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Book Review: The Raj at War

What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy? — Mahatma Gandhi The Indian subcontinent was under the colonial rule of Great Britain during the two World Wars. Indians participated as combatants and […]

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Book Review: A Scrapbook of Memories

The Indian publishing industry has flourished considerably in the last few decades. It got a boost when international publishers like Penguin, Harper Collins, Hachette and others entered the market. A Scrapbook of Memories offers an insider’s view about book publishing in India. Written by Ashok Chopra, currently the chief executive of Hay House Publishers India, […]

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Narendra Modi must talk to Kashmiri Hindus

The summer has arrived in Kashmir. Tourism is picking up in valley after the devastating floods. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and his deputy Dr. Nirmal Singh was in Mumbai recently for promoting the state as prime tourist destination and shooting location for Bollywood movies. Meanwhile, Kashmiri separatists are back in action […]

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Kashmiri Pandits and the rhetoric of their return

On April 7, 2015, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister (CM) Mufti Mohammad Sayeed called on Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh in New Delhi. In the meeting, the return and rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits back to the Kashmir valley was discussed, among other things. Union Home Minister has reportedly asked the CM to provide land for […]

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Book Review: A Fistful of Earth and Other Stories

A Fistful of Earth and Other Stories by Siddhartha Gigoo is a collection of short stories which takes you to the world of turbulence and banishment. The short-stories are about the loss of human lives, longing for the home, the resurrection of the exiled people, old friendships, memories, desolation and sufferings. The stories will move […]

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