Flagging off a new consciousness.

The BJP’s Tiranga Yatra was seen by skeptics as a charade; by the centre as an irritant; by secularists as a red herring; by the J&K Government as a threat to peace; by the Congress as a double edged sword and by nationalists as an act of faith. But it was really an attempt at … Continue reading

Kashmir. India. Pakistan. US. And the interlocuters.

The Government of India’s choice of interlocuters had raised eyebrows. Now they are raising hackles. The ‘open mind and big heart’, as one of the interlocuters declared with gusto, is looking more like an open mine and a big mouth. Academicians are particularly destined to carry their share of the dubious weight of collective memory. … Continue reading

Stoned Immaculate*

The new-found Kashmiri talent for chucking stones at Indian forces is raising the bar for foreign policy, political gamesmanship, civil society activism and even sport. So is this the Kashmiri’s new weapon of mass distraction? Or are we too stoned to register? The latest round of stone pelting in Kashmir has a lot of people … Continue reading