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POLITICS

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Separatists, Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir, Article 370

Article 370: Why apologists are quiet on Jammu and Kashmir

It is about the politics, stupid! The economics is only a concomitant, or collateral.

POLITICS

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Kashmir, Jk lieutenant governor, Jk governor, Satya pal malik

The sultanate of governors

There has been an overt conversion of the post of the governor into a totally political one.

POLITICS

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Congress, BJP, Maharashtra congress, Kripashankar singh

What Kripashankar Singh’s exit from Congress means for the BJP

Singh made swift political switches through his career. He will take the ‘Kripashankar culture’ to destination next.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Taliban, Donald Trump, Ashraf Ghani, September 11

18 years after 9/11: Why US troops are still stuck in Afghanistan

The US-Taliban deal is off the table. With elections round the corner, violence is likely to intensify in Afghanistan.

POLITICS

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Swami Vivekananda, Al Qaeda, 911, Terrorism

The contrasting legacies of two 9/11s

We have to choose between the contrasting messages. The one delivered by a Hindu monk in 1893 and the other by jihadi Muslim bombers in 2001.

POLITICS

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Kashmir protests, Dominic raab, United nations security council, Article 370

How UK is pushing Pakistan’s agenda on Kashmir

Britain lecturing India on respecting internationally recognised human rights shows the former’s disrespect for India’s democracy.

POLITICS

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China, One country, two systems, Carrie lam, Hong Kong protests

Why Hong Kong protesters can no longer back out

Protesters are not fighting against a piece of legislation. They are fighting something much bigger.

POLITICS

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Tibet, China-tibet conflict, Panchen lama, Dalai Lama

China readies for next Dalai Lama. Why India should be worried

The Chinese-selected Panchen Lama has been touring villages bordering India.

POLITICS

 |  Off the Record: Where Politics and Economics Meet |  8-minute read
Nirmala Sitharaman, GDP growth, Indian Economy, Economic slowdownOff the Record: Where Politics and Economics Meet

Why the current economic slowdown is worse than that of 2008

The government is yet to even acknowledge that there is a slowdown.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Madhya Pradesh politics, Digvijaya Singh, Umang singhar, Congress feud

The real reason why Umang Singhar is fighting a public war with Digvijaya Singh

The internal battle in Madhya Pradesh Congress may well have just started.