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By Karmanye Thadani: Manu Joseph started his article by throwing light on the attack on Prashant Bhushan and how the people of the valley were awaiting Anna Hazare’s response, since Anna had suggested a referendum across India on the question of ...
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By Karmanye Thadani: The word ‘Kashmir’ first reminded people of natural beauty, then it came to epitomize terrorism and now, it has come to mean controversy with the mainstream narrative of the problems in the valley revolving around the misuse ...
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By Anavil Jaiswal: A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity ...
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By Karmanye Thadani: We have impartially examined the history of the Kashmir issue in brief as also the narratives on all sides — Indian, Pakistani and separatist. Without the faintest trace of nationalist bias, let us examine the issue from ...
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By Niyati Bhat: When it comes to Kashmir, there is something that wipes out my mind clean. Almost every Kashmiri writer I know is writing about Kashmir, about their memories, the agonies, the good and the bad phases, the ruins ...
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By Karmanye Thadani: Keeping in mind my appeal to read this series without a nationalist bias, if we were to trace the history of the conflict, back in the 1930s, when the Dogra monarchs, who were Hindus, ruled Jammu and ...
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By Karmanye Thadani: The recent protests erupting in the valley owing to a Kashmiri boy being run over by an Indian military vehicle, the controversy surrounding the screening of Sanjay Kak’s documentary Jashn-e-Azadi in Symbiosis University, Pune, and the anti-Pakistan ...
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By Manisha Chachra: Kashmir — a jewel in the Indian crown, whose position even after 64 years of India’s independence remains an ever-disputable issue. The conflict-ridden situation in Kashmir isn’t merely a coincidence but a product of episodes happened in ...
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By Shubhodeep Datta: A sudden splurge of sunlight disturbs me and for the first time I take my eyes off the in-flight travel journal to get the first look of the imposing Himalayas. The aircraft was literally amidst the mountains. ...
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By Tanima Banerjee: Kashmir has always been eyed with a lot of pride by every Indian. This beautiful valley is popularly called ‘The Paradise on Earth’, and rightly so. Those who have lived or visited this divinely created world of ...
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By Prateek Asnani: The raindrops fell, creating ripples in the serene lake. As the shikara moved at a leisurely pace amidst the lofty Himalayas, I felt a sense of inner peace. Ironically, I was situated in the middle of the ...
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By Pratik Goyal: If there is heaven on earth, then that place is Kashmir. Kashmir is without a doubt the crown jewel on the face of the earth, always exquisitely beautiful, the most picturesque state in India. Located in the ...
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By Sakshi Abrol: The nation-state of India has quite a few things to flaunt and be proud of – its rich legacy of democracy being one of them. India has been regarded as the largest functioning democracy in the world ...
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By Amar Tejaswi: A problem is like a banyan tree. Allowed to grow unabated, it spawns a multitude of sub-problems. The older the tree gets, the wider its implications. Trimming the banyan in search of a solution is an inane ...
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By Shraddha Sankhe: Allan Octavian Hume, an Englishman and an active member of the Theosophic Society back in 1880s in India led a movement which changed a generation. When Hume and seventeen of his Indian educated men came together, they ...
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By Abhishek Chaudhary: Delhi, 21st October, 2010: ‘We want freedom.’ This slogan reminds us of the Quit India movement held in the pre-independence era. But it’s shocking, infact heartbreaking that these slogans were part of a seminar on the ongoing ...

By Gitanjali Maria: I have never been to Kashmir neither do I have relatives or friends living there. My only connections with this northern state that I can dig out deep from my memory is a failed attempt to tour ...
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By Ayesha Khan: Of all the disputes between India and Pakistan, the most discussed is Jammu and Kashmir, a permanent settlement of which is extremely necessary. This needs to be resolved as both are nuclear countries and if left unsolved, ...
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By our reader Vidyut Kale on an article on The Kashmir Conflict: Will They Lose Us? as a comment. The way things are, the most crucial thing is for our government to become more proactive. From the current crisis situation ...
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By Pooja Dhar Menon via Facebook Notes: This one is a pending note. Pending since some 20 years actually. I like to think of it as procrastination’s best friend, this note. It has taken a lot out of me to ...
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By Uzair Fahmi: Violence & killings has, in the recent times, become a daily fixture in the Valley. We see teenagers getting killed in firing by the CRPF personnel, and counter violence by the common Kashmiris — who is provoked ...
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By Kunal Anand: Kashmir is on the boil, and there seems to be no end to it. What started off as a mass protest against the alleged killings of two teenagers has now spiraled into an uncontrollable flame that has ...

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