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No first time

No first time

At least two US leaders felt helpless as Israel violated peace deals.

  BY: Muhammad Ali Siddiqi IT is not for the first time that a democracy — America under President Donald Trump — has denounced a multilateral accord it was party to; there are other examples too: Israel and, nearer home, India. However, Trump is lucky, for some of his predecessors, too, do not come clean […]

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My Palestinian right of return is sacred

My Palestinian right of return is sacred

Israelis tried to destroy and erase my Palestinian village, Beit Daras, but they did not and will not succeed.

  By: Ramzy Baroud This is the story of four Palestinian peasants who have been dead and buried for many years, but whose legacy continues to define the collective aspirations of a whole nation. It is also the story of a village that was erased from existence 70 years ago. The peasants are my grandparents, […]

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Pieces of a scattered mandate

Pieces of a scattered mandate

There is a change in the electoral cartography of Karnataka, also highlighting the potential for alliances

By: Valerian Rodrigues There are some trends that stand out in Karnataka’s 2018 Assembly elections. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has held on to the Central Karnataka region and the coastal and Malnad belt. In the Bombay-Karnataka region, while the BJP has held on to its existing advantage, in the Lingayat region of central North […]

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Towards a ceasefire in J&K?

Towards a ceasefire in J&K?

Much groundwork and political consensus are needed to pull off the Ramzan ceasefire proposal

By: Radha Kumar Finally, after four bleak years of unremitting conflict, a small ray of light appears to be struggling to get through in Jammu and Kashmir. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s proposal for a Ramzan ceasefire, backed by a State all-party delegation, has gained some traction in the policy community. Though we are yet to […]

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The spirit of Palestinian resistance will not be broken

The spirit of Palestinian resistance will not be broken

The Nakba has been going on for 70 years but the Palestinian struggle for justice and the right of return carries on.

  By: Omar Baddar If you are familiar with the term “Nakba”, you probably think of it as a historical Palestinian grievance over events that unfolded 70 years ago. That was the time when Zionist militias facilitated the creation of the state of Israel by depopulating Palestinian villages, driving some 750,000 people out of their […]

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The changing terms of endearment

The changing terms of endearment

The growing conflict between Dalits and Hindutva must be seen in the context of the paradigm shift in U.P. politics

By: Zoya Hasan Uttar Pradesh’s pivotal importance to Indian politics is hard to exaggerate. Anyone who wishes to rule India must control this State. The Bhartiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) biggest win in 2014 came from U.P., which was instrumental in providing Narendra Modi with a clear majority in the Lok Sabha. The party won 73 […]

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It’s time to address online violence against women in India

It’s time to address online violence against women in India

Online abuse is leaving Indian women feeling vulnerable and not empowered.

By: Mariya Salim Among the top 20 countries in internet usage worldwide, India has the highest yearly growth rate of internet users. Easy access to the internet has enabled many people, especially women and other marginalised groups, to overcome traditional barriers and participate in the public sphere. However, the violence women face in these virtual […]

 SEEMA MUSTAFA

1 Tourist + 36 Civilians + 24 Soldiers + 40 Militants Killed Since Jan 1 = War Zone

1 Tourist + 36 Civilians + 24 Soldiers + 40 Militants Killed Since Jan 1 = War Zone

A 22 year old tourist from Tamil Nadu was killed and his mother and another relative injured when the car in which they were travelling came under a volley of stones hurled by protestors on the Srinagar-Gulmarg highway. The tragic incident has added to the toll of lives lost in the Valley averaging to a […]

 Happymon Jacob

A time to think fast: on the US exit from the Iran deal

A time to think fast: on the US exit from the Iran deal

The U.S.’s exit from the Iran nuclear deal puts India in a spot on many counts

American President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), popularly called the Iran nuclear deal, is bound to have serious implications for the international system, and for India. To be sure, the least affected will be the U.S.; European Union countries will be moderately affected due to the business […]

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Prosperity For Peace

Prosperity For Peace

Free trade could end Pakistan's siege mentality, ensure peace with India

  By: Khaled Ahmed A British think tank has noted that Pakistan’s army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, “invited the Indian military attaché and his team in Pakistan to the Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad; and then General Bajwa said two weeks later that the Pakistan military wanted peace and dialogue with India”. There […]