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  • Election sans public involvement

    Election sans public involvement

    The by-poll thus tells you little about Kashmir. Nor will it make any difference to the existing political state of affairs. The election, however, will be primarily about the degree of participation of people in the voting.
  • What militant funerals foretell

    What militant funerals foretell

    This state of affairs has come as a further reminder of a deepening pro-militancy sentiment which has since led to a spike in militant recruitment, more so in the months since the killing of Burhan Wani in July last
  • Great Game, Provincial Status to Gilgit-Baltistan and the Kashmir Issue    

    Great Game, Provincial Status to Gilgit-Baltistan and the Kashmir Issue    

    As China Pakistan Economic Corridor shapes the new geo-politics in South Asia, and Pakistan mulls grant of provincial status to Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir is acquiring a geo-political interest over and above the long running conflict over the state
  • Time to reflect and rethink

    Time to reflect and rethink

    The fallout of BJP’s comprehensive win in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand elections is still unfolding on India’s political scene.  The elevation of the radical Hindu leader Yogi Adityanath as the new UP Chief Minister
  • Nauroz: Spring is back, so is a sense of loss

    Nauroz: Spring is back, so is a sense of loss

    Nauroz is the festival of renewal. It is about the return of spring after four harsh months of winter. It is about a pregnant earth readying  to break forth in fresh vegetation.
  • Troubling message from UP

    Troubling message from UP

    Muslims are becoming the bogeymen of India’s politics. Hate against them brings the majority community together. Any leader who badmouths the community, threatens them with rape and killings or has a long record of anti-Muslim activities
  • Killing of Kaneeza

    Killing of Kaneeza

    More than the brief outrage over Kaneeza’s death, it is the prospect of her death becoming a data that is chilling. Shall we forget it and move on to another death? In fact, we can already hear ourselves rationalizing it in the context
  • UP win and Kashmir

    UP win and Kashmir

    Freed of the near-term electoral compulsions by the UP win, New Delhi could reach out to Pakistan and resume the talks. Kashmir process can be segued to the dialogue with Islamabad  to get the best possible outcome not only for the two countries but
  • After UP win

    After UP win

     Now that the idea of India is set for a drastic ideological makeover, there is some amount of consternation in Kashmir too. BJP’s absolute control over India empowers the party to execute its longstanding ideological agenda in Kashmir, one of them
  • Modi Juggernaut

    Modi Juggernaut !

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is again in the ascendant. The landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhund has just proved this beyond any shade of doubt. It is almost like there is a second Modi wave

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