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Story Posted on 05-04-2019

VOICES

 |  8-minute read
Women Empowerment, Kashmir constitution, Women in kashmir, Article 35A

Article 35A violates the rights of J&K women. Why is the world of celebrity feminists silent?

Many Kashmiris have Pakistani wives who attained state subject rights upon marriage, as did their children. But J&K women who married non state people lost all their rights.

VARIETY

 |  Food Fables  |  8-minute read
Feast, Food industry, Mughal cuisine, Qaliya

Of Taar Roti and Qaliya: The sense and sensual about dipping into a bowl of hot curry!

The taste is not too fiery, the spices are never overbearing and there is a sublime smoothness to the curry — that's what a perfect taar roti and qaliya meal feels like in Rampur!

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Convert, Muslim, BJP, Elections

Urmila Matondkar: 'I have never changed my religion, nor was I asked to'

Urmila Matondkar, Bollywood actor and now, Congress candidate from Mumbai North, spoke with Rohit E David on why she's joining politics, BJP vs Congress and all the rumours about her inter-religious marriage.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Kashmir, Pulwama, Balakot, Pakistan

Lt Gen DS Hooda (Retd): 'There is no harm in a retired general joining a political party. I am not joining the Congress though'

Lt General DS Hooda (Retd) spoke with Rohit E David about the national security strategy he has drafted at the behest of the Congress, the govt's Surgical Strike 1 and 2 and why the army does need AFSPA in Kashmir.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Narendra Modi, BJP, Patna, Ravi Shankar Prasad

Never Khamosh! Decoding the voluble and flamboyant Shatrughan Sinha

He shocked the BJP with his relentless criticism of PM Modi. And now he's poised to take on his own former colleague Ravi Shankar Prasad in Patna Sahib, in a truly bombastic Bollywood-style clash.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Arvind Kejriwal, 2019 general elections, Congress, Congress-aap alliance

This is what is holding up the Congress and AAP alliance in Delhi

The insecurity of one and arrogance of the other is what has led to the indecision over the seat-sharing agreement for the Lok Sabha polls.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Lok Sabha elections, 2019 general elections

Why the 2019 elections are too close to call

While the bump effect of the Balakot air strike has worn off, the BJP is still the favourite.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Lok Sabha elections, Shah faesal, Omar Abdullah, Jammu and Kashmir

Shah Faesal: 'Article 370 gives J&K the right to have its own PM: No one should have a problem with this'

Debutante politician Shah Faesal spoke with Rohit E David on why he thinks J&K could have a separate PM, why India should talk to Imran Khan in Pakistan, and how AFSPA has not helped curb militancy.

ART & CULTURE

 |  2-minute read
Mouni roy, Jackie shroff, John Abraham, RAW

'RAW' Movie Review: John Abraham, Jackie Shroff and Mouni Roy's 'Romeo Akbar Walter' is raw and bland

The story had potential, the cinematography was impressive, yet the film failed to tie it all together. I'm going with 1.5 stars out of 5.