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Rahul Pandita

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India
Once upon a Place

The police orders are to ‘flush out’ Maoists, and since actual militiamen are hard to locate the State forces end up treating every villager as a closet Maoist. It all adds up to further alienation

26 June 2009
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India
Uneasy in a Turban

Qamar Rabbani Chechi is a Lok Sabha candidate from Dausa, Rajasthan, though he is a Kashmiri. How come? Constitutional flexibility and a caste wrangle

23 June 2009
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India
Clueless in Dharmanagri

Alienated Muslims seek refuge in conspiracy theories, while aimless Hindu youth look up to Ramlalla, the deity BJP owes its rise to

22 June 2009
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World
Cheers for Fears

There are troubling signs in triumphalist Sri Lanka that the Tamil issue is not any closer to resolution

18 June 2009
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Cinema
Zero Bridge

A film about contemporary daily life in Kashmir is creating waves in film festivals around the globe

16 June 2009
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Books
The Long Bore

The story is about the author’s father who travels down memory lane beginning from pre-Partition Hindustan, and everything else afterward

13 June 2009
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World
The Ticking Belly Bulge

Dayalan was ten when he joined the LTTE’s suicide attack squad. His story, and of other underage soldiers like him, serves us a grim reminder of the depths the human condition can descend to. Even in this day

09 June 2009
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India
Gandhigiri in Kashmir

For the first time, a prominent separatist leader is contesting the polls. Sajjad Lone’s inspiration may lie in the non-violent struggle waged by the people of Bomai, a small village in his constituency

06 June 2009
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World
Taliban at the Gates

A real menace. More of these fighters have slipped into Kashmir than first thought

30 May 2009
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India
Lost Lives and Blank Ballots

In terror-afflicted Kashmir, the tragedy-stricken will vote only if it helps them come to terms with their acute sense of loss

30 May 2009

Authors

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals

Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of two award-winning books on water: Water, Peace, and War and Water: Asia’s New Battleground

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is the author of several books including the Doolally Sahib and the Black Zamindar: Racism and Revenge in the British Raj (Bloomsbury)

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape is professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.

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