Harmeet Shah Singh
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The writer is Editor with India Today TV.

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

Because the Sikhs saw it all: Why the Sikhs are so sentimental about the Kashmiris

The revocation of Article 370 has brought back a flood of memories to different political and religious quarters in Punjab. Some are of great heroism. Some are of utter trauma.

POLITICS

 |   3-minute read

Mukherjee Nagar Clash: I refuse to identify with Sarabjeet. But can a modern police force identify with the cops who attacked him?

The fracas in Mukherjee Nagar shows several lines, of religious identity, secular permission and civil rights, being breached. No one emerges from this looking good.

POLITICS

 |   2-minute read

Operation Blue Star: 35 years later, has the Sikh elite's perception of the event changed?

Today, 1984's traumatic Operation Blue Star appears water under the bridge for Delhi's Sikh elite. Why has such a different impression of the event, which scarred Punjab back then, emerged?

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

The 'hua-toh-hua' controversy: Can PM Modi pledge a genocide law to counter Sam Pitroda's remark on 1984?

Mentions of the anti-Sikh riots of 1984 are routinely made around polls. Nothing real is done to alleviate the pain of those who suffered or those who remain vulnerable to such genocide.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

How Akshay Kumar's Kesari overplays the Khalsa's kesri in bhagva climate

There are many missteps in the controversial war movie. But there is still one reason I would thank Akshay Kumar for Kesari.

VARIETY

 |   10-minute read

How a jet-setter yogi went wrong on Guru Nanak

Countering propaganda that undermines a universal philosophy.

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

The 1984 Sajjan Kumar judgement: It brings some closure, but also opens vital questions

Why did Delhi become 'stateless' during the anti-Sikh carnage? Why was there never proper political accountability? Will India ever have strong laws against genocide?

POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

How Khalistani elements overseas are helping Hindutva agenda in India

They are hardened capitalists and their human-rights pleas are a farce.

POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

How jingoism defeats the purpose of Kartarpur corridor from the word go

Will the Kartarpur corridor end up being a failed peace project much like the Lahore bus trip, Agra summit and other confidence-building measures we've seen before?

VOICES

 |   6-minute read

New Akal Takht head must stay away from status quo

In upholding the values of the Akal Takht, the new jathedar faces monumental challenges ahead