Make recruitment process transparent

  Jammu and Kashmir Police have busted one more fake job racket scam in Srinagar. It’s not for the first time that fake job racket scam has been busted in Kashmir. Many gullible youth are lured by the fraudsters on the name of a government job. These gullible youth are asked to pay huge amounts […]

BJP not interested

Amid speculations about cabinet reshuffle in Jammu and Kashmir, Bharatiya Janata Party has ruled out the possibility about it making any changes in the present team of the ministers in the cabinet. BJP, which came into power for the first time in Jammu and Kashmir in 2014, has played safe since the very first day […]

India, China can neither give, nor take

  Mohan Guruswamy The Indian and Chinese special representatives, national security adviser Ajit Doval and state councillor Yang Jiechi, will have the 20th round of talks, ostensibly to discuss the “border issue” on December 20 and 21 in New Delhi. There is now a monotonous regularity in this, and no resolution seems to be in […]

What are the Saudis afraid of?

  Hamid Dabashi Early in the evening of a delightful December Monday, accompanied by an Egyptian and an Italian friend, I entered the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) in Doha and I wondered to myself: What are the Saudis afraid of? Upon our arrival, we noticed a special exhibition called Imperial Threads: Motifs and Artisans […]

For the RSS, ‘culture’ means Hindu culture

  A G Noorani The RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s speech on October 27 revealed far more openly than before a clear policy to denationalise India’s Muslims, and the RSS’ age-old technique of deception. He arrogantly asked: “Whose country is Germany? It is a country of Germans, Britain is a country of Britishers, America is a […]

After a year of elections, Nepal moves closer to China

  C K Lal It has been a year of elections in Nepal. On January 31, then Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat promised to a clutch of Kathmandu-based envoys that the country would hold all three levels of elections – local, provincial and parliamentary – within the year. In just concluded polls, Mahat himself lost […]

‘Slaughter Houses’

The illegal clinics have witnessed mushroom growth in Kashmir and these clinics have been playing havoc with the lives of people. These clinics operate without the requisite permission from the authorities. Officials need to gear up and act against these illegal clinics which have become “slaughter houses.” The quacks who run these clinics are not […]

Convergent media affect

  One does not analyse media convergence everyday even though most of us are exposed to it on a daily basis. The dissemination and reach of information has become ridiculously easy courtesy amalgamation of different media on varied platforms. Internet is the big daddy of such platforms and has provided a real ground to the […]

Caste of characters

  Christophe Jaffrelot , Gilles Verniers After decades, Gujarat is back to caste politics. In the 1980s, it was the first state to see violent protests against caste-based reservations after Madhavsinh Solanki introduced new quotas, first for Dalits and then OBCs. From the 1990s onwards, the rise of Hindutva politics blurred caste identities, and in […]

Is China behind the Brahmaputra turning black?

  Wasbir Hussain A UN report says although China has 21 per cent of the world’s population, it contains only seven per cent of the world’s freshwater supplies. It took a political leader from Arunachal Pradesh to bring the latest issue of the Siang waters turning “black” to the national limelight, with the media’s help, […]

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