Cyril Almeida

The peace chimera by Cyril Almeida

23 July, 2010
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The hawks on both sides have won, again. At some point the minutiae becomes irrelevant. Did Pillai sink the talks between Krishna and Qureshi by blaming the ISI for the Mumbai attacks a day before the foreign ministers were to meet? Did Krishna’s inflexibility during the talks and the joint press conference with Qureshi torpedo […]

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A fake crisis by Cyril Almeida

16 July, 2010
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The pious and the righteous have pronounced judgement: it’s fire and brimstone for the sinners. For eternity, the holders of fake degrees will pay for their sins, having refused to self-flagellate or fall on their swords. It’s a joke. With sins aplenty on all sides here, let’s start with the original sin. Why were the […]

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Notes from the courtroom by Cyril Almeida

4 June, 2010
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Politicians are scum. Politically, it’s an old argument, probably as old as politics itself. Few here would particularly disagree with the assessment. Constitutionally, it’s a novel argument. But that’s what the Supreme Court witnessed this week as Akram Sheikh went on his confused and confusing rant against the new process for selecting judges under the […]

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The good and the bad by Cyril Almeida

2 April, 2010
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Cyril Almeida Friday, 02 Apr, 2010 I never thought I’d say this, but I (almost) feel sorry for Asif Zardari. It’s difficult to imagine anything competing for headline space with the historic accord on the 18th Amendment. Difficult, that is, unless you factor in Zardari and corruption. Instead of basking in the glow of the […]

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