NEW DELHI: The murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh is not simple. It was not a spur of the moment, a sudden kind of killing. It was planned, thought out, and done to send out a clear cut message to all those with the ability to dec .. Read More

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THE MESSAGE FROM INDIA'S 2 FEMALE MINISTERS OF DEFENCE

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NEW DELHI: The media, always over eager like the proverbial beaver (sorry could not resist that comparison), has been screaming---one presumes in joy---about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to bring in former Jawahar... Read More

CABINET RESHUFFLE ..YAWN, BUT WHY HAS NITISH KUMAR BEEN LEFT OUT?

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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reshuffled his Council of Ministers. Some new, some old, but no one really worthy of special mention in a government where the writ of only one prevails. Some have been shifted out, perh... Read More

THE BJP AND TRIPLE TALAQ

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NEW DELHI: There is no doubt that much of the exuberance that the Muslim woman should have felt after the ruling by the Supreme Court today against triple talaq was dampened by concerns about the ‘gameplan’ of the BJP,... Read More

SHAHBANO TO SHAYARA BANO: A LONG JOURNEY BY MUSLIM WOMEN FOR RIGHTS

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NEW DELHI: From Shahbano to Shayara Bano, it has been a long journey. But has anything changed for the Muslim woman, rendered homeless by husbands with ‘talaq, talaq, talaq’ muttered at one sitting that renders her des... Read More

ARTICLE 35(A): THERE IS LITTLE THAT MEHBOOBA MUFTI CAN DO NOW

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NEW DELHI: Opposition leaders are a little perplexed as to why Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has suddenly woken up to the Public Interest Litigations filed in the courts by RSS affiliates, seeking to do away with... Read More

VARNIKA KUNDU TRAVELS FROM THE PERSONAL TO THE COLLECTIVE...

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When a woman challenges the prototype and indeed the stereotype attached to her gender, when she comes from a family that encourages her to do so she takes decisions that might be instinctive but come out as bold and courageous. And this perhaps i... Read More

IS INDIA BEING TURNED INTO A MOB?

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NEW DELHI: Before the information revolution, it took hard work to create a communal riot. The cadres of fundamentalist outfits had to work in the targeted areas, spreading rumours for several days through a well crafted whisper c... Read More

IS INDIA BEING TURNED INTO A MOB?

SEEMA MUSTAFA

NEW DELHI: Before the information revolution, it took hard work to create a communal riot. The cadres of fundamentalist outfits had to work in the targeted areas, spreading rumours for several days through a well crafted whisper c... Read More

THE GAMEPLAN FOR KASHMIR

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NEW DELHI: It is interesting to see Kashmiris argue on the social media about what can or should be done to stem the tide of violence that seems to be engulfing the Valley. There are comments about what Chief Minister Mehbooba Muf... Read More

THE GAMEPLAN FOR KASHMIR

SEEMA MUSTAFA

NEW DELHI: It is interesting to see Kashmiris argue on the social media about what can or should be done to stem the tide of violence that seems to be engulfing the Valley. There are comments about what Chief Minister Mehbooba Muf... Read More

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