Audio Post: Response to Ritwik’s comment on Kashmir

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Audio Post: Response to Rahul’s Comment on Kashmir

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

India and the Idea of Identity.

 Written to commemorate India’s sixty-third year of Independence, this post argues that without a well defined sense of identity, nations fail to be great. And that Nehruvian political tradition has asphyxiated  our natural oeuvre. Sixty Three years after independence, even as we ponder what we have made of this nation, there will be tributes to … 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