Hardnews Foreign Policy

Terror plot on Republic Day: Will the government tell the real story?

The arrest of a top cop in Kashmir in a terror plot along with terrorists opens a can of worms which can be traced to the hanging of Afzal Guru who was hanged to appease ‘the collective conscience of the nation’.

CAB/CAA: A Rebellion of the Young

The economy has tanked. A new sectarian bill consolidates BJP’s communal politics with Hindu Rashtra as its dream. And waves of protests spreads across the nation like fire amidst police brutality and State arrogance

Citizen Amendment Bill: institutionalising division

So why leave out the persecuted communities of Ahmediyas, Sufis, Shias in Pakistan, or the Tamils in Sri Lanka, and the Rohingyas in Myanmar?

Trending: I Stand With JNU

India should learn a lesson from the massive resistance struggles in Hong Kong, Chile, Lebanon and Iraq, where the entire spectrum of society, from shopkeepers to mothers and workers have joined hands with the young rebels.

Nehru and Shaikh Abdullah: Not so hunky dory

Apparently, Nehru in his heart of hearts was not happy at having dismissed and then detained Shaikh Abdullah.

Kashmir: 10 Million Dead Phones and No One to Say ‘Hello’

EDITORIAL: These are worrying times, but we may still hope to pray for peace in the days to come before the ‘normalcy of violence returns’ when phones start ringing again.

Book Excerpt – The Costliest Pearl: China’s Struggle for India’s Ocean

The Costliest Pearl is a fast-paced investigation of India’s strategic encirclement that reveals how China’s chequebook diplomacy is impacting the region.

Ministry of Crab and Other Spicy Delicacies

Jaffna’s beaches are charming and clean. Standing on Palk Strait with the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal leaking into each other seemed like a Mary Poppins’ moment.

An imperial, democratic state

When the Congress seemed unequal to the task of serving the interests of the Indian State – coherence, stability, security, growth – the Indian voter was prepared to experiment with other formations.