Indian media reports events in Kashmir these days, as if it is describing a cricket match, counting the death score every day. What is conspicuous is while the media reports the death score of the agitators, it is silent as far as the sufferings and death amongst the personnel in Kashmir police and Indian army

  • Maldives: Re-evaluating and re-positioning Maumoon Gayoom

    Maldives: Re-evaluating and re-positioning Maumoon Gayoom0

    Reports that at least seven or eight of the 53-member ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM)-Maldives Development Alliance (MDA) combine in the 85-seat Parliament defied President Abdulla Yameen leadership’s whip to vote in favour of some controversial legislative measures in recent days should make Maldivian-watchers sit up. After two instances of alliance-partner Gasim Ibrahim’s Jumhooree

  • Maldives: Recalibrating ‘India first’ policy?

    Maldives: Recalibrating ‘India first’ policy?0

    In his maiden overseas visit after becoming the Maldives Foreign Minister, Dr. Mohamed Asim said that the choice flowed from his nation’s India first policy. A career diplomat with a PhD in Politics and International Relations from Australian National University (ANU), Asim was Maldives’ High Commissioner to Bangladesh before President Abdulla Yameen named him the Foreign Minister

  • India-Pakistan ties: Let rhetoric not overshadow reality

    India-Pakistan ties: Let rhetoric not overshadow reality0

    In the past few weeks, relations between India and Pakistan seem to have hit rock bottom. Due to the prevailing tensions between both countries, India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will not attend the SAARC Finance Ministers Conclave on August 25th and 26th. Finance Secretary Shakti Kanta Das will be representing India. While the overall focus

  • “Dusk To Dawn” Tells A Personal View Of The Partition

    “Dusk To Dawn” Tells A Personal View Of The Partition0

    Book review: Dusk to Dawn, by Brajinder Kaur Dhillon The ‘Dusk to Dawn’ of Brajinder is not simply Brajinder Kaur Dhillon’s autography but a pioneer work of literary art on the politico-cultural tradition of sub-continent of India. The last century was widely known of exiles, émigrés and phenomenon of uproot. During India’s partition those who were living

  • Love in the time of Salafism

    Love in the time of Salafism0

    “I love it – It’s my dream country, Hendustan”, an Iranian girl I met in Kashan once told me, thinking I am Indian, which I am, of course, in the anthropological sense of the word. “Why is that?” I asked her, looking appropriately bashful so as to keep up the illusion of an appropriated identity,


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