Catriona Luke
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Catriona Luke is South Asia writer for newstatesman.com and was staff at the Independent and Evening Standard.

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Hanif Kureishi and the Philosophers' Stone

(0) Comments | Posted 6 February 2014 | (15:58)

Kureishi's novel The Last Word shows that if you run the vernacular flotsam and jetsam of human experience on top of a structure of abstract philosophical thought, you may still effect change in society, by literary means.

A huge debt is owed to Hanif Kureishi. At the Karachi Literary...

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Rushdie has Damaged Rather Than Protected Free Speech

(176) Comments | Posted 21 September 2012 | (11:17)

His autobiography is out, so he is everywhere. In discussion with Andrew Marr, the subject of Imagine on BBC1, on the World Service and on BBC news online. "Loathing is a bit too affectionate" to describe how he feels about Pakistan, the BBC irresponsibly reported (Sir Salman Rushdie: 'Pakistan is...

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Imran Khan's Deal Done?

(6) Comments | Posted 29 September 2011 | (00:00)

The military is thought to have backed Imran Khan to be the next president of Pakistan but while he is popular in Britain, he is less so in Pakistan

You cannot rule without doing a deal with the army, a prominent PPP politician told Christina Lamb, then...

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China Will Have Mastery of Asia's Water Tap by 2020

(0) Comments | Posted 3 August 2011 | (16:04)

China has a damming programme for six of the world's great rivers that rise in Tibet - the Indus, Sutlej, Mekong, Brahmaputra, Salween and Yangste - and feed by irrigation an estimated 1.3 billion people.

The Mekong whose flow takes in Yunnan province in China, Laos, Thailand,...

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