The war dance at dusk at the India-Pakistan border at Wagah sums up India-Pakistan relations. The well choreographed flag lowering ceremony with border guards on both sides of the divide performing the ritual to military precision has not undergone much change since I last visited this place in 2005. In a way it has institutionalized the nature of relationship between the two countries.
In the afternoon of July 16 two men appeared to be breaking into a fine house in an expensive area of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Alerted by a telephone call, a policeman arrived smartly on the scene. He saw one black male standing inside the house and asked him to come out.