Politicians feeling the heat

Politicians feeling the heat

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik revealing that in coming months two to three “big fishes” would be in the net of Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) for their alleged involvement in corrupt practices has created ripples in the political circles. According to the media reports the ACB is currently investigating many corruption cases in […]

Wake up before it’s too late

Wake up before it’s too late

The drug addiction being on rise in Jammu and Kashmir has sent alarm bells ringing across the state. According to the data compiled by the Crime Branch of Jammu and Kashmir Police the supply and sale of banned drugs and narcotic substances is picking up fast in both Jammu and Kashmir regions. The drive against […]

Can Chandrayaan trigger scientific temper in India?

Patralekha Chatterjee India’s second moon mission was a moment of great pride for the entire nation. The successful launch of the Indian Space Research Organisation’s Chandrayaan-2 mission was not only a great inspiration to India’s scientific community, it was a special booster for India’s women scientists. What made this mission perhaps unique is that for […]

Naga crisis: Modiji, where’s the ‘creative solution’?

Bhopinder Singh There is a global crisis of identity assertion, discrimination and aspersions that are redefining notions of nationalism and allegiances. It is particularly visible in countries with a heterogeneous populace and democratic frameworks, with the question of allegiance getting posited at specific “identity-types” that could be based on religion, ethnicity, region or in the […]

US made to eat a humble pie

US made to eat a humble pie

Assertion of the United States President Donald Trump that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has offered him to mediate in Kashmir has triggered a row across the country but in Kashmir leaders have welcomed his statement. Almost all the Kashmiri leaders, including Farooq Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and others termed it as a welcome […]

Diluting of the RTI Act is questionable

Karan Thapar It’s not easy to think of a measure that has done more to deepen and strengthen Indian democracy than the Right to Information Act (RTI) of 2005. Over the last 14 years it has fundamentally shifted the balance between citizens’ rights and the executive in favour of the former by giving citizens the […]

Naga crisis: Modiji, where’s the ‘creative solution’?

Mohan Guruswamy The Narendra Modi government is struggling with itself to find a suitable solution to the Naga problem. It often seems that it has hammered out an agreement, but is afraid to bite the bullet. Especially since that bullet might get stuck in its gullet with demands for similar arrangements from Kashmir, and who […]

Moon-bound again

Ajey Lele India’s second mission to the moon was planned for July 15, but got delayed owing to technical problems just one hour before the actual launch. However, ISRO scientists identified the anomaly quickly and now, within a week, the Chandrayaan 2 mission has begun its journey towards the moon. The launch of the mission […]