The idea of making Hindi the ‘national language’ of India, tossed into the murky September air by Union home minister Amit Shah a few days ago, is an act of willful diversion, pure and simple.
Blog | Live From Srinagar
Sep 07, 2019
The edit pages are published without editorials. And, if editorials appear, they do not talk about Kashmir or India or Pakistan, but about elections in Israel and Cambodia!
This Above All
Sep 01, 2019
Under permanent curfew in Kashmir, with no means of communication, no avenue to express protest and no voice in decision-making, we have made it easy for our enemies to say that we are an occupying power.
Live From Srinagar
Aug 30, 2019
All rumours and speculations proved right in Kashmir. The denials by Governor Satya Pal Malik turned into a litany of lies.
The government’s decision to handpick Justice Gaur for the post-retirement job has expectedly raised eyebrows, particularly within the Opposition and a section of the legal fraternity, as it is being seen as an ‘award’ for ensuring that Chidambaram ceases to enjoy protection from arrest.
Decisiveness is a condition that is produced primarily by individuals who have great certitude. This means those people operate primarily on the basis of passions, belief and faith rather than the intellect. They feel strongly about something at a deep level and find it difficult to see the other point of view.
Beyond The News
Aug 21, 2019
By abrogating provisions of Article 370, India has smartly shifted the goalpost in Kashmir from right to self-determination to demand for retention of special status, a political observer in Kashmir says.
This Above All
Aug 18, 2019
The drip-drip-drip of losses inside, much higher in volume, continues to bleed us without any effort to bandage or to examine the wound.
Who killed you Pehlu Khan? In this age of post truth, we ask the dead who killed them. And we can also create a theory that Pehlu Khan lynched himself. And the times that we live in, it will be believed.
It’s eighth day since curfew and restrictions were imposed in Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370. And there has been no respite for the people so far, baring a few hours of relaxation here and there.
Northern Ireland is not split into two as Kashmir is between India and Pakistan. And the division between Ireland and Northern Ireland is also not as watertight.
Those who chafed at the idea of special status are satisfied that the only Muslim majority state of India is now a union territory, ruled directly by Delhi.