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  • Fighting terror in J&K

    Straight talk |  Shantanu Mukharji
    As I post this blog, terrorists are firing at the civilians in Sanatnagar area in Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir. This indiscriminate attack comes barely...

  • Indecisiveness renders Antony's honesty hollow

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    It is not without reason that AK Antony is referred to as 'Saint' Antony. When you've spent four decades in public life and don't have...

  • Here comes Saint Antony

    Just a thought |  R Radhakrishnan Nair
    Defence Minister A K Antony made some rare interventions in Parliament over the last two days after the Army Chief Gen V K Singh spoke...

  • Army Chief and the Brotherhood of the Bribable

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    A few weeks ago, a former secretary in the Defence Ministry told minister A K Antony to expect embarrassment from General V K Singh. The...

  • Junglistan General goes to war

    Life As It Is |  Rajesh Kumar
    At Kallu Vasu's bar, the most popular in Junglistan, it was primetime - the period between 8 pm and midnight. The rooms were full, most...

  • Covering Kashmir: An outsider's view from the inside - IV

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    As the years have passed, what amazes me is the perseverance of journalists who continue to cover the story. There's even an irrational hope that...

  • Covering Kashmir: An outsider's view from the inside - III

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    Perhaps the darkest period in this regard came in the late 90s and 2000, when militancy driven by the Lashkar-e-Toiba was at a peak. The...

  • Covering Kashmir: An outsider's view from the inside - II

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    The militants we met were probably the last batch of fully home-grown insurgents fighting in Kashmir. 1995 marked the takeover of the struggle by non-Kashmiri...

  • Covering Kashmir: An outsider's view from the inside - I

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    There are so many ways of describing the tragedy of the Kashmir valley, but my favourite is the comparison to a very beautiful woman. In...

  • Time for a political roadmap on Kashmir?

    FOOTLOOSE |  Pawan Bali
    Every time the Prime Minister visits Jammu and Kashmir, some things are inevitable. For instance, traffic jams or no traffic at all; speculations, expectations and...