Kashmir

We can’t leave India to our politicians or professors

Navjot Singh Sidhu, Imran Khan, India, Pakistan, Kargil, Khalistan, Kashmir, Narendra Modi, Akhilesh Yadav, Mamata Banerjee, Mayawati, Left, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Sabrimala, Kartarpur, Janau, Kabul, Shiv Sena, Uddhav Thackeray, Ayodhya, Arvind Kejriwal

India is stretching itself thin

The smugness on Navjot Singh Sidhu’s face as if Messiah of peace between India and Pakistan, as he made way for Kartarpur across Wagah border, really got my

Roy-Bhushan duo: we no longer believe you

Arundhati Roy, Prashant Bhushan, Scroll, Indian Express, R. Venkatesham, Modi, Rafale, Demonetization, Gauri Lankesh, JNU, Elgar Parishad Rally, World Trade Centre, Osama bin Laden, Kashmiri Pundits, CPIL, Kashmir, Assamese, Loya, DY Chandrachud

Prashant Bhushan-Arundhati Roy: Credibility crisis

It is perfectly legitimate that Arundhati Roy-Prashant Bhushan may hold different opinion to mine.

Hindus first lose lives; and then the narrative

Independence Day, August 16, Direct Action Day, Suhrawardy, Jinnah, Muslim League, Mahatma Gandhi, Congress, Week of Long Knives, Time, Ramchandra Guha, Quint, Scroll, The Wire, Nathuram Godse, Kashmir, Noakhali, Star of India, Battle of Badr, Calcutta, West Bengal

1946 Direct Action Day: Week of Long Knives

Every Independence Day fills me with sadness and anger.

Soz now has Sardar Patel on target; and Congress is silent

Saifuddin Soz, Congress, Arun Shourie, Kashmir, Jairam Ramesh, Manmohan Singh, PC Chidambaram, Furzical Strikes, Sardar Patel, Hyderabad, ISI, Pakistan

Saifuddin Soz: licence to hurt millions of Indians

Controversial Congress leader Saifuddin Soz launched his book in the Capital on Monday.

Why you must question mainstream media

Mass media, Rajdeep Sardesai, Shekhar Gupta, Sagarika Ghose, Barkha Dutt, Swara Bhaskar, Jallikattu, Bakrid, Kashmir, Triple Talaq, Rohingyas, Kashmiri Pandits, Makarand Paranjape, Madhu Kishwar, Saba Naqvi, Kumar Ketkar, Ramachandra Guha, Pavan Varma, Rajiv Malhotra, Dr Koenraad Elst, CIA, Ford Foundation, Christophe Jaffrelot

Time you hold aloft India's future

If we were to be asked whether (a) mass media doesn’t speak for common citizens; (c) is not neutral; (c) is corrupt; (d) is caste divisive; (e) is politicall

Why Muslims owe a lot to Sardar Patel

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Sardar Patel: Did he really have anti-Muslim bias?

This is the centenary of the year when Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel first met Mahatma Gandhi and India got its unifier as we know the nation today.

Next one week of demonetization drive

Demonetization, Modi government, opposition, Barkha Dutt, BJP, ATMs, Kashmir

To-queue-or-not-to-queue

The entire thrust of opposition, in cahoots with propaganda siren of mainstream media in full blast, is about the inconvenience of the poor man.

Kashmir: Ask your Barkhas and Rajdeeps

Animal Farm, George Orwell, propaganda, Divide-and-Rule; Hindus-Muslims-Dalits-Christians, Lilliputian,  NewsBred, presstitute, news-peddlers, Kashmir, Hurriyat, NC, PDP, militants, stone-pelters, Poonch, Kargil, J & K, Srinagar, Ananthnag, Baramullah, Kulgam, Pulwana, Shias, Dogras, Kashmiri Pundits, Sikhs, Ladakhis, Gujjars, Bakarwals, Paharis, Baltis, Christians, Mulsims, Azaadi, Secessionists, Hindus/Dogras, Kashmiriyat, Ladakh, National Conference

The pictures in Kashmir Valley that don't make a headline

Ask yourself whether your Barkhas and Rajdeeps have ever highlighted these simple facts about Kashmir. And whether the aim of presstitutes is division and not cohesion of India.

Angoorlata and her oath in Sanskrit

Angoorlata Deka, Batadroba, Assam, Uttarakhand, Arthashastra, Kautilya, R. Shamasastry,  Sahitya Akademi, Adi Shankaracharya, Bhagavad Gita, Mudrarakshasa, Feature films in Sanskrit, Mattur, Hosahalii, Karnataka, Chandragupta Maurya, Punyakoti, Valmiki’s Ramayana, Angkor Wat, Cambodia, Bhasha, Devanagari, Sandhi, Samasa, Kalidasa, Malavikagnimitram, Abhijanashakuntalam, Meghadutam, Rig Veda, Namami, Sharada, Kashmir, Paishachi, Brihatkatha, Buddhist, Jain, Ayurveda, Charaka, Sures Chandra Banerji, Muslims o

Angoorlata: sniping with Sanskrit

Angoorlata Deka, the newly elected BJP MLA from Batadroba constituency in Assam, has made front-page headlines with her oath in Sanskrit language.

Pak place tactical nukes on Indian borders

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India-Pak nuclear holocaust more real than ever

Pakistan is moving tactical nuclear weapons on its long border with India. Worryingly, its control lies with the commander on the spot