as
    centres of Islamic instruction and guidance more
    effectively.

    These voices are rarely, if ever, heard in the
    so-called ‘mainstream’ press, one reason being that
    many of these ulema write and speak Urdu, not English.
    This blog seeks to provide a platform for their voices
    to be heard beyond their restricted audience.

    -Yoginder Sikand

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