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Our Kashmiriyat was pro-poor and anti-landlord: Article 370 enabled Kashmir to give land to the tiller. Today, that freedom is gone
Many promises were made to Kashmir, including Nehru's on a referendum and the freedom Article 370 gave to liberate Muslim peasants from landlords. That Kashmiri freedom is choked now.
With domestic critics, anti-national elements and a highly critical West, India will have a tough time defining the J&K narrative
The external and internal dimensions of the revocation of Article 370 need to be analyzed in order to claim the J&K narrative.
| 8-minute read
India's Loh Purush: Home Minister Amit Shah has shown he has Sardar Patel's steeliness and Chanakya's strategic abilities
Given the enormous terrorism threats we face today, we have never needed a fearless thinker and doer like Amit Shah more.
There is silence. There are concerns. There's happiness. There's no one word to describe the mood of Jammu.
Amit Shah as the new Sardar Patel: By revoking Article 370, Amit Shah has emerged as the most decisive Home Minister
The RSS and BJP always stood against special status for J&K, arguing it meant alienation from the rest of India. By revoking Article 370, Amit Shah has put an end to this distance.
| 3-minute read
There is a risk of drawing international attention to the Valley once again. And this won't need Pakistan pushing Kashmir's case.
| 3-minute read
This is a carpe-diem moment for fashion designers in the UTs, to celebrate their cultural identity, educate about their roots and tell their rich textile story in designs that go beyond the pheran.
Shorts In The Dark | 8-minute read
Identity Crisis in Kashmir: If nationalism isn't fetishized, Kashmiris may see advantages to the idea of being India
Kashmiris today need to make a tough choice while living in very tough circumstances. But while Hindutva may repel, there are advantages as well to willfully joining the Indian mainland.
Nothing permanent about it: Article 370 move is entirely within the Constitution and our founding fathers' vision
Critics claiming Article 370's removal needs consultation with an elected govt missed this: The govt of India is the elected govt of the country, including J&K, and empowered to make the move.
| 4-minute read