Revati Laul

Fear and Voting in Afghanistan

With the Taliban’s shadow looming large in many parts of the country, voter turnout matters more than the outcome of the elections.

19 August 2009
Anatomy of a City under Attack

This correspondent does a spot of terror tourism (is there another kind possible?) on a day seven rockets fell in Kabul.

07 August 2009
In Black, Red and Green

The war-torn nation’s hopes, fears and nightmares before a national election

05 August 2009
The Great Shame

The war to oust the Taliban is far more complex than military men would have you believe. But it must be waged anyway.

29 July 2009


Mehr Tarar

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Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of the forthcoming book Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India’s Road to Modernity

Sumantra Bose

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press


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