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Geelani's passport: This is not the real issue

A passport for Syed Ali Shah Geelani is a subject of debate.

Should he be granted a passport or not has been debated at the Jammu and Kashmir state level and of course on television where bizarre comments such as throw away the Pakistan flag first and then take the passport have been made. 27 more words

Vicky Nanjappa

Dawood surrender makes for good TV debate not news- former R&AW chief

The news about Dawood Ibrahim wanting to surrender does make for good television, but does it make news today?

How relevant are these debates on Dawood’s surrender today? 29 more words

Vicky Nanjappa

Yemen crisis- Sectarian violence could spread

India’s primary concern where the Yemen conflict is concerned is evacuating the several thousand people who are stuck in the conflict zone. As preparations are on to airlift the Indians the Indian government is also planning to ship out its citizens who have been finding it impossible to get out of the war-torn nation. 41 more words

Vicky Nanjappa

In Kashmir, it's time to honour the coalition dharma

The release of persons who have been red flagged by the security forces has caused much debate and heartburn among many. There is constant mud slinging over who is to be blamed over this issue and while that is one part of it the bigger question is the PDP honouring the coalition dharma. 50 more words

Vicky Nanjappa

Afzal Guru is back from the dead

The ghost of Afzal Guru is back to haunt us all once again. After all the drama that prevailed over his sentencing, he was finally hanged at the Tihar Jail on February 9 2013. 44 more words

Vicky Nanjappa

Interview: ISIS returnees, should they come back?

Should those joining the ISIS be allowed to return to India? Should they be let off with counselling or should they be prosecuted for trying to join a banned terror outfit? 144 more words

Vicky Nanjappa

Barack Obama's Russia talk was avoidable

The lengthy talk by President of the United States of America on Russia and Ukraine did take India by surprise, but many would chose to ignore it since it was a specific by an American journalist that was being answered. 40 more words

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