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Kashmir

Impoverished, Harassed And Alone: Kashmir’s Forgotten Widows

Women & Girls Hub | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 02.03.2017 | World

When Kashmiri women lose their husbands to the ongoing conflict, their grief is often compounded by discrimination, ostracism and poverty, in a region...

A new resistance in Kashmir

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics
The Conversation Global

Kashmiri villagers shout slogans during a funeral of civilians, in Beerwah, north of Srinagar, August 2016. Danish Ismail/Reuters Chitralekha Dhamij...

A sad song of musical censorship in India and Pakistan

The Conversation Global | Posted 11.12.2016 | Arts
The Conversation Global

Hindustani classical music played on a river boat in Banaras. Jason Baker/flickr, CC BY-SA Laksmi Subramanian, Center for Studies in Social Sciences ...

The Media War Between India And Pakistan

Haroon Khalid | Posted 10.26.2016 | Media
Haroon Khalid

At a time when Indians and Pakistanis - politicians, sportsmen, entertainers, media persons and regular civilians - are hurling abuses at each other, ...

Divided Rivers Of Punjab And Their Legends

Haroon Khalid | Posted 10.20.2016 | Travel
Haroon Khalid

Located strategically on top of a mound, to protect itself from the annual flooding of the Sutlej river, is the ancient city of Kasur - now a vast gra...

Science, Signs and the History of Time!

Ajay Chaturvedi | Posted 09.20.2016 | World
Ajay Chaturvedi

Ajay Chaturvedi is the founder of HarVa, that among other things is also the first BPO set up in rural India which employs only women and author of th...

Why Pakistan's Hindus, Sikhs and Christians came out to protest against Narendra Modi last week

Haroon Khalid | Posted 09.12.2016 | Religion
Haroon Khalid

On March 29, 2011, a day before the keenly anticipated World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan - arch rivals both on and off the field - I visited the Gurudwara Dera Sahib in Lahore.

Shutdown Continues in Srinagar as Anti-India Protests Endure

AsiaToday | Posted 08.29.2016 | World
AsiaToday

[Fully armed police stand guard at the entrance to Srinagar./ Photographed by Jeong In-seo] By Jeong In-seo, New Delhi correspondent, AsiaToday - Th...

India Ready For Pakistan Talks, U.N. Alarmed By Kashmir Violence

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.10.2017 | World

SRINAGAR/NEW DELHI, Aug 17 (Reuters) - India is ready to send its top diplomat to Pakistan for talks focused on fighting cross-border terrorism, sourc...

How Reading Tagore Can Help Us Understand The Situation In Kashmir

HuffPost India | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 08.15.2016 | World

In Srinagar, every August 15 and January 26 is a curfew. Mobile services are suspended and bomb blasts are feared. The state government celebrates Ind...

Sufism in India Today

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 08.09.2016 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

Bloodshed has returned to Muslim-majority Kashmir, which is partitioned between India and Pakistan. Muslim leaders, and spiritual Sufis in particular, must be constantly wary of the penetration of Islam by trends that seek to increase instability in such difficult situations.

Kashmir: Defusing The Tinderbox

Samarth Pathak | Posted 07.20.2016 | World
Samarth Pathak

With multiple questions and no ready answers, these are dark times indeed for India's Kashmir Valley. Nearly a fortnight since security forces killed Burhan Wani, a 22-year-old militant who enjoyed immense popularity among a sizable section of the youth, the region remains on the boil.

The Great Indian Footprint: Discovering an Inspiring India

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.09.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

Three successful entrepreneurs embarked on a journey in India to capture inspiring stories. It's a first-hand learning experience to better understand India's geography, culture, arts, history, infrastructure, cities, towns, and villages. 

I am a Secular Indian Kashmiri

Aarti Tikoo Singh | Posted 04.12.2016 | Religion
Aarti Tikoo Singh

The idea of secularism that the founding fathers Gandhi, Nehru, Patel, and Ambedkar fought for is something we have slowly come to purge from our public discourse in modern India. "Secular" has now become the new slur; the secular is the new outcast.

The Globalization of War

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

To use a term that has become commonplace in our world when discussing commerce, the prospect of nuclear conflict has globalized war and it's a nightmare of the first order.

The Most Dangerous Place on Earth

Dilip Hiro | Posted 04.04.2016 | World
Dilip Hiro

Alarmingly, the nuclear competition between India and Pakistan has now entered a spine-chilling phase. That danger stems from Islamabad's decision to deploy low-yield tactical nuclear arms at its forward operating military bases along its entire frontier with India.

Refusing to Rein in Hindu Zealots Could Spell the Undoing of Narendra Modi

Dileep Padgaonkar | Posted 03.02.2016 | World
Dileep Padgaonkar

NEW DELHI -- Here are the telltale signs of a government in serious trouble: when it sniffs a conspiracy in every criticism aimed at it; when it deploys state power in a ham-handed manner to curb dissent; when it looks the other way as its supporters abuse, intimidate, injure and even murder its ideological and political foes; when it seeks shelter behind a veil of high-decibel nationalism; when it dons the mantle of victimhood; and, not least, when it attracts ridicule more than rage.

Modi Is Using Nationalism to Deflect Attention From His Failures. Don't Be Fooled.

Shivam Vij | Posted 02.25.2016 | World
Shivam Vij

NEW DELHI -- Modi is using the nationalism card to deflect political discourse away from his failures. He has lost key state elections, the economy is faltering and there is a palpable sense that he is unable to deliver. And the situation may soon get worse. The next general elections are in 2019. Who knows how many of us are going to be arrested for sedition, called terrorist if we are Muslim or beaten up by lynch mobs before then.

The Other Bomb: Pakistan's Dangerous Nuclear Strategy

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics
Joseph V. Micallef

Successful test of the Hatf-5B Pakistan ballistic missile In recent years the concern over nuclear proliferation has centered on Iran's ongoing effor...

I Am A Liberal, And I am Not Opposed To India's Beef Ban

Ash Murthy | Posted 09.16.2016 | World
Ash Murthy

So-called progressives have been quick to criticize the beef ban as an affront to religious freedom, tolerance and personal choice. But it is paradoxical to talk of tolerance while turning a blind eye to the trauma and cruelty that the bovines face in the mostly unlicensed and ill equipped slaughterhouses in India.

Deadly Clash Rocks India-Pakistan Border

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.04.2017 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Indian and Pakistani border guards traded gunfire in the divided region of Kashmir, leaving nine civilians dead and another 63 wound...

Heavenly Srinagar

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 08.05.2016 | Travel
Sriya Chakravarti

Srinagar has been the fascination of many. So, this summer when I got an opportunity to travel to this most famous "go to" Hindi movie shooting location of the 70's and 80's, my heart jumped to it.

Fiftieth Anniversary of the 1965 Pakistan Invasion of Kashmir

ADST | Posted 08.04.2016 | World
ADST

In the summer of 1965, India and Pakistan returned to the battlefields of Kashmir in a renewed attempt to establish their respective claims over the disputed, fertile region. On August 5th, more than 25,000 Pakistani soldiers, disguised as Kashmiris, infiltrated the area, mingling with their Muslim coreligionists and encouraging insurgency.

Pakistan Tests Modi's Mettle With Gurdaspur Terror Attack

C. Christine Fair | Posted 08.04.2016 | World
C. Christine Fair

MUMBAI -- The Gurdaspur attack should remove any doubt that Pakistan's men on horseback do not want peace with India. India would be behooved to tell its international backers bluntly that there is no "India-Pakistan problem" -- only a Pakistan problem.

Kashmir: Picking Up the Pieces

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 04.20.2015 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

When I think of Kashmir, I picture my grandmother strolling through her manicured garden in our family home in Raj Bagh. 'Cookie Mummy', as I used to call her, would be flanked on both sides by tall flowers standing at attention to salute her.