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The Hindu - Military concerns spiked efforts to secure Siachen deal

Praveen Swami

New Delhi, 14 April 2014. In May 2005, as Indian and Pakistani negotiators met amid rising hopes of a peace deal on the blood-scarred Siachen Glacier, the then Chief of the Army Staff Joginder Jaswant Singh made an unprecedented public declaration. 274 more words


The Hindu - 'Faces of the riots' to visit West Bengal to campaign against violence

Gujarat’s Ansari and Mochi will attend public meetings in West Bengal

Suvojit Bagchi

Kolkata, 13 April 2014. They are identified as the “faces of the riots” across the country and next week both of them — Qutubuddin Ansari and Ashok Mochi — will be here to launch a State-wide campaign against communal violence. 446 more words


MH370 and the Rashomon Effect

This story is akin to that of the blind men and the elephant

It is now almost a month since Malaysian Airlines MH370 vanished. Naval and Air force crews are still combing the southern Indian Ocean for possible remains of the aircraft, with no real success. 683 more words


Across Horizons by Divya Kumar


Lalit Kala Akademi’s show featuring paintings and sculptures from the gallery’s permanent collection throws the spotlight on the unusual

“Divergent Horizons,” the ongoing show at Lalit Kala Akademi, isn’t easy on the art reviewer. 824 more words

Striving for change: My interview with a gender rights advocate

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Striving for change


The biggest challenge to women’s equality in India is its deep-rooted patriarchy, says Anuradha Mundkur…

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The Hindu - Blasphemy case lawyer threatened inside Pakistan court

Meena Menon

Islamabad, 10 April 2014. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has voiced serious concern over threats extended to a senior lawyer representing a blasphemy accused inside a courtroom in the Multan Central Prison. 279 more words


The Hindu - Government cautious on Mirwaiz offer

 Tripartite talks with Pakistan on Kashmir issue unacceptable

Sandeep Dikshit & Devesh K. Pandey

New Delhi, 8 April 2014. The offer by All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to help solve the Kashmir issue has evoked a cautious response from both the Ministries of External Affairs and Home. 270 more words