Friday, April 19, 2019

Once upon a time in China

I remember the rush of excitement as I recognized the characters flashing in neon. Having spent a moderate amount of time studying them –...

Pity Peshawar – but what prospects for a peaceful Pakistan?

As the country reels from the massacre in Peshawar, MA Mistry assesses whether peace will ever prevail in Pakistan given the lack of unity...

President Jokowi’s cabinet line-up

Jokowi Widodo was sworn in as president of the world’s third-largest democracy, Indonesia, on October 20 amid an atmosphere of high hopes amongst supporters,...

Kashmir: Twenty years after

My most recent visit to Srinagar, last spring, came twenty years exactly after my first reporting assignment in Kashmir. It prompted me to reflect...

Remembering Amanullah Khan

When I got the news and saw images of Amanullah Khan’s hospitalisation on facebook I felt the urge to write something about him. As...

From ‘Merci Patron’ to ‘Nuit Debout’

This year on March 31, a citizen movement, ‘Nuit Debout’ began in Paris. Similar to ‘Occupy’ in the USA or London and to the...

Comrades of Gilgit-Baltistan

Baba Jan appeared in the cover of the moon past midnight and immediately we hugged. He had been in jail, tortured and after a...

Why I believe all Indians should support Kashmir’s liberation

I apologize in advance for what seems like a rather pompous title to this essay. I mean, who the hell am I to be...
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How Indo-Pak conflict is now between their citizens

In the current atmosphere, when Indians and Pakistanis, politicians, sportsmen, entertainers, media persons and regular civilians are hurling abuses at each other, it renders...
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True freedom in Kashmir

The entire South Asia has been shadowed by the staggering apprehension of security concerns, cross-border conflicts and poor connectivity. The insubstantial situation of the...