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Sunanda Vashisht

  • Haider is not the only story of Kashmir

    ‘That it should come to this’ (Hamlet - Act 1, Scene II)  The following excerpts are from former Jammu and Kashmir governor Jagmohan’s book My frozen turbulence in Kashmir. ‘In 1995, 2768 persons were killed. The Security forces were attacked 2570 times, that is, on an average about seven times a...

    Tuesday, 7 October 2014 - 8:00am
  • #100AccheDin: A hundred days of small big stuff from the Narendra Modi government

    Over the last few weeks, newspapers and TV channels have been deluged with hundred days of Modi Sarkaar analyses. Expectedly the reviews and report cards have been a mixed bag. A common theme running through most appraisals, even the ones that have been favorable to the new government, is that the...

    Saturday, 6 September 2014 - 9:28am
  • Truth vs Fiction: Why have Kashmiri Pandits been denied permission for Konsar Nag Yatra?

    You could call it a tragicomedy or simply a farce. You could also call it black humour. 

    Monday, 11 August 2014 - 3:53pm
  • How Narendra Modi's government can successfully rehabilitate Kashmiri Pandits

    In his inaugural address to the joint session of Parliament, President Pranab Mukherjee spoke for a few minutes about Kashmiri Pandits and their rehabilitation while outlining the Narendra Modi-led government’s agenda for the next five years.

    Monday, 16 June 2014 - 6:15pm
  • Lok Sabha elections 2014: A fractured verdict will mean a fractured India

    With the Congress sure to lose in the general elections, the only way it can remain in the public eye is by ensuring a split verdict and actively supporting the formation of a weak coalition government, which will result in chaos and unstability, and allow the Congress to catapult itself back on to...

    Wednesday, 9 April 2014 - 1:30pm
  • Why I hate cricket

    Sunanda Vashisht writes about why in Kashmir a cricket match, especially between India and Pakistan, is more than just a game.

    Wednesday, 12 March 2014 - 1:34pm
  • Don't let the ball drop in Kashmir

    Monday, 21 October 2013 - 9:07pm
  • How the West sees violence against women in India

    I call myself a progressive woman with a modern outlook. I reject anything that does not make sense to me and is forced on me. I evaluate everything with the skills that my education, upbringing and experience have given me. My culture and faith is my strength, because I can question it, and...

    Tuesday, 27 August 2013 - 6:52am