VIVEK GUMASTE

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NRC’s roots cannot be ignored

The political hue and cry over the release of the final draft of the Assam NRC (National Register of Citizens)...

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Delete Pak from Kashmir equation

It was neither a match made in heaven nor a match made for each other. It was an unlikely amalgam...

The Northeast becomes the centre

The impressive electoral success of the BJP in the northeastern states of Tripura and Nagaland are epoch making events to...

Attempts being made to drive wedge between Dalits and other Hindus

The violent clash, allegedly between saffron waving groups and Dalits that erupted during the 200th anniversary celebrations of the Bhima-Koregaon...

Babri controversy, 25 years later

The demolition of the Babri-Masjid on 6 December 1992 was a political earthquake of seismic proportions that jolted the country...

Padmavati: The need of the hour is objectivity

India’s turbulent past with its innumerable alien invasions, rampant religious devastation and incredible material predation is a fertile ground for...

The judiciary must tread with caution

The Indian judiciary has been a rock of stability, a tempering force and the sage ultimate adjudicator in a seemingly...

This government has much to be proud of

Political discourse in India responds to frenzy, sensationalism and hype. It is a narrative driven overwhelmingly by personalities and identities...

Mobocracy is the bane of our society

Political discourse, the lifeline of a democratic society has become so partisan, so ideologically driven and vindictive in nature in...

Articles 370, 35A no longer valid

The studied decision of the Supreme Court to expand the ambit of the petition challenging the validity of Article 35A...

The bogey of 1962 must be erased

Riding a sagging but impressive economic prosperity and mesmerised by its own fantastic and exaggerated delusions of grandeur, China has...

Cow vigilantism is a criminal aberration

When the apocalypse that you prophesised with supreme confidence does not arrive, when the doomsday scenario that you presaged proves...

There cannot be any compromise with Kashmir’s separatists

The doomsday scenario vis-à-vis Kashmir being portrayed with alarming alacrity by a clutch of prominent personalities that include the historian...

The ethnic cleansing  we have forgotten

The ethnic cleansing we have forgotten

To forget an evil is to condone the crime; to pardon an atrocity is to see it recur with dangerous...

Demonetisation is not about money alone

Demonetisation is not about money alone

“Man doth not live by bread only”, so goes the adage from the Old Testament, implying that the sum total...

Restraint or not, Pak a threat to world peace

Restraint or not, Pak a threat to world peace

Despite India’s timely and evidence driven calls to brand Pakistan a terrorist state subject to international sanctions and despite the...

Wahhabis in Kashmir, your moon has blood clots

Wahhabis in Kashmir, your moon has blood clots

Clichéd interpretations contribute little to mitigating discord; they merely reinforce traditional ideological positions, make for sensational news-bites and heart-rending narratives;...

Kashmir: It’s time to call a spade a spade

The violent and raucous protests intentionally barrelled out onto the streets, the shrill extremist rhetoric and the ominous prognostications emanating...

China must reconsider its UN veto

China must reconsider its UN veto

China’s inveterate discordance with India is intuitively visceral rather than cerebral; a flagrant exposition of a primordial instinct driven by...

Genuine Hindutva is not radical

Genuine Hindutva is not radical

The campaign to demonise the Hindu nationalist movement is indefatigable; it knows no bounds, conforms to no stipulations and defies...

Tread gently while talking to Pakistan

Tread gently while talking to Pakistan

It was a diplomatic upheaval that registered high on the Richter scale; a volte-face nonpareil; an embarrassing U-turn that collides...

Be like the French

Be like the French

The diabolical terror assault that devastated Paris on the night of 13 November was eerily familiar: it was a ditto...

BJP needs to put its house in better order

BJP needs to put its house in better order

Strange are the vagaries of India’s electoral system. An actual increase in the voter percentage of a party can result...

Modi is India’s game-changer

Modi is India’s game-changer

An upturn in the destiny of a nation is rarely, if ever, shaped by a single element. It is almost...