Thursday, October 18, 2018

Patriotism in the air

Patriotism is in the air right now. As I pass through Connaught Place, where the monumental tricolour flies high at 207 feet, I notice...

Banning Smoke without Fire – An innovation killer

Kerala Government's recent decision to ban e-cigarettes is an innovation killer. The concerns raised about e-cigarettes are not grounded in sound evidence. There is...

2016 Elections and the startling trends in U.S. Politics

2016 US Presidential election has heralded a change in the nature and the content of American Politics. These symptoms have been visible in the...

Bringing Ladakh and Jammu in the Kashmir Narrative

The crisis continues in Kashmir and the narrative is no different. In the imagination of the mainstream, the region continues to be a distant, mystical...

Kashmir Today: What Needs to be Assessed

One should wonder, how long can one lopsided view of a story be in the headlines for years altogether, the intelligentsia crying hoarse on...

The strategic importance of Gilgit Baltistan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reference to Balochistan, POK and Gilgit in his Independence Day speech has caused considerable flutter in Pakistan and India. The...

Elderly Falling out of Political Radar: But at What cost?

Journalists and political parties generally believe wooing country’s bourgeoning youth as a key to their election run-up. In the process they largely ignore the...

Driverless cabs on the horizon; here’s what India needs to do...

Until last week, it was expected that Uber, world’s largest cab aggregator firm, would be the first to roll out ‘driverless’ cabs that can...

Dalits — the new colour of change in the sub-continent?

Pakistan marked a “Black Day” over the crisis in Jammu & Kashmir recently and India hit back with a strong statement asking Pakistan to...

What does Rahul Gandhi need to do to revive the Congress?

On the cusp of being appointed Congress President, Rahul Gandhi has an uphill task to revive the party, which has failed to find its footing post the debacle...

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