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Sandeep Chakravorty, India's Consul General in New York

MEA distances itself from envoy’s ‘Israel model’ remark for Kashmiri Pandits — with silence

MEA is yet to respond officially to the row but ministry officials say India's Consul General in NY Sandeep Chakravorty should’ve weighed the pros and cons.
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.

On Camera

A man prays to a deity on display, not pictured, at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai. | Photographer: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

What’s common to the lockdown and demonetisation? Modi govt’s lack of planning

The national lockdown should have been accompanied by more generous, universal pay-outs, starting immediately and not a week later.

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.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.