Azad’s Pitch For Statehood

Azad’s Pitch For Statehood

It is not clear whether the statehood that would hopefully come after delimitation and the election would be full or a truncated one where the real power would vest with the governor.

Omicron Challenge

Omicron Challenge

The governments in the different countries have to stick to complementing the vaccination with the upgrading of healthcare and strict enforcement of adherence to SOPs in public.  In India, this is more critical in view of the emergence of new Omicron strain.

Drawn Stand-off

Drawn Stand-off

An eyeball to eyeball confrontation between the two countries has lingered ever since the forces of the two countries clashed at Galwan Valley in June-15-16 last year leading to the death of 20 Indian soldiers and four Chinese personnel. A pragmatic way out to resolve the lingering stand-off is through negotiations, even if it takes time.

Winter

Winter's Tale

Now that with each passing day, the Valley is heading deeper into winter and into the cold embrace of Chilla Kalan, the government can be hoped to prepare for the tough times ahead. Snowfalls could soon become the order of the day.

Hope On Covid Front

Hope On Covid Front

Unless the government complements the vaccination with the upgrading of healthcare and strict enforcement of adherence to SOPs in public, there are likely to be more outbreaks in various parts of the country.

A Win-Win Solution

A Win-Win Solution

By withdrawing the farm laws, the BJP seems to have changed the game. The decision could certainly impact the election outcome in the UP and Punjab. But for now we can only wait and watch.

Fastrack The Probe

Fastrack The Probe

The LG Sinha’s ordering of the probe into the incident has opened up the possibility that the justice will be done after all.  But for that to happen, the probe has to be fast-tracked and the truth of what happened at Hyderpora established.

Biden-Trump Virtual Summit

Biden-Trump Virtual Summit

The summit is a welcome development at a time when the relations between the two countries have nosedived.  But the two countries will need to make a herculean effort to recover from the bitterness of Biden’s predecessor Donald Trump.

Value Of Life In Kashmir

Value Of Life In Kashmir

It is true that the killings of civilians have now become a new normal in Kashmir. There is little outrage let alone any steps being taken to prevent their occurrence. The govt looks at the situation in law and order terms. This rationalizes the civilian killings.

Elections in UP

Elections in UP

It would be the UP election that would be the centre of political attention. Its outcome largely decides who rules in New Delhi. BJP thus would leave no stone unturned that it gets back to power in the state even if it loses a small chunk of seats.

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