No room for questions

  Krishna Kumar In his 1976 classic on childhood, The Inner World, psychoanalyst Sudhir Kakar compared the advent of modernity to a shipwreck. He was using this metaphor to highlight the emotional uncertainty that people must face when their faith is questioned or ridiculed. People look for whatever raft they can find. Once they find […]

Apex Court’s ruling sets records straight

Supreme Court’s refusal to change the investigating agency in Kathua rape and murder case has come as a shot in the arm for the Jammu and Kashmir government. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had remained firm on her stand and had refused to hand over the Kathua case to CBI for the probe. Despite Bharatiya Janata […]

Article 35-A returns

The petitions challenging Article 35-A have once again been listed for hearing in the Supreme Court in August. The speculations about Article 35-A may be scrapped by the Apex Court had triggered a row in Kashmir last year. This Article provides special property rights to people of Jammu and Kashmir and it’s directly linked with […]

The spirit of Palestinian resistance will not be broken

Omar Baddar If you are familiar with the term “Nakba”, you probably think of it as a historical Palestinian grievance over events that unfolded 70 years ago. That was the time when Zionist militias facilitated the creation of the state of Israel by depopulating Palestinian villages, driving some 750,000 people out of their homes. Israel’s […]

No room for questions

Krishna Kumar In his 1976 classic on childhood, The Inner World, psychoanalyst Sudhir Kakar compared the advent of modernity to a shipwreck. He was using this metaphor to highlight the emotional uncertainty that people must face when their faith is questioned or ridiculed. People look for whatever raft they can find. Once they find one, […]

Ensure safety of Kashmiris

Kashmiri family being attacked by a few miscreants in New Delhi last week has triggered outrage across the Valley. The incident has created fear among the Kashmiris putting up in different states and they fear for their lives. It’s unfortunate that a helpless girl was beaten for no fault. The video of the beating up […]

It’s time to address online violence against women in India

Mariya Salim Among the top 20 countries in internet usage worldwide, India has the highest yearly growth rate of internet users. Easy access to the internet has enabled many people, especially women and other marginalised groups, to overcome traditional barriers and participate in the public sphere. However, the violence women face in these virtual spaces […]

All eyes on Windsor

Kishwar Desai Everything comes to a standstill this week, as all eyes are on the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wedding on May 19, and all roads lead to Windsor. We have been flooded with information about what will happen — including that it will be a sunny day (mostly) at 18 degrees — and […]

Nuclear tests and the futility of it all

Aakar Patel According to sources, Pakistan today is actually ahead of us in terms of the number of nuclear devices it has produced. Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided India should be a member of the nuclear supplier’s group, but that has not got anywhere either. (Photo: AP) Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided India should be […]

Kashmir, India-Pak tension, Muslim discontent: All for nation-building?

SREEPARNA CHAKRABARTY Fresh from the Karnataka battle where he insists his party would get a “clear majority”, senior Congress leader and a core member of the party’s thinktank Jairam Ramesh says the Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan bypoll defeats have put the BJP on the defensive. In an interview to Sreeparna Chakrabarty, the Rajya Sabha MP […]

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