Kashmir, The Fallen Apart
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Art & Literature

Kashmir, The Fallen Apart

Kashmir I behold thee fallen apart, Doused in an ocean of dark red tears, Cosmic reflector casts thine woebegone estate. The blood that spills seizes the aroma of moon. The night wind woes, in unison I hear the heart-rending cries,…

The 1971 War – Revisiting India’s Victory
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The 1971 War – Revisiting India’s Victory

'Defense of the East lies in the West', was the strategic concept outlined by Gen. Ayub Khan in the late fifties, as lame as it seems today, also shows the latent inclination of the West to prioritize itself in contrast…

Anxieties about Indian Democracy
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Anxieties about Indian Democracy

Jitamanyu Sahoo Indian democracy project is an endeavour fraught with difficulty. The reason is not because the thesis is enormous, complex and unravelling itself as it is growing older. It is rather the need to assess the complexities which arise…

Arundhati Roy – India’s Brave Daughter
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Arundhati Roy – India’s Brave Daughter

The name of Arundhati Roy stands out in the intellectual landscape of India. Born in Shillong to Rajib Roy and Mary Roy, Arundhati Roy had a disturbed childhood with her parents parting their ways when she hadn't completed even two…

India China US Triangle
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India China US Triangle

As nations we all are derivatives of our cultures and civilization but if one wants to see a state wedged-in in pristine culture you could see the examples of India and China. Cultural preponderance and centuries-old civilizational heritage make the…

Rohingya in India: Fear of deportation to Myanmar
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Rohingya in India: Fear of deportation to Myanmar

Dr Yaqoob & Dr Khursheed  The Rohingya is a Muslim minority group in Rakhine State, which occupies the western coast of Myanmar. The Rohingyas are often described as “the world’s most persecuted minority”. There are in between 800,000 and 1,100,000 Rohingyas…

Book Review: ‘Walking with The Comrades’
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Book Review

Book Review: ‘Walking with The Comrades’

'Walking With The Comrades' published by Penguin Books is an account of a thrilling experience by India's brilliant daughter, Arundhati Roy in the forests of Dandakaranya (Dandakaranya includes parts of Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh states). In this book…

Legal and Political Aspects of Article 35-A
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Legal and Political Aspects of Article 35-A

The challenge to the constitutional validity of article 35A has both legal and political aspects. However, timing of the petition and the right wing background of the petitioner points to the broader ideological underpinnings behind it. From the legal-constitutional point…

Can India and Pakistan be equalized on Kashmir?
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Can India and Pakistan be equalized on Kashmir?

Wasim Khalid  From a long time, I have observed a particular bunch of people have become habitual of drawing a weird analogy between Pakistan parts of Kashmir with the one under India occupation. They push this absurd analogy by constantly…

Celebrating 15 August in Kashmir ( A Fiction)
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Celebrating 15 August in Kashmir ( A Fiction)

Faazil was incensed with a patriotic fervor and an unflinching faith in the democratic credentials of India. Born in a rich family posh Srinagar Locality , Faazil was just six when Mehraj Ud Din, his father and a Delhi based…

Kashmir: The litmus test for Indian Democracy
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Kashmir: The litmus test for Indian Democracy

India is considered as the world’s largest democratic country. In a democratic country, you have every right to express your own feelings, but when it comes to Kashmir it is usually brushed off. In a democratic country, it is a…