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Who Lost Kashmir?

Cover Story

India has all along been fighting the wrong war in an over-Islamised Valley

Stories in this issue

Who Lost Kashmir?

“They found five litres of semen inside Neelofar’s body while conducting her postmortem.” The boy who says this is about 16 and lives in Kulgam in South Kashmir. He says he was told this at a ‘…

The Triple Talaq Effect

AT THE RECENT meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s national executive in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a pitch for ending the pernicious practice of triple talaq that…

India’s Recurring Hindi Bug

EVEN PEOPLE WHO know history are condemned to repeat it. Foolishly so, no doubt, but lessons that have been clearly learnt with burnt fingers are not so much forgotten as thought irrelevant.…

Tayyip Erdoğan: Turkish Despair

THERE WAS MUCH to admire about the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan when he first appeared on the international scene. As the mayor of Istanbul, he had once been imprisoned for reciting a poem…

On a Song And a Prayer

SEVERAL YEARS AGO, when the Shamims first moved to Mumbai, Pushpa would often wonder at her husband Mohan’s chattiness. He would speak non-stop, as Pushpa puts it. He would be at her ear every…

Mumbai Notebook

THIS PROMISES TO be the hottest Mumbai summer in years. So what does the Bombay Electric Supply & Tramways Company (BEST) do? It scraps its air-conditioned bus service. As a measure to cope with…

Indraprastha

SURPRISING THAT Mayawati should induct her businessman brother Anand Kumar into the family-owned Bahujan Samaj Party. For Mayawati, politics and business have always been indistinguishable. Politics…

Band of Beleaguered Brothers

ON APRIL 5TH, SITARAM Yechuri took a long walk to the Congress parliamentary party office, a journey he had not made since the CPM withdrew support from the UPA Government in 2008. He was there on…