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Grassroots Level Democracy in Kashmir

By Haifa Peerzada

As the elections are underway for a much awaited change of political leadership in the State of Jammu and Kashmir, some of the basic essentials of good governance have not been given much attention or they have been ignored. 919 more words


How did I get here!

So here it goes…. my first ever blog post and I can tell you its taken me a while to get here. I have been thinking about writing/ blogging for a long time but was told (by my husband) I needed an interest/hobby/something specific to blog about so people would be interested in reading it. 246 more words



I. The Situation

It is the best of times; it is the worst of times.

It is the best of times in India and the world for the reactionaries, the fascists i.e. 1,827 more words



In India, religion and politics can NEVER be separated from each other. Religion acts as an attempt to define our culture. And by culture I mean the way we think, feel and act accordingly. 508 more words

Roadside in Agra

16th February 2014 (Day 8) Agra.

We are now leaving Agra for Gwalior and the bus stops for a while at an ATM so some of the party can refresh their supply of rupees. 35 more words


HTC launches full-range mobile phones in India

TAIPEI — HTC Corp. has announced three smartphones for the India market that range from high-end to entry-level models, part of Taiwanese handset maker’s efforts to boost sales in the second quarter. 43 more words