No Justice, No Reconciliation

Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes says, “Writing is struggle against silence”. I say, writing is struggle against distortions too. Whenever there is an attempt to distort your story, you have to raise your voice and reiterate your story because your story, the truth, is the struggle for your existence. More so when you are away from […]

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Book Review: Karachi, You’re Killing Me!

Pakistan! The name strikes only one thing in mind – a country which has been epicenter of terrorism and always has been at loggerheads with India since it birth in 1947. There is more to Pakistan than terrorism, killings, etc. We don’t get to hear stories about people, culture, life etc. in India. Stories from […]

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Of Men and Monuments

Last night, I watched the film, The Monuments Men, directed by Hollywood star George Clooney. The film is loosely based on the book, The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by American writer Robert M Edsel. It’s about a group of men who were given the task to […]

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Safe Journey Home

In a joint address to the Parliament of India – the first after the formation of the new government – President Pranab Mukherjee spoke about Kashmiri Pandits. President Mukherjee said, “Special efforts will be made to ensure that Kashmiri Pandits return to the land of their ancestors with full dignity, security and assured livelihood”. [Source: […]

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Sikhs and The Idea of India

Last Friday morning, violent clashes broke out within the premises of the Golden Temple in the city of Amritsar in which many people were injured. The violence erupted between Sikh radical group Shiromani Akali Dal (Mann) and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) Task Force during a ceremony to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Operation […]

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