How will Rahul deal with Kejriwal, Mamata?

  Saeed Naqvi It would be shortsighted to allow the fifth anniversary of the Aam Aadmi Party to be drowned out by other, more bleak anniversaries. Something new had happened in the Indian political space, a newness which was also causing convulsions in liberal democracies elsewhere. I shall briefly touch on some of them to […]

‘Children of the stones’: the day Palestine was reborn

  Ramzy Baroud When the first Intifada commenced in December 1987, I had just turned 15. At the cusp of manhood, I had entered my first year at the famed Khaled Ibn Al-Walid High School in the Nuseirat Refugee Camp. Though future opportunities in a refugee camp under military occupation were restricted, my imagination had […]

Energy resources in JK

Energy is a vital component for sustained economic growth and the energy mix is an indicator of sustainable development of a State and the country. Also proportionate growth in power sector is essential to maintain the economic growth. With enhanced modernization, industrialization and change in life style; the energy demand has increased several folds in […]

Autonomy and freedom versus indoctrination

  Flavia Agnes The media reports on the Supreme Court’s Hadiya case hearing on November 27, show that even during the tense hearing, which lasted around two-and-a-half hours amid pindrop silence, there were lighter moments which sent out peals of laughter. Ironically, these revolved around the comments made by the judges about the status of […]

Trump, Jerusalem and Arab indifference to Palestine

  Mariam Barghouti Palestinians have been experiencing a collective sense of anxiety and anger ever since President Donald Trump announced that the US formally recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will begin the process of moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to the city. The recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is yet […]

Delhi turns soft

The recent statement of the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh that decision to release political prisoners would be taken after the Centre’s interlocutor submits his report to the Ministry of Home Affairs is an indication that government has realized that force only cannot resolve Kashmir and political steps are necessary to restore peace and […]

Gondwana: The homeland of adivasis

  Mohan Guruswamy The scion of the former Gond kings of Chandagarh or Chandrapur, now in Maharashtra, Birshah Atram, was recently visiting the Gond homelands in the former composite Adilabad district to meet his kinsmen in the various garhis in the region. Birshah Atram is descended from a line that was established in Chandrapur in […]

Farooq versus extremists

Since the day National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah has taken the centre stage he has been reminding New Delhi that politics of hate is the biggest threat to India. Recently he lambasted a news anchor for asking him “Whether he is an Indian?” The NC president lost his cool and told the anchor in […]

India vs China at sea: Why subs are critical

  Abhijit Bhattacharyya Even a layman will understand its importance. Thirty five years ago, in the post-Mao Zedong era, when India had an imported fleet of eight Foxtrot-class diesel electric submarines of Soviet origin, the Chinese inventory consisted of a fleet of 105. Plus China was already in the league of indigenous submarine manufacturing nations […]

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