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My Conscience Does Not Allow Me to Celebrate the Ayodhya Verdict

By Abhay Kumar
What if the Ram temple were demolished on December 6, 1992, instead of the Babri mosque in Ayodhya? Do you think the Supreme Court judgement would have been the same? 

Kashmir and the Mask of Indian Liberals

By Faisal Rather
What makes Roy different from most Indian Liberals is this honest and non-patronizing attitude. While most of them “support” Kashmir with a silly patronizing tune, she is unique in her unconditional and unapologetic support.

Why is India afraid of mediation in Kashmir conflict?

By Aijaz Ahmad Turrey
India has maintained its opposition to third-party mediation in solving the Kashmir dispute, despite India getting offers from several nations and leaders including the South African President Nelson Mandela, UN Chief Antonio Guterres, the Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir and more recently the US President Donald Trump.

Enduring Kashmiris’ Sufferings

By Rameez Raja
Contrary to the claim, there is no ‘absolute poverty’ in Kashmir. As a researcher, you won’t be able to find a Kashmiri without shelter, sleeping on footpaths or cooking food under the flyovers. The valley is rich in resources, and tourism is an important source of livelihood for the people in Kashmir.

‘Joker’ Review: The Rise of Joker

By Murtaza Ali Khan
It’s a pure masterstroke to cast De Niro in the role of a talk show host in the film. And despite the short screen time, De Niro’s influence can be felt all over the movie. If he doesn’t get an Oscar nomination for The Irishman then there is a great possibility that he may get it for Joker in the supporting category (of course, he can get nominated for both and that would really be something).

Godmen: Nexus of sex and politics

By Rimli Bhattacharya
They possess a high libido and have ample chances to have sex with multiple partners. They mostly discuss issues related to erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. Most of them would love to have an erection immediately after an ejaculation. They read and watch porn and they proceed to have sex with multiple women at the same time just like it’s shown in pornographic films.

Mauritius: Paradise or Utopia?

By Ananya Dutta Gupta
Optimality, then, is nature’s choicest gift to the Mauritian topography – its lowlands undulating enough not to be monotonously flat, its mountains imposing enough to make the horizon look invitingly sublime, and, not least, its waters a shade of blue alternating with turquoise or aquamarine with a fleeting touch of the grey that stands for the un-definable in all coloration and experience.

Short Story: Beware! Migrants Are Coming!

By Sunil Sharma
I was everywhere, yet nowhere. Hounded out everywhere. Cursed. Powerless. No voice. No clout. The dispossessed. I am Mr. Nobody. A human, yet not human. A native, yet an alien among my own. A man without any dignity. A soft target everywhere. An unseen man. A zero man. Phantom.

Memoir: Pickled

By Nishi Pulugurtha
This year avakai arrived a week ago by courier – my cousin, Valli, made sure we get it fresh. This morning, my aunt, Amma’s sister, called up saying she had prepared magai and a couple of other types, menthi avakai and thokkudu pachadi, all made from raw mangoes.