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 |  8-minute read
India-Nepal ties, China-nepal relations, Lord Shiva, Kailash mansarovar yatra

Do your bit for Kailash Mansarovar yatra: Letter to Narendra Modi and S Jaishankar

The pilgrimage is one of the toughest in the world. Let the lack of infrastructure not come in the way of Shiva devotees.

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Commercial cinema, Jammurefugeecamps, Kashmiripanditexodus, Shikara

Why Shikara and Kashmiri Pandit in commercial cinema were necessary

The famed resilience of Kashmiri Pandits is chronicled in Shikara, where a generation confronted with brutal hate nevertheless ensures their children are not engulfed by the storm.

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Madrasa, Convent schools, Indian education, Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Letter to PM Modi: Why India needs to go back to Gurukul

The world is gaining strength from Indian culture and traditions. And we are rejecting them.

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Islamistmilitancy, January 19, 1990, Kashmiripanditexodus, Kashmirimuslim

When I went back home to Kashmir as a Kashmiri Pandit 14 years after the exodus

As we landed at the Srinagar airport, we stopped for a few seconds to inhale hard. We were coming back to Kashmir after 14 years.

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National register of citizens, Assamese nationalism, NRC, Citizenshipamendmentbill

I don't exist if I am not Assamese

We can't be Hindus or Muslims, if we can't remain Assamese.

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 |  Know Your Enemy |  4-minute read
Tamilsinsrilanka, Beltandroadinitiative, China-srilankarelations, Fighter jetsKnow Your Enemy

The untold tale of armed Sukhois on 26/11

Lost in the sands of 11 years is a surreal little tale, recounted to me over the years by pilots.

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Firecrackers, Air quality, Delhi pollution, Pollution

Don't breathe. Baaki sab first class hai

Our freedom of expression is now at loggerheads with our freedom to breathe.

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ISIS, Mosul, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, Baghdadi

What we should learn from a death in a tunnel

The remains of Mosul that I walked over did not just bury thousands of years of history, but a culture of coexistence which will be hard to rebuild.

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 |  BREAKING NEWS INTO PIECES |  3-minute read
Sabri brothers, Housefull 4, Jana Gana Mana, National AnthemBREAKING NEWS INTO PIECES

Anthem debate: Sit down, stop this nonsense

If you are a liberal, be a little liberal in respecting diversity.

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Jammu and Kashmir, Kashmir, Amit Shah, Article 370

This is what Kashmir went through in the 70 days since Article 370 was scrapped

At midnight on August 5, our phones went silent. We have still not been able to break that silence.