Shankar Roychowdhury

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Shankar Roychowdhury

Will Modi get to the heart of the matter?

The monsoon has finally arrived but the heat and dust of elections 2014 is unlikely to settle down anytime soon.

Clear and present danger

Both politics and religion have long been known as the last refuge of scoundrels, which is becoming increasingly apparent as toxic waste from the Shia-Sunni conflict in the Islamic State of Iraq and S

Foreign direct interference?

The recent announcement by no less than India’s finance-cum-defence minister himself, permitting direct induction in the country’s defence industry of foreign equity to the extent of 100 per cent, wou

Nuclear realities

The significance of the second test on September 15, 2013, of India’s improved Agni-V intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM) from Wheeler Island test range, off the coast of Orissa, has to be per


Kashmir’s history is dotted with natural calamities and man-made disasters. And over the centuries the people of Jammu and Kashmir have perfected the art of rising from the ashes. They have seen famines and epidemics, floods and earthquakes, blazes and mayhem, organised violence and massacres, forced and voluntary migrations, incarcerations and worse.