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Sorry, Kashmir Is Happy

Cover Story

Why is it obscene to accept that a historically wounded people are ready to move on?

Stories in this issue

When Rahim Chacha says ‘Laal Salaam’

MUMBAI ~ A copy of New Age Weekly lies on the window sill, its headline, ‘Our Destination is Socialism’, clearly visible. Next to it rests a large chariot, a gift from the IPTA (Indian People’s…

Irfan and the Marriage Question

Sports stars have to deal with being asked the same questions again and again. Mostly, they take it in their stride, but certain questions become pet peeves. Recently, Delhi Daredevils and India…

Not So Green

Nothing about Gurgaon is green, despite its mania for golf courses. Or rather, because of it, as a recent study by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) suggests. The report says that…

Bag the CAG

On 17 April, amid sloganeering, the Maharashtra government tabled the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report in the Legislature. Though it is mandatory for a government to put the report…

Making Mutual Music

I, the 2007 film Khuda Kay Liye, a Pakistani musician’s lady love in the US wonders where on earth Pakistan is. The musician sketches a rectangle and scrawls ‘Afghanistan’, ‘Iran’, ‘China’ and ‘…

The BJP Has Forgotten Its Very Basis

There is an urgent need to rehaul the country’s two all-India parties: the Indian National Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). One reason is the dismal performance of these parties in the…

The CPM Has Split in All but Name

NEW DELHI ~ Blame it on the leadership’s inept handling of the party or a sea-change in politics, but the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) is two units now. Though the party may not call it…

Nobody Hits a Lady

It is ridiculous how the so-called educated, liberal mind works. Granted, nothing stops us from taking sides. We can defend our right to forward a cartoon on email. We can back the content of…

They Do Pack a Punch

A bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 followed by seven medals, including two golds and three silvers, at the Guangzhou Asian Games and now an unprecedented seven qualifications for the…

Planchette: A Dying Curiosity

“Ram Ram, Ram Ram.” Mr Muhury, my neighbour, still says those words out of habit when he goes to the toilet at night. He migrated to India from Bangladesh in 1974, three years after the…