Our Crooked Politicians Will Use Our Soldiers As Cannon Fodder

The recent attacks on our security forces in Kulgam, Handwara, Pampore, Shopian, etc. is corroborating what I had said in some of my earlier posts, e.g. 'The war drums are sounding', 'A full blown guerilla war is developing in Kashmir'

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Shut up or die: Have we no other choice?

This was to be a literary column but on Saturday morning I changed my mind. I beg my readers’ forbearance. It was after a tweet by Congress media panelist Salman Soz, asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi why it was that ever since the recent Kas

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Zakir Naik Represents A Deeper Challenge For Indian Muslims

Dr. Zakir Naik’s run-in with controversies is not a novel affair. Since the famed Islamic preacher and speaker took the stage, his audacious speeches and the ability to quote religious text from memory was always met with a thunderous applause

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Politics Over Release of Rajeev's Killers

It’s been almost 25 years since the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, but the debate on the release of his killers belonging to the  Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is far from over. The controversies and recalcitrant opinions related

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Jammu And Kashmir: Time To Break-Up The Fiction

Kashmir is the northernmost geographical region of South Asia. Until the mid-19th century, the term "Kashmir" denoted only the valley between the Great Himalayas and the Pir Panjal mountain range. The name Kashmir derives from the Sanskrit

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Surgical strikes conducted against terrorists at LoC: DGMO

India, on September 29, carried out surgical strikes targeting “launch pads” for terrorists across the Line of Control (LoC). Director general of military operation Lt Gen Ranbir Singh said: "It has been a matter of serious concern t

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