Sunday, September 24, 2017 | 2:56 AM

The befuddled Indian Army

Friday, September 22, 2017

The top Indian Army leadership, while it must have set goals for itself, seems bewildered and operating in a blind alley. It is stuck with unfriendly neighbours both in the north and the west, while the neighbouring island in the south is also not particularly happy with the Indian government policies. Another small neighbour in northeast has openly shown its displeasure at the course of action of its larger neighbour for the past several years. So how does the Indian Army is trying to tackle the myriad of challenges it faces?

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Hajj 2017: Rohingya mattered not?

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Bani Saud will expectedly be quite pleased with themselves that this year’s Hajj has concluded without any setbacks or hitches worth reporting.

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The real heroes: Their role can never be forgotten

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

In our case, it is the people who have been protagonists of the resistance movement - the real heroes. It is they who have perpetuated the resistance narrative. It is they who have defeated machinations of the ‘hegemonic powers’ conjuring alternative narratives for subverting the peoples’ movements for their rights.

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Farooq Abdullah’s one-time truth

Monday, July 24, 2017

For his failure to identify with the popular sentiment - the sentiment of the overwhelming majority, like many others in the “power politics” of Jammu and Kashmir, there is more than one reason to distrust Farooq Abdullah’s words. Nevertheless, wisdom lies in giving credit to what is good in any action of a disagreeable or disliked person.

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Art, Literature and Resistance

Monday, June 19, 2017

When a brush, a goblet of paint and a sheet of canvas sends shockwaves to the citadels of power. When a strip of celluloid causes the mighty to jitter in their mansions. When a tune played on a Santoor shatters window panes of the bastions of the authority. When verses like “You may write me down in history—but still, like dust, I'll rise” or “Write down! I am an Arab, And my identity card number is…..” erupts skins and causes rashes on the bodies of the usurpers of the rights of the people. Believe it is the victory of a nation struggling for its freedom or its rights.

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Demographic changes in Kashmir

Thursday, May 4, 2017

There are numerous United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions stipulating that the final status of the state of Jammu and Kashmir will be determined in accordance with the wishes of the people. This will be done through the democratic process of a free and impartial plebiscite (referendum) conducted under UN auspices.

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