Over to Elections

Over to Elections

The Delimitation Commission has already ended up changing the political landscape of J&K like never before. It could very well pave way for a future chief minister who is from Jammu, a longstanding political plank of the BJP

Moral Quandaries of Ukraine war

Moral Quandaries of Ukraine war

Geopolitics is not a morality play and in international relations, moral concerns are also selectively and cynically used to advance national goals. This is why all the western policymakers and the media are focused on what is happening to Uyghurs in China or how autocratic and evil Putin is. As for the rest of the world, all is supposed to be well

Kashmir After August 2019

Kashmir After August 2019

The prevailing situation in Kashmir confirms Bose’s assessment: the last two years, as the police data reveals, have witnessed a drastic reduction in the influx of foreign militants even while over 500 militants have been slain by security forces since August 5, 2019

The Stakes In Ukraine

The Stakes In Ukraine

The point is that it is not the reality on the ground but the west’s core interests that determine what is good and what is evil. Otherwise, the reality of the Russian invasion of Ukraine is very complex. It is rooted in Russia’s legitimate fears of being encircled by the west and the NATO military bases reaching its doorstep

Retired Hurt

Retired Hurt

The fundamental question in Pakistan is not whether Khan was a self-centered leader who hadn’t delivered the promised good governance but whether the no-trust motion was an organic political process

2024: Four scenarios

2024: Four scenarios

The AAP led by Arvind Kejriwal has still a long way to go before it could emerge as a credible rival to the BJP,  but the party seems to offer a sort of new politics that has been effective against that of the BJP.

Why India, Pak Can’t Talk

Why India, Pak Can’t Talk

The US involvement in the relationship between India and Pakistan is a fairly complex affair. New Delhi wants the US to intervene to sort out the terror problem in Pakistan, but it brooks no meddling in Kashmir.  Similarly, Islamabad wants US intervention on Kashmir but wouldn’t like Washington to speak on behalf of India on terror.

Greater Jammu or Greater Kashmir?

Greater Jammu or Greater Kashmir?

So, do we have now Greater Jammu or Greater Kashmir? It plays both ways. A common parliamentary seat spanning Anantnag, and areas of Rajouri and Poonch would also psychologically link the Muslims in these places, no matter the distance. Would the BJP want that? That looks unlikely.

Battleground UP

Battleground UP

A victory for the BJP in UP will yet again reinforce the political dominance of Modi and further power his political cult.  It will be an emphatic endorsement of his seven years of rule.

Until My ‘Normalcy’ Has Come

Until My ‘Normalcy’ Has Come

An ideal arrangement from the centre’s point of view would be a govt dominated by the BJP, whose chances following the delimitation of seats look brighter. Or, a govt of the party or parties which have reconciled to the loss of autonomy as a fait accompli.

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