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Some half-truths

BJP president Amit Shah has said that Jawaharlal Nehru was largely responsible for the Kashmir fiasco and that Article 370 was a big mistake.

Vedanta’s values

Some weeks ago a respected Hindu leader made the surprising statement that Shirdi Sai Baba should not be worshipped.

Unsafe city

Yet another case of gangrape has been reported from Delhi. The victim was allegedly gangraped by three men and then dumped on the road.

Shocking death

It was shocking to read that Assam’s former DGP Shankar Barua reportedly shot himself dead with his licensed revolver.

Shameful rank

It is a worrisome statistic for India that not a single higher education institution figures in the top 10, or even the top 100, in the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings, run by a British


BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj has stirred a controversy by describing madrasas as the “hub of terror”. His statement is unfortunate in a country which takes pride in its religious and cultural diversity.

Happy Modi-ism!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s snappy ideas, including “make in India” and “INCH towards MILES” are being talked about everywhere — in Japan where he was recently, and in every nook and corner of Indi

Boo out VIP cult

Pakistan’s former home minister Rehman Malik, who was not allowed to board a plane for having kept passengers waiting for hours, is a good lesson for India’s VIPs as well.

End ambivalence

The government has rightly told the SC that it is ready to empower the “third gender”, but not homosexuals and bisexuals. So the court must elaborate what it means by “transgender”.

A new dawn

The government has unveiled the draft amendment of the Motor Vehicles Act wherein it has proposed steep fines, running into lakhs of rupees, for various offences.

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.