VIVEK GUMASTE

Kashmiri pandits holding banners protest march against the killing of Rahul Bhat

Nation must stand by Kashmiri Pandits

In their grief and rage, Kashmiri Pandits must be careful not to walk into the terrorist trap. The dastardly gunning...

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It’s time to bulldoze the lies

The alternate narrative about Jahangirpuri that is being peddled in certain sections of the media and by some opposition parties...

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The Kashmir Files: Jolt to the conscience of a nation

Tagging a narrative as hate has become an expedient modus operandi for some to discredit their ideological adversaries or counter...

Medical aid is set up for the Ukrainian refugees and the stranded foreign nationals

India’s Ukraine dilemma

India must be conscious of the changing geo-political dynamics. Vladimir Putin is no Brezhnev and Russia of today is not...

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Hijab controversy has been manufactured to create anarchy

One needs to be careful in extending support to a cause whose motives are suspect and which perpetuates patriarchy.  ...

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi speaks in Lok Sabha

No Mr Gandhi, India is not at risk

What we witnessed was alarmist. One man’s desperation, frustration and ignorance being imprinted on the nation to paint a picture...

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Hate is unacceptable, no matter the source

Over the years too many have condoned, accepted and even turned apologists for hate rants directed against the majority community....

The Archbishop of Bengaluru Rev Dr. Peter Machado at a meeting against the proposed anti-conversion law

Freedom of Religion is not Right to Convert

When one concedes that all religions are equal, then the concept of conversion becomes redundant. Conversion represents a retreat in...

Nagaland Minister for Health and Family Welfare S Pangnyu Phom and other dignitaries laying a wreath at the mortal remains of those who lost their lives in an unfortunate incident

AFSPA is not a licence to kill

The AFSPA is a temporary statute applicable only to a disturbed area, is time bound and does not carry an...

Nagaland Minister P. Paiwang Konyak, Nagaland Commissioner, DG, DC and  officials visited the site where 13 civilians were killed

Nagaland must continue with the peace process

The notion that the AFSPA is an unrestricted licence to kill and that Army personnel have blanket immunity is erroneous....

BKU leader Rakesh Tikait(C) with supporters shouting slogans at Ghazipur on the first anniversary of protest

It was not a victory for democracy

When scrutinised objectively, one can only conclude that the farm bills had merit and did not deserve their ultimate fate....

India's Mohammed Shami appeals for dismissal during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup match

Mohammed Shami controversy: When accountability and responsibility go missing

On careful scrutiny it was discovered that much of this vilification emanated from across the border in Pakistan; an orchestrated...

Protest demanding justice for the violence against Hindu communities during Durga Puja festival in Dhaka

Bangladeshi Hindus must fight for their rights

Hindus of Bangladesh must learn to fend for themselves without looking to India, as the political climate in India is...

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And the ethnic cleansing continues

In tandem with military efforts to neutralise the terrorists what is required in Kashmir are confidence building measures by the...

Students take selfie after receiving a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine during a special vaccination drive for students

India’s vaccination campaign: Give credit where it’s due

Nearly 68.3% of all adults older than 18 years have received at least 1 dose and nearly 1 in 4...

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Afghan crisis: India must be prepared for the worst

China may turn a blind eye or even tacitly encourage a Pakistan instigated and Taliban supported resurgence of terrorism in...

A convoy of Afghan Special Forces is seen during a rescue mission in Kandahar province

Talks with Taliban unlikely to yield results

Against the unholy alliance of Pakistan, the Taliban and Kashmir centric terrorist groups, the civilian-led government of Ashraf Ghani, however...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a group photograph with the various political leaders from Jammu and Kashmir

J&K delimitation must allocate reserved seats for Kashmiri Pandits

The delimitation process cannot be complete or fair if the rights of the Kashmiri Pandits living in exile are not...

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Lancet carrying out an anti-India Covid campaign

Unfortunately, Lancet has fed into public hysteria, instead of offering sage advice based on objective evidence The Lancet is a...

A healthcare worker gets the COVID-19 vaccine at Nair Hospital

Aggressive vaccination and universal mask coverage key

The speed of this surge was so rapid and the scale so astronomical that any health system in the world...

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Do not undermine the credibility of Election Commission

It appears that in their antipathy to Modi and the BJP, the Opposition will not stop at anything even if...

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An urgent need for police reforms

Political patronage and pressure remain the crux of police dysfunctionality.   The directive by the Bombay High Court to the...

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Freedom House report on India not valid

The Freedom House report is a hatchet job that reeks of prejudice; a compendium of half-truths, hyperbole and lies derived...

Disha arrest fuels false narrative

Disha Ravi case: Law must be allowed to take its course

Free speech cannot be a subterfuge for illegal activities. “Climate Activist Jailed in India as Government Clamps Down on Dissent”...