India, Pakistan can go ‘arch-rivals’ Ethiopia-Eritrea way to usher in peace, turn decades of ‘enmity’ into friendship


One doesn’t need to live years abroad to see the light, but perhaps it helps. At least, it did for me. I am referring to the “enmity” between India and Pakistan.

For nearly 14 years, I diligently deleted the phrases “arch-foes”, “arch-rivals” and “have gone to war four times” from wire-service stories on India, Pakistan or Kashmir that I used in my job as a news editor. The intent was to strike a tiny twin blow against news-agency cliches and divisive language.

But surprise, surprise, my effort made no difference when it came to the crunch. How could it when our own governments want us to be defined that way — “arch-foes/arch-rivals”. Read More

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