India against its liar-in-chief

Rajiv Kumar

Rajiv Kumar is a professor at the University of Heidelberg. He served on the faculty of Kashmir University from 1984-1990. He can be reached at rajivk100@hotmail.com.
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The past months in Indian politics have proved to be an eon; suddenly the all-conquering and all-powerful Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been reduced to his pitiable caricature. The tidal wave against him was accurately captured by a headline in the Asia Times, “Indians rise up against their liar-in-chief”. Only last May, Modi had […]

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Ruthless Indian Democracy

Rajiv Kumar

Rajiv Kumar is a professor at the University of Heidelberg. He served on the faculty of Kashmir University from 1984-1990. He can be reached at rajivk100@hotmail.com.
Rajiv Kumar

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Democracies in the West took a long time to brew and evolve with foundations based on oeuvre of philosophical underpinnings with many convulsions and wrong starts and restarts before being established firmly. Even after centuries of those traditions, the established democracies become lacking upon challenges from lawless groups and individuals and require unstinted vigil and […]

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AUTHORITIES IN KASHMIR SAY 90% OF VALLEY FREE FROM RESTRICTIONS BUT STREETS REMAIN DESERTED

After a serious backlash from various nations of the world, international organizations and humanitarians, Indian authorities chose to shed light on the present day to day life in Kashmir. Authorities in Indian Kashmir said the Valley was free from day-time restrictions but people still chose to stay indoors as streets remained deserted with security personnel […]

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THIRD PHASE OF INDIAN ELECTIONS START ON TUESDAY

Indians will cast their votes in 116 constituencies across 15 states and union territories in the third phase of general elections tomorrow. The populous northern state of Uttar Pradesh will again be in focus. Close contest is expected between the ruling BJP and opposition congress on at least 10 seats in Uttar Pradesh.  The BJP […]

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MAYAWATI MAKES KEY ALLIANCES TO CHALLENGE MODI IN UPCOMING INDIAN ELECTIONS

Dalit leader Mayawati has been stitching together key alliances to mount a formidable challenge to Narendra Modi’s BJP in the upcoming general elections. In a bid to consolidate the divided vote, Mayawati has forged ties with key regional players including her arch-foes Samajwadi Party and Rashtriya Lok Dal party. Mayawati rose to prominence after her […]

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MODI ISSUED A STERN WARNING TO TERRORIST FORCES TARGETING INDIA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday issued a stern warning to terrorist forces targeting India, saying the country cannot keep suffering forever. “Enough is enough,” he said, while referring to the terror attacks in Pulwama and Uri. “We cannot keep suffering till eternity.” “When the neighbor is very hostile but does not have the capability […]

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PAKISTAN DEMANDS ICC ACTION AGAINST INDIAN TEAM FOR WEARING MILITARY CAPS

Pakistan has asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) to act against Indian cricket team for wearing military caps in its match against Australia. Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, in a statement, said that it is ICC’s responsibility to take notice of India’s politicizing the sport. Information minister Fawad Chaudhry, in a tweet, said if […]

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