Omair Ahmad
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The writer is the South Asia editor of www.thethirdpole.net, reporting on water issues in the Himalayan region.

VOICES

 |   10-minute read

A few truths about Kashmir crisis that Twitter trolls don't get

The decision to deploy the military to suppress a rebellion set off by the decades-long suppression of democratic rights has only deepened the problem.

POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

What India stands to lose by abandoning Tibetans for ties with China

BJP coming to power in 2014 was greeted with enthusiasm by the exiled community.

POLITICS

 |   8-minute read

When Modi doesn't return as PM in 2019

What stops the government that comes into place in 2019 from continuing down the self-destructive path that we have taken since 2014?

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

The failure, and hope, of Muslim politics in India

Partition meant that the community's population was vastly reduced, impacting their political influence.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

On corruption, BJP has proved it isn't a 'party with a difference'

The party has done nothing to hold to account those responsible for graft in IPL or Vyapam scam.

POLITICS

 |   7-minute read

Doklam again: India must brace for a more dominant China

If New Delhi is to challenge Beijing as the principal security provider in Asia it has to show that it can do better.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

Wrong to rail against Dalai Lama for not condemning violence on Rohingya Muslims

He has no responsibility in this tragedy beyond that of being a moral and religious teacher.

VOICES

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Could we please stop making Holocaust analogies?

By focussing on an 'exotic', horrible crime we are overlooking the mundane mass murders that are closer to home, and which are much more dangerous.

VOICES

 |   8-minute read

Understanding Israel as an Indian Muslim

The suffering of the Jews in the Holocaust is too great to easily serve as an analogy to anything else.

POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

The real tragedy of India's absence from China's OBOR plan

The most important benefit - jobs - for Indians through this massive infrastructural project is now not going to take place.