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Road accident epidemic

Road accident epidemic

Is there a day (or half-day) in Kashmir which passes without news of death of some people whose life has been cut short due to some fatal accident? ...

Owning up to Babri

Owning up to Babri

In defence of LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti, what is wrong in saying that we abetted and demolished the 15th century mosque at Ayod ...

The source of extremism

The source of extremism

While the Arabs and the Muslim World in general may prefer to conveniently ignore or wish to cover it up with some other sweet fragment from his sp ...

Return to native names-I

Return to native names-I

When the British arrived in the Indian Sub-continent as colonisers they changed the names of places according to their own convenience. Anyone havi ...

Taking Adityanath as bait

Taking Adityanath as bait

The circle of communalism is now complete in Uttar Pradesh (UP). The desire to see saffron installed with full force inside the highest corridor of ...

Lessons to be learned

Lessons to be learned

Even if Trump takes media as an opposition party, and does not mind launching blistering attacks against all hues of American media, including &lsq ...

Marking the difference

Marking the difference

Enclosed in their small world of opinions and arguments, many people believe — and sometimes try to argue — that Trump and Modi are of ...

Usefulness of Trump

Usefulness of Trump

If Donald Trump had been a poem, its title would have been “Get the Hell out of Here.” The new US President has unsettled opinion maker ...

To sit or to squat

To sit or to squat

Ever since I overheard a fragment of a conversation between two Indians at an International airport, I have been both wondering as well as question ...

Competitive communalism

Competitive communalism

Until not many moons ago in India it seemed to have been established beyond any shade of doubt that a person who speaks or writes in a particular t ...

Hosts and hospitality

Hosts and hospitality

Sartaj Aziz was not allowed to visit the Golden Temple. Generally, no one is disallowed from visiting and paying obeisance to the holy site of the ...

Nagalim versus Kashmir

Nagalim versus Kashmir

For reasons stupefying, the current regime in Delhi is obstinately refusing to engage with the separatists in Kashmir; Neither with the moderates, ...

Kashmir: schools in flames

Kashmir: schools in flames

Last week, the principal’s office in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyala at Aishmuqam went up in flames. The school is located at the foot of a mountain ...

When will the dawn break?

When will the dawn break?

Shahid is lying flat in a place he does not recognise to be his own. For over a week in the hospital ward, he is struggling to cope with the alienn ...

A bone called Almeida

A bone called Almeida

Cyril Almeida has become the tempting bone over which ravenous Indian media studios have fallen over like hungry wolves of the arctic. Each one is ...

War or peace?

War or peace?

Are we on the verge of a war? From media reports across the two sides of the border, it would seem that in spite of the peaceniks and much-maligned ...

Water for peace

Water for peace

From the signals that are appearing from Delhi and the office of the prime minister, it is clear that in the wake of the Uri attack the intention i ...