Raza Rumi

OPEN TO OPINION

Raza Rumi is a consulting editor, a public policy practitioner and currently a visiting fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy, Washington DC.

POLITICS

 |   8-minute read

Defeating ISIS a far cry without a settlement in Syria

The fantasy of overthrowing Assad's regime needs to be shelved for now.

HUMOUR

 |   4-minute read

Why do you get so many sex metaphors out of cricket?

Something primal and deep is at work. And could be linked to the most cherished South Asian male fantasies.

ART & CULTURE

 |   6-minute read

Why fanatics of today would not have spared Kabir

The murders of rationalists and threats to writers, negate what was achieved through centuries of cross-cultural exchange and intellectually robust reformist movements.

POLITICS

 |   7-minute read

Dear Infidel: The dilemma of British Muslims

Their situation is also somewhat similar to what the Muslims in India are questioned about by some extremists.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

Why India, Pakistan treat their Nobel laureates shamefully

There is a common thread – of undervaluing our achievers; and looking at ideas, values and contributions from the jaundiced lens of partisan politics.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

How Modi can ruin India and Pakistan relations

The glossy deification of the PM and his 'tough' stance by Indian media hides the short-sightedness of a jingoistic world view.

POLITICS

 |   7-minute read

Why India should not worry about China-Pakistan ties

Chinese investment in Pakistan might be a blessing in disguise.

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

Will Peshawar attack change Pakistan's policy on terror?

Pakistan’s predicament is a sad tale of domestic Islamist identity enmeshed with the regional dynamics.