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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INDIAN TARIFFS UNACCEPTABLE: TRUMP

US president Donald Trump says India’s tariffs against the U-S are unacceptable. India imposed extra duties on twenty-eight U-S products, after Trump withdrew India’s preferential trade status earlier this month. Ahead of his meeting with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the G-20 Summit, Trump says New Delhi must withdraw the tariffs. Trump says he […]

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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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PAKISTAN DAY BEING CELEBRATED

Pakistan Day is being celebrated across the country with traditional zeal and fervour. The day dawned with a thirty-one-gun salute in Islamabad and twenty-one-gun salutes in Pakistan’s four provincial capitals. Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is guest of honour at a military parade being held in the capital, Islamabad. Contingents of the three armed services […]

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