Kashmir Killings and the normalcy of Abnormality: Kashmir’s ‘new normal’

The bedrock or even foundational concept/principle of Corporate Finance is the time value of money (TVM). The essential thrust of TVM- also known as present discounted value- is that money available now  is worth more than the same amount in the future due This core principle of finance holds that any amount of money is […]

Delhi wants Kashmir without the Kashmiris

  Put students, television, cricket match, Kashmir and India into a mix and what you typically get is violence or intimidation against Kashmiri students in universities across the Hindi-belt. That is usual. That is how it is supposed to be. Sometimes the Kashmiri students have even been banished from the university or thrown out of […]

Where is the outrage now?

Before four more Kashmiris are consigned to the statistical heap of the thousands who died over the past 26 years, the circumstances of their death bear repetition: It began when a group of youth took exception to the alleged molestation of a school girl by the Army and started protesting. Police was called out to […]


The relations between Pakistan and India are easy to describe but difficult to explain. The relations between the two countries have remained hostile ever since the partition of 1947. The Kashmir issue, Siachen, Sir Creek etc. are the areas of contention between the two countries. The two countries have fought many wars in the past […]

Beyond Hashtags:How a New Wave of Digital Activists is Changing Society

Digital activism has transformed political protest in the last two decades. Smartphones and the internet have changed the way political events, protests and movements are organised, helping to mobilise thousands of new supporters to a diverse range of causes. With such activity becoming an everyday occurrence, new forms of digital activism are now emerging. These […]

This Is Why We Should Talk About Our Bodies

The other day I read a beautiful, heartfelt post on how we should talk to our daughters about their bodies. The gist of it was to NOT talk about it. At all. It said we shouldn’t make any comment about their bodies – good or bad. That we should praise them instead for inner traits […]

It’s 2022,France is dominated by Islam, but how did this happen?

“Nothing is more wonderful than the art of being free, but nothing is harder to learn how to use than freedom” — Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America.   In the mid-twentieth century, while much of the decolonised world was enduring momentous social, economic and political change, the spirit of freedom in the developed West […]

Syrians vote in parliamentary elections

DAMASCUS: Syrians in government-controlled areas headed to polling stations Wednesday to elect a new 250-member parliament that is expected to serve as a rubber stamp for President Bashar al-Assad. Shortly after the stations opened at 7 a.m. local time (0400 GMT) people began turning up. Around 3,500 government-approved candidates are competing after more than 7,000 […]

Iran,Italy sign series of bilateral accords

TEHRAN: Iran and Italy signed a agreements during a visit by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to Tehran on Monday, signalling both countries’ desire to restore ties following this year’s implementation of the Iran nuclear deal. The agreements included plans for cooperation between Italian electricity and gas company Enel and the National Iranian Gas Export […]

Iran advisors helped kill 200 terrorists in Syria: Commander

Tehran:- Commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan says four military advisers recently “martyred” in Syria had helped kill as many as 200 terrorists. The commandos were from the Army’s Brigade 65, who had taken on a mission of advising Syrian forces in their battle against terrorists. “In an operation […]

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