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Madhav Khosla on Constitution’s caste ‘conundrum’, Raghuram Rajan’s tug of war in trade

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Photograph of Kashmiri Pandits in Srinagar, Kashmir, ca. 1895 | British Library | Wikimedia Commons

For Kashmiri Pandits, Azadi slogans are bringing back a three-decade old nightmare

In 1990, thousands were shouting Azadi slogans on the streets of Kashmir, from its mosques all over, while baying for the blood of the minority Hindus.
A deserted market area during shutdown in Srinagar on 22 November

Why Kashmiri Pandits can’t return to the Valley, even if they want to

When there exists no practical policy or intent to rebuild Kashmiri Pandit homes, how can anyone expect us to give a sure-shot answer on whether we want to return or not?
Photograph of Kashmiri Pandits in Srinagar, Kashmir, ca. 1895 | British Library | Wikimedia Commons

Why Kashmiri Pandits may never return to the Valley

The only meaningful ‘return’ can be had through truth and reconciliation.
Irfan Ahmed opens the gates of the Rama Koul Temple, Srinagar | Nawal Watali

Against odds: The Muslim & Kashmiri Pandit caretakers of Hindu temples in Srinagar’s old city

A temple with one visitor and a temple locked for security -- Srinagar residents are making sure their rich heritage is not destroyed.

Tears, tea & a gift of almonds: How a Kashmiri Pandit was welcomed back in the Valley

The reopening of Roshan Lal Mawa's shop in Srinagar was a big affair, with neighbours, acquaintances and old friends turning up in hordes for a hug.
Representational image of a woman teaching Kashmiri language | harfkar.com

Govt removes Kashmiri from language portal after Kashmiri Pandits object

Kashmiri Pandits claim the version of language put out is based on the script widely used by Muslims in the Valley.

Sarina Kamini’s book Spirits in a Spice Jar is contrary to Kashmir’s finger-licking food

The Kashmiri Pandit author's account turns out to be nothing more than a glorified cookbook.
Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra meets Rohingya refugees, Hindu trolls start ‘but what about’ campaign

If Priyanka Chopra had met with Congolese refugees or Ukrainian refugees, the trolls would have cheered her. But Muslim refugees are another matter.
People display placards as they protest over government's alleged 'inaction' in Kathua and Unnao rape cases | PTI

In Kathua, a Kashmiri Pandit lawyer courts threats from own to get justice for 8-yr-old

Deepika’s stand has made her a traitor to the local lawyer fraternity, which has gained international notoriety for agitating in support of the suspects.

On Camera

Men smoking hookah | Representational Image | Commons

Chewing gum ban good but Haryana’s hookah culture can be real Covid-19 culprit

Hookah is popular in the state of Haryana and people, especially the elderly are defying Covid-19 lockdown and coming together to smoke hookah.

Modi’s 9-min candle plan Sunday: Needless spectacle or much-needed motivation for Indians?

PM Modi requested Indians to light candles, lamps or mobile torches at 9 pm Sunday for nine minutes in a show of solidarity in the fight against Covid-19.

Defence

Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.