Tag: Hindutva news

Can We Stop Misgovernance in India?

Can We Stop Misgovernance in India?

If most of the history of India has been characterized by misgovernance, is there any hope at all that it can be stopped? Before I answer that question, I should say that this article is neither for nor against India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Nor does this article argue for or...

India: Between Religious Murder and Secularism

India: Between Religious Murder and Secularism

As a society, India must admit that religious extremism and hatred are deeply entrenched in its sociocultural body politic. On December 6, 2017, a Muslim migrant laborer, Mohammed Afrazul, was hacked to death and set on fire by an unemployed Hindu fanatic Shambhu Lal Regar in a small, sleepy...

A Brief History of Kashmir’s Vanishing Autonomy

A Brief History of Kashmir’s Vanishing Autonomy

All attempts to further erode the special status conferred on Jammu and Kashmir are likely to backfire. I had the good fortune of staying in Puerto Rico for a few weeks while attending a friend’s wedding last year. It is an archipelago situated in the northeast Caribbean Sea, blessed with...

Kashmir Has Been Through Worse

Kashmir Has Been Through Worse

What lies behind the violence in Kashmir? It wasn’t far back when we all jubilated over the peace process in Kashmir within the framework of Kashmiriyat (Kashmir’s cultural and political values), jamhooriyat (democracy) and insaniyat (humanity). Atal Bihari Vajpayee had declared...

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