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Why the outrage over Jio-PM ad is stupid

Reliance Jio shook the telecom space with its entry. And quite literally. Reports suggest that Airtel and Idea lost anywhere between Rs 13,500 crore and Rs 15,000 crore in a day’s trading. But the Reliance Jio advertisement flanking the first page of every newspaper with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s smiling[Read More…]

My Seditious taste for Indo-Pak peace

Over the past few days, Indian actress Ramya has been under fire for speaking in favour of our neighbours. So atrocious were her words that there is a case of “Sedition” filed against her. Her crime: To speak a truth that is unwanted in the Indian diaspora currently. I am[Read More…]

Treating the Baloch as second-class citizens can worsen the insurgency even if New Delhi never uses “B” word again

A fresh wave of anti-Indianism has erupted in Pakistan following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent statements on Balochistan. Former dictator General Pervez Musharraf said in a television interview that Modi was “crazy”. He condemned the Baloch leaders who had thanked Modi for expressing concern over the state of human rights[Read More…]

Bleeding Balochistan: Call for Azaadi

Bullet riddled bodies, mass graves and raped women – no, this isn’t anything about the ISIS in Syria but something close to our backyard. That’s what the daily scene looks like in Balochistan. Since the day Pakistan came into being, Balochistan has bled every single day. Military operation, enforced disappearance[Read More…]

Put yourself in their shoes

There is so much talk of how the passengers on the Emirates flight from Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai rushing to rescue their cabin luggage instead of themselves. I have lived in the Gulf for many years and have traveled on these flights. Most of the people on the flight especially from[Read More…]

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