Could The ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ Prove Decisive In Sinking Or Sailing The Congress?
The grand old party’s prince charming Rahul Gandhi flagged off a cross-country foot-march yesterday, in Tamil Nadu. Starting from Kanyakumari today, the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ will cover 12 states and two Union Territories in 150 days, ending in Srinagar with another rally. Are the stakes for RaGa and the Congress higher than what they would […]
Could Allowing Non-Locals To Vote In Kashmir Be A Presumptuous Move?
Last week, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh Union Territories’ (UTs’) Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Hirdesh Kumar informed that non-locals staying in the region can register their names and cast their vote in the assembly election, the schedule for which is yet to be announced. The announcement has riled up a political storm in the region […]
Does An Integrated Kashmir Remain An Ungranted Wish For India, 75 Years After Independence?
This year, August 15 marks 75 years of India’s independence from the British Raj, attained after almost 100 years of struggle since the first battle for independence fought in 1857. While most other regions in the country have managed to enjoy this freedom for the majority part of the last 75 years, is Kashmir still […]
Evacuated Out Of The Fire, Now ‘Surrounded By Frying Pans’: No Relief For Indian Medical Students Back From Ukraine
Five months since the armed conflict began earlier this year, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to leave eastern Europe and world economies in disarray. While India claims to be largely unaffected by the current affairs in the region (barring rising inflation, supply chain pressures, and geopolitical tensions), the medical students who returned safely face a […]
Murmu’s Election: Dawn Of A New Era Or Tokenism?
On July 21, 2022, Droupadi Murmu became the first President of India hailing from the tribal community. Backed by several leaders across party lines, Murmu created history, marking a new milestone in India’s path to progress. Why, then, has this victory been marred with questions of tokenism? Election The election of Droupadi Murmu as India’s […]
Ahmedabad: Two Human Legs Found Outside Society Near Parimal Garden
Early this morning, two human legs, cut off from the body, were found outside Ahmedabad’s Brahmin Mitra Mandal Co Op Society in Ellisbridge area, near Parimal Garden. According to a resident of the society, the limbs were found in a black garbage bag inside an Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation garbage bin. Reportedly, the garbage bag was […]
Have Nupur Sharma And Mohd Zubair Become Scapegoats In A Religion Driven Political Vendetta?
The Indian judiciary is facing an uphill battle in trying to protect the democratic fabric of the country, without compromising on safeguarding the country’s religious diversity. A diverse people since time immemorial, Indians’ tolerance for each other’s sentiments, religious or otherwise, seems to have become a thing of the past. Is it possible that the […]
Has The Prophet Row Exposed The Underlying Hypocrisy Of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’?
The rioting across Indian states sparked following Nupur Sharma’s comments over Prophet Muhammad has taken a dangerous turn, with Islamist terrorist organisations in Asia threatening widespread attacks across the country. While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) abandoned its spokesperson, classifying her and Naveen Kumar Jindal as “fringe elements”, the opposition and the international community seem […]
Pakistan: Protesters Demonstrate Against Alleged Abduction Of Baloch Students
Reportedly, activists were protesting outside the Sindh Assembly in Karachi, against the alleged abduction of two Baloch students by the police. Civil society organisations, activists, and relatives of the two “missing” Baloch students, reportedly, set up a protest camp outside the Karachi Press Club over the past weekend, followed by taking out a rally to […]
Rahul Gandhi Appears Before ED; Protesting Congress Workers Detained
Congress party workers and leaders have organised a pan-India ‘dharna’, as part of a ‘Satya March’ in support of Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi, who is appearing before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) today, for a hearing in the National Herald money laundering case. Congress party workers across India have staged multiple protests in support of the […]