Wednesday, 1 February, 2023

Topic: Kashmir

Kashmir’s Broken Cycle of Talks

Calling for a political dialogue has become the default option for politicians and pundits every time the security situation in the Valley worsens. The optics of talks looks intended to be a healing touch in itself and ends up becoming a tactic to buy time. RAMA LAKSHMI

To go after Modi or not? Congress struggles with new doubt

A section in Congress believes that attacking PM Modi has not helped the party- and it needs to change its communication strategy.

A wake-up call at home

Much of the pre-2014 peace in our hotspots is diminished. Kashmir is the boil, Northeast anarchic.

Old game, new rules

Indian and Pakistan have both followed a consistent policy of talk-talk, fight-fight since the Kashmir insurgency began in 1989. By invoking Balochistan and northern areas, Modi has changed it to 'you mess with our soft underbelly, we will mess with your most vulnerable region.

Siachen – the prize and its price

Despite another tragedy, it's neither possible nor wise to make sectoral settlements with Pakistan unless it's a part of a larger normalisation.

‘Haider’ in the time of hashtag nationalism

Vishal Bhardwaj broke new ground with 'Haider' as it was maybe first time mainstream cinema creatively locked horns with Kashmir's internal conflict & explored the 'other' side.

Hype and hyphen

Pakistan wants to rehyphenate US policy in the neighbourhood. Why we must not let ourselves down.

To Kashmir, via the world

No nation backs Pakistan’s dream of changing the region's cartography. Implicit in that is the world’s acceptance of India’s sovereignty over Kashmir, at least what lies on our side of LoC.

Azaadi to autonomy

If India wishes to unravel the complexities of Kashmir, constitutional autonomy is a pretty good starting point. The debate so far was dominated by people who never cared to understand the basic issues.

Don’t feel abused

Having pragmatically won the world’s attention during the Kargil crisis, India now has to coolly assess the changed nuances of US policy, and understand the opportunity that lies ahead.

On Camera


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Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.