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Two Men on a Mission in the Valley

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Modi and Mufti have a historic opportunity in J&K, Exclusive Interview with Mufti Mohammad Sayeed: “Modi should emulate Vajpayee on Kashmir”

Stories in this issue

Chancing upon the book of art

“Art is what you can get away with,” Andy Warhol, the King of Pop Art had famously said, perhaps anticipating the wave of ‘conceptual art’ that has all but drowned us in the last couple of decades. (…

Possibilities of Power

Back to BasicsThe propaganda period is over for AAP. Act now - SHAKTI SINHA The Aam Aadmi Party’s overwhelming victory has put the party leadership, especially Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, under…

‘Modi should emulate Vajpayee on Kashmir’

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, the 79-year-old PDP leader who is set to become the next Chief Minister of J&K, is a fabulous host and a great conversationalist. Drawing on a wealth of experience as a…

Two Men on a Mission in the Valley

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed is an ardent Atal Bihari Vajpayee fan. And the patriarch of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) believes that he can do business with the man he considers to be Vajpayee’s…

THE POWER OF TWO

Coalition governments are not a novelty in Jammu & Kashmir. In the 21st century, they are the norm. The last three Assembly elections—in 2002, 2008 and 2014—have all produced fractured verdicts…

Flying High with Birdman

The Oscars are two days away as I write this, and, if you haven’t already noticed, the usual suspects are out there in full strength to claim the golden statuette. Can the Academy really resist…

Modi’s Message for Hatemongers

The Prime Minister has unambiguously said that his government will not allow violence against any religion on any pretext. Addressing a meeting in New Delhi, attended largely by Christian community…

Kiran Bedi

In the open letter that Kiran Bedi wrote to her fellow citizens last Sunday (soon after Delhi’s AAP government took charge), she should simply have thanked people and wished the victors well. As they…

The Cool Sainik

At around one in the night comes Mumbai’s witching hour. Every night at this hour, young men in tight shirts and women in shimmering clothes appear suddenly out of nowhere on a lonely road, always in…

No LSD Required

Curious things can happen where angels, even large bearded ones, are concerned. The day Messenger of God (MSG) released, the ticket booking app on my phone showed some screens of multiplexes racing…