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POLITICS

 |  Shake Chilli  |  5-minute read
ISIS, Pakistan, Pulwama terrorist attack, India-China Relations

How a bomb in Iran and bombast from Donald Trump are part of the Pulwama backdrop

The US ‘condemning’ Pulwama is not enough. Given a range of complex new threats, India needs to keep its eyes, and its options, open.

LIFE

 |  5-minute read
Radicalisation, Britain, ISIS, Shamima begum

Shamima Begum: ISIS bride, mother, 19 years old, refugee. Should her country Britain allow her back?

Shamima left home in 2015 to join the ISIS. After being in marriage to a jihadi, in a war and having buried two children, she is now desperate to come back. Can she ever return?

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Lok Sabha 2019, Attack, ISIS, Militancy

Why New Delhi should be concerned about Srinagar's fight with urban militancy

The fresh grenade explosions in Srinagar are a grim reminder of the first blasts in 1988.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Fidayeen, ISI, Uttar Pradesh, ATS

NIA's busting of an ISIS-inspired terror module is laudable, but we cannot afford any complacency now

The NIA arrested 10 people in the raids across Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. They have also recovered explosives, arms and a rocket launcher. In all this, they have been aided by valuable intel on radicalised youth inspired by the deadly ISIS.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Lynching, ISIS, Rahul gandhi in germany, Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi compares lynching in India with the rise of ISIS. So what?

Gandhi's style of speaking often feels like he is trying to explain things in the simplest possible terms to his audience, taking a leaf from how someone explained those things to him.

POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
Demonetisation, ISIS, Germany, Rahul Gandhi

Why he hugged PM Modi, to the dangers of exclusion: What Rahul Gandhi said in Germany

The Congress president spoke of how the current government’s policies were fuelling violence and hampering India’s growth.

POLITICS

 |  The Bigger Picture  |  4-minute read
South east asia, Islamic radicalisation, Rohingya, ISIS

ISIS is not finished. Why South East Asia is now under a greater threat

Governments in Malaysia and Indonesia have been trying to ride the Islamist tiger by pandering to the orthodox Islamic parties.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Islamic Terror, Sikhs, ISIS, Afghanistan

Afghanistan's ghastly drama: What lies ahead for the country's minorities

What Hindus and Sikhs are facing in Afghanistan is a repeat of the experience of non-Muslims in Pakistan and Bangladesh.

POLITICS

 |  Musings from afar  |  4-minute read
Terrorism, Taliban, India, ISIS

Why ISIS and Taliban threat to Afghanistan's national security should concern India

India needs to be aware of the potentially disastrous consequences for its national security.

POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
Law  order, Terrorism, ISIS, Jammu and Kashmir

Why pandering to ISIS is not what Jammu and Kashmir should do now

ISIS has no official presence in Kashmir. Anyone claiming a terror strike in the group’s name is doing so solely on that individual's prerogative.