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POLITICS

 |  Tarar Square  |  8-minute read
Balakot, Balakot air strike, Pulwama terrorist attack, Pulwama

How Pakistan is looking at the Indian Lok Sabha elections 2019

For Pakistan, Modi’s term is marked with hyper-nationalistic Pakistan-hating in the backdrop of the unfortunate Pulwama terror attack and its warlike Balakot aftermath. Many wonder what the future now holds for bilateral ties.

HUMOUR

 |  4-minute read
Pm modi on balakot, Twitter Reactions, Social media trolls, Cloud cover and radar theory

Cloud cover and radar theory: Why Twitter is on cloud 9 after the Prime Minister's statement

The PM's recent statement has Twitter rumbling with laughter. However, there's a silver lining here too!

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Low voter turnout, Pulwama martyrs, Pulwama terrorist attack, Lok Sabha elections 2019

Pulwama Blast, Tiny Turn-Out: Its name has been on every neta's lips. Yet, Pulwama saw no festival of democracy today

Pulwama, Ground Zero of the February 14 suicide attack in which over 40 soldiers died, goes to the polls today. But this is marked by an eerie silence, not the good cheer of voting crowds.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
China, FATF, Pakistan, Pulwama terrorist attack

Masood Azhar 'Global Terrorist': Does the designation realistically mean anything? And what should India do now?

UN has blacklisted the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) head after China lifted its restrictions on the move. However, what does it actually mean for India?

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
New York Times, World media, Islamophobia, Terrorsim

Christchurch vs Pulwama: Why the world's reaction towards the two terrorist attacks must be questioned

Both Christchurch and Pulwama were terrorist attacks, one against Muslims, the other against Hindus. Yet, why are both received so differently by the world in terms of reportage, analysis and emotional outpouring?

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Pulwama terrorist attack, Pulwama avenged, Lok Sabha election 2019, Awantipora police custody murder

In custody but unsafe: Custodial death of a popular teacher revives fury in Kashmir's youth

Rizwan was a highly popular teacher in Awantipora, which is very near the Pulwama attack site. His death in custody has touched a raw nerve in Kashmir. Where will the demonstrations and anger now lead?

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
United Nations, Masood Azhar, Pulwama terrorist attack, Pakistan terrorism

‘Naya’ Pakistan is only a chimera

Pakistan’s strategy — as in the past — is to deflect international pressure by taking token action against terrorist groups, and then go back to business once the heat wears off.

POLITICS

 |  Breaking Views  |  7.72 minutes watch-minute read
Abhinandan varthaman, Balakot air strike, Pulwama terrorist attack, Lok Sabha election 2019

Mission 272 With Rajdeep Sardesai: The BJP is politicising the Balakot air-strike. But does it work in their favour?

And since when is asking fact-based questions a sign of being anti-national?

HUMOUR

 |  4-minute read
Abhinandan vardhman video, Balakot air strike, Pulwama terrorist attack, Nobel Peace Prize

A Nobel for Imran Khan was always a joke. And so is the prize itself

From Aung San Suu Kyi to Yasser Arafat — Nobel laureates are hardly a saints-only group. The award does not really deserve to be fussed over. Neither do Imran Khan's claims for it.

POLITICS

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Abhinandan vardhman, Balakot air strike, Air strike, Pulwama terrorist attack

PoliticO: What's next for India and Pakistan?

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman is home. But where does that leave Indo-Pak relations?