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POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
British Raj, British India, Shimla, Independence day 2019

Shimla,the Raj & Bharat: Raising the Indian tricolour at the Viceregal Lodge made me realise the true meaning of Bharat Parv

After centuries of slavery, our freedom does not merely confer on us a cluster of rights, but a huge constellation of responsibilities.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Nuclear deterrence, Manohar Parrikar, Nuclear doctrine, Rajnath Singh

India’s Nuclear Doctrine: Is it moving from ‘no first use’ to ambiguity?

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was possibly sending a simple but blunt message to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan: Don’t threaten India.

POLITICS

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Muslims, Hindu-Muslim divide, UAPA, Kashmir

Kashmir Valley asks us: Do we all want to give up our constitutional freedoms eventually?

Admit it is the Muslim-ness of Kashmir which is a problem in a nation that increasingly defines itself as Hindu. But this won't stop at Kashmir. We could all lose our rights like this.

POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
Indian Army, Article 370, Kashmir, Shehla Rashid

It's the economy: Kashmiris are being suppressed and Pakistan or ISIS is not the reason

Kashmir has suddenly been locked down, its people suppressed, its leaders held. But why now?

POLITICS

 |  RIGHT Foot Forward |  7-minute read
United nations security council, Amit Shah, Narendra Modi, Article 370RIGHT Foot Forward

Article 370 scrapped: How Modi 2.0 is moving with a timetable and it looks unstoppable

From managing internal dissent to international criticism, the Modi-Shah duo left nothing to chance. Its swiftness and energy has thrown Pakistan completely off ground.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Article 370 scrapped, Pakistan raises kashmir issue, Nuclear policy, Rajnath singh defence minister

India’s nuclear policy not in for a change. Rajnath’s comment a ploy to rattle debt-ridden Pakistan

India pays a lesser price by announcing a change in policy to reduce the risk of war which, otherwise, a weak establishment in Pakistan may be emboldened to take.

POLITICS

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Trinamool, Sovan Chatterjee, Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal

You can't be the new TMC, BJP: A line of Trinamool leaders joining the saffron party is not good news

That Trinamool is in shambles is clear. But how is an exodus of its controversial leaders going to help the BJP? Specially when none of them claims to follow BJP's ideology?

POLITICS

 |  9-minute read
Usa vs germany, World War II, 1965 India-Pakistan War, Kargil war

The Higher Call: Two tragedies, 34 years apart, in the Rann of Kutch airspace

What happens if an Air Force pilot decides to be human first, though the rules of warfare of his country mandate that no mercy be shown.

POLITICS

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Britain, Extradition bill, China, Hong Kong protests

Why Hong Kong is exploding in China's face: The friction between the two has long roots

China's latest extradition bill is only the spark to tinder that has accumulated over years. China and Hong Kong have been at loggerheads with each other and this goes back a long way.

POLITICS

 |  12-minute read
Jammu and kashmir latest news, Modi address on article 370, Article 370 narendra modi, Article 370

My Open Letter to PM Modi: Kudos on Kashmir, PM. But beware too for our hostile neighbour will not back off so soon

Pakistan's target could now well shift to Punjab, where it has already fomented terrorism and introduced drugs. In addition to keeping Kashmir on the boil, its Punjab plans must be nixed.