EXPERT VIEWS

AFGHANISTAN: A MORALLY CORRUPTING WAR

ALON BEN-MEIR

Sixteen years have passed and we are still fighting a war in Afghanistan which is not only the longest in American history (at a cost approaching one trillion and the blood of thousands of brave soldiers), but one which is morally corrupting from which there seems to be no exit with any gratification but shame.

It was necessary to ... Read More

ENEMY'S ENEMY IS MY FRIEND: BJP, CPM TARGET MAMATA BANERJEE

SAEED NAQVI

NEW DELHI: On the eve of the May, 2016, West Bengal Assembly elections, Arun Jaitley shared his campaign experiences with some editors. When he attacked Mamata Bannerjee and the Left-Congress Front in equal measure, the crowd’s response was tepid. When he attacked TMC for 60 percent of his speech, there was some applause. ... Read More

VIOLENCE DOES BEGET VIOLENCE

KULDIP NAYAR

When terrorists attack from the front, it means that they are not afraid of consequences. The story of the attack that killed seven pilgrims, returning from the Amarnath Yatra in Kashmir, is somewhat similar. Lashkar-e-Toiba did not hesitate in taking on the police or the army as if the terrorists knew that the counter challenge would fall short ... Read More

APPEASEMENT OF MINORITIES IS A MYTH

RAM PUNIYANI

The turmoil in Kashmir has worsened since the encounter of Burhan Wani last year (2016). The ceaseless protests, the handling of protests leading to deaths and blinding of many is very disturbing. To cap this negative development the attack on Amaranth pilgrims has added salt to the wounds of the nation. (July 2017)

Tragedy struck ... Read More

2 EDITORS FORCED OUT IN A YEAR: EPW TRUSTEES ASSAULT ARTICLE 19 AND MEDIA FREEDOM

KAMAL MITRA CHENOY

NEW DELHI: The Economic and Political Weekly is highly regarded as an international journal publishing articles of various shades of social sciences. From the earlier days in the 20th Century, EPW was increasingly widespread with readers and contributors in India and abroad. Even in the times of the National Emergency in the 197 ... Read More

A LAY PERSON'S REFLECTIONS ON A BALANCED MEDIA

MANISH DUBEY

In a recent, much-discussed post, a Facebook friend lamented the absence of ‘balanced’ media coverage in India today. In seeing either only good or only bad in the current government, the media, he felt, was not only undermining its own credibility but misleading the public. It is an increasingly resonant charge – and one that ... Read More

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