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The ’joke of the decade’

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By K.N. Pandita

By and large people get the government they deserve, goes the adage. First I thought only a sadist said it. Now I see there is a method in madness.

The coalition between the “two poles”, as a stakeholder had once put it, appeared a big joke to the sadists when it came about. Coalitionists tried to give their detractors a lie. They invented wobbled logic to convince others that they were right. For example, they hurled another cliché that ‘politics is the game of possible.’ Hence the people got the government they deserved. Continue Reading…

Yet another verbal spate

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By K.N. Pandita

Pakistani parliament‘s “unanimous” resolution of Thursday is inspired by deep sense of inferiority complex gripping the army. What precisely does the resolution condemn?

We don’t find any explicit and sound reason to prompt the house into passing a condemnation resolution: Pakistani print media rambles from one vague complaint to another like a child annoyed with its toys. Continue Reading…

The rubric of coalition

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By K.N. Pandita

Terrorists have augmented their activities in the valley. Frequency of attacks on security forces and establishment in various parts of North as well as South Kashmir has increased. Encounters between the terrorists and security forces take place almost every week. Continue Reading…