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Rejecting divisive politics

People of Bihar have exhibited maturityMushtaq SidiqiDefying all political calculations, the JD(U) coalition in Bihar swept the elections that had come to be reckoned...

Kashmir and US amnesia

Yasin Malik The US is the world’s most powerful country. Its pre-eminence remains unchallenged for now. However, it suffers from a curious case of amnesia:...

What’s Eid-al-Adha about

Eid al-Adha, or "Festival of Sacrifice", is celebrated by Muslims to mark the occasion when Allah (God) appeared to Ibrahim in a dream and asked him...

Paris: You Don’t Want to Read This

Peter Van BurenYou don’t want to read this, and I take no pleasure in writing it, and no one really wants to hear it...

Technology is not Value Free. We must Protect our Youth from its Dark Side

Young folk are rightly considered to be the “X-factor” behind any given nation’s success. While phrases referring to the youth like “Long-term assets”, “Productive...

Holding people hostage

With e-curfew over, we are out of a 76-hour torture. To rediscover our latitudinal location. To confirm our validity to a world we thought...

How I was deported from India

Christine MehtaIn an exclusive first-person account to The Hindu, Christine Mehta recalls how she was forced to leave India ostensibly for her scathing report...

Hopeless Gazans are still waiting for reconstruction

Motasem A Dalloul It was midday and the temperature was over 32oC as Rabah Abu-Shanab, 58, lay under the rubble of what once was...

Economics of Denial

The idea of economic “packages” is quite boring now in Kashmir. The Rs 80,000 crore “package” announced in Srinagar yesterday is unlikely to enthuse,...

The Middle East Quagmire

MIRZA ARIF BEGAt the presidential palace in Cairo, the charismatic leader of the Arab world in last decade and a half sat in his chair for...

A ‘friendly’ disruption

Firdous SyedThe book has hardly sullied the reputations; it has destroyed the very idea of peace. Aditya Sinha is a friend, and AS Dulat,...

Talks called off

Hurriyat and Pakistan need to ensure that it''s not just about scoring a pointEr.RashidMuch awaited NSA level Indo-Pak talks couldn’t take off as the...

Cow and the BJP politics in kashmir

In spite of winning 2014 general elections in India with an overwhelming majority and amplifying the Modi wave that was already sailing high throughout...

The Return Of The Foreign Militant

On the night of October 2, news broke that militants had stormed into adjoining Army and Border Security Force camps in North Kashmir’s Baramulla...

Did Yakub Memon get his due?

SAM RAJAPPAThe death by hanging of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, the lone death-row convict in the March 12, 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, on...

Dulat: ‘The Most Wanted’ Spymaster in Kashmir

Gowhar GeelaniCredibility of India’s well-known retired spymaster aside, Amarjit Singh Dulat’s memoir ‘Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years’ has triggered a debate in the Kashmir valley...

The witness sleeps

One evening of 2003, during Ramadan, a farmer from Bimyar, Uri, in north Kashmir was approached by police to dig graves for burying unidentified...

Hanged to death

Er RashidIf Memon is a terrorist, what are those who demolished Babri MasjidFinally arrogance overpowered tolerance and Yakub Memon was hanged to death.Think tanks,...

De Stabilised Muslims : Hope, Patience and Steadfastness in Faith can Redeem us

Deep contemplation and thoughts propel me to jot down the world’s biggest irony "World is civilized". Bragging every now and then with the chants...

WHO IS GOING TO TAKE THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR TODDLER BURHAN? PM MODI, CM MUFTI,...

SEEMA MUSTAFA”But what I have to do, I will do it. Whether it is diplomatic, whether it is pressure tactics or whether it is...

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