Books
11 June 2009
The truth is that when I try to think of a book which changed my life, the only one that comes to mind is my first...
Asia
31 January 2008
Even though Sri Lanka has the ideal combination of elements - beautiful beaches, no visa requirements for Pakistani...
Human Rights
30 April 2007
The ninjas. The burqa brigade. The women in black. For some years now I've been hearing such terms thrown around with...
Books
10 July 2006
When the identities of the 7 July bombers were revealed, the news that one of them worked in a fish-and-chip shop...
Books
21 June 2004
Is Desperately Seeking Paradise a travelogue through the Muslim world over the course of 30 years; a reconstruction of...
Film
12 August 2002
An Indian friend who lives in Australia visited me in London recently. He said that while in India he had heard that...
International Politics
03 June 2002
At a conference in America a few weeks ago, I stressed the urgent need to find a political solution in Kashmir. We must...