After two years, Dr. Sen was finally released on bail by the Supreme Court. See Free Dr. Binayak Sen and, somewhat related, New Prisons for Old.
Action for a Progressive Pakistan, a group of like-minded folks (I am a proud member) has just published an op-ed in Dhaka's Daily Star concerning the actions of West Pakistan's army against the people of (now) Bangladesh: We Apologize. On May 13th, Bangladesh's Foreign Minister Dipu Moni asked that Pakistan formally announce an apology for [...]
You have so many interlocuters here, here, here and here that to respond to your answer to my earlier comment, I am afraid that I have to move it up here above the fold. We finally come to the nub of the matter. Your response makes it crystal clear that in your reading Taliban = [...]
The Swat offensive continues to generate humanitarian crisis. A crisis which the Army or the state are failing to deal with. In Karachi, MQM - the major political party and social group - has adopted the language of TALIBOTHRA to deny safety and comfort to the IDPs. Tensions between the Pashtun and the Muhajir (basically, [...]