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Why India's bull-taming protest may not be just about bulls
21.01.17 03:45 as General - Soutik Biswas*

India, wrote author VS Naipaul, is a country of a million little mutinies, reeling with rage and revolt.

One such is now brewing in southern Tamil Nadu state, where people have been protesting against a ban on a traditional bull-taming contest, known as jallikattu. They say ...
  


No winners in India-Pakistan debate on press freedom
18.10.16 22:40 as General - Shivam Vij*

With Pakistan's Dawn newspaper standing by its story on differences between the civilian government and military over the country's security objectives, many in both the Indian and Pakistani media have cited the incident as proof that the Pakistani media has more spine than its Indian ...
  


The Sikhs. Who the hell are they? And why do they wear the turban?
15.09.16 04:36 as General - preet k s bedi

Nanak was born to a Hindu family in 1469. Had there been application forms to fill chances are he would have referred to himself as Hindu. His successors and followers would probably have called themselves Nanakpanthis. There is general agreement that Sikhism remained a group ...
  


Let's All Become Political
20.06.16 03:45 as General - Nischay Pal

Punjab needs to become relevant. Every Punjabi wishes for that. "But are we not relevant already," one may ask. The simple answer is, we were. At one time, we were the food grain providers extra ordinary. And on top of that, we are a border ...
  


When Hope Runs Dry
17.03.16 05:45 as General - Manohar Singh Gill

I joined the Punjab IAS in 1958. In 1960, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru signed the World Bank-sponsored agreement with Pakistan PM Liaquat Ali Khan to divide the river waters of the old Punjab. East Punjab was allotted 15.2 million acre feet (MAF) and the Ravi, ...
  


Collective conscience BADI CHEEZ HAI
03.03.16 06:19 as General - preet k s bedi

If ever you had ever wondered what the term ‘collective conscience’ was doing in an earlier judgement, chances are the High Court’s order on Kanhaiya’s bail application has cleared them. Assuming of course that you went beyond Manoj Kumar’s song from Upkaar which Kanhaiya would ...
  


The Truth about Arvind Kejriwal
25.02.16 08:46 as General - Markandey Katju

Many people have said that I have some personal grudge against Kejriwal, and that is why I hate him. So let me reply.
 
I do not personally know Mr. Kejriwal, I have never met him, and have never sought any favour from him ( this can ...
  



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