Partition

OPEN TO OPINION

VOICES

 |  6-minute read
Partition, RSS, Muslims

My response to RSS ideologue on the Indian Muslim as a voter

The binary is the biggest threat to national integration.

VARIETY

 |  2-minute read
Partition, Radcliffe line, Cyril radcliffe, Conclave 17

Ram Madhvani reimagines Cyril Radcliffe, the man who partitioned India

‘This Bloody Line’ is a poignant and humanising take on the much reviled British bureaucrat charged with the most odious task of 20th century South Asian history.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read

POLITICS

 |   Long-form
Operation Bluestar, Indira Gandhi, Partition, 1984 Anti Sikh Pogrom

When steel entered my soul: IAF veteran recounts 1984 anti-Sikh pogrom

[Book excerpt] From being a mild and passive individual, I was now ever ready to react with aggression. 1984 was the passage of innocence.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan, Partition

What if Kashmir had remained an independent state?

Imagine the consequences implicit for New Delhi, Islamabad and Beijing with the supposedly free state wedged in between them?

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Uri attack, Partition, Pakistan

The ugly truth of Pakistan

It is not a nation but a conglomeration of contrary elements moving in different directions.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Partition, Kashmir, Pakistan, Uri attack

Making sense of Pakistan's desperate quest to bleed India

The way things are going, especially after PM Narendra Modi's strong warning to Pakistan, the signs are ominous.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Partition, Kashmir

India mustn't forget partition lessons while countering Pakistan-China threat

The current unrest in Kashmir and Beijing's strong presence in PoK has forced New Delhi to take a tougher position.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Bharat mata, Partition, Raksha Bandhan, Smriti Irani

What Smriti Irani celebrating rakhi with Army says about India

The nation has always had a gender. This is a country for men.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Miscellany  |  4-minute read
Films, Partition, Saadat Hasan Manto

Caution: Toba Tek Singh film will rouse interest in Manto again

70 years after Partition, the master wordsmith can still move us with his takedowns of violence and other all-too-human failings.