Say what you like about me because I really don't care but you'll have to go over me to disrespect my colleagues' sacrifices.
I dont grudge Mehbooba her newfound liberalism and ultra-nationalism. Also, I understand her compulsion as an ally of the BJP to equate Islam with terror.
Finally, it has come to pass and Ms. Mehbooba Mufti has been elected the leader of the People's Democratic Party Legislative Party.
Before I get to the part about things that go bump in the night, let me start by how I came across the "ghoulies and ghosties".
"The people of the state cannot be expected to wait for you to make up your mind."
I've been holding off on writing this piece for more than 36 hours now. I didn't feel it would be appropriate to sit down and analyse the fallout of an attack that was still being responded to by our security forces. It's been a long 60 hours since news of the attack first came in.
What India-Pakistan relationship needs is a sustained dialogue, with small steps taken to achieve concrete results that can all add up to build confidence in the process, a process that must ultimately resolve the Kashmir issue.
I'm disappointed that I was right about what the Modi government's tough stand on the Hurriyat meant for the future of any India-Pakistan dialogue. I had argued (when the Foreign Secretary level talks were called off over a Pakistani invitation to the Hurriyat in 2014) that to make Pakistan-Hurriyat engagement the reason for calling off official government talks was s...
Being the leader of a party recently voted in to opposition, I find myself asking to what extent do these tactics of disruption impress our voters?
The story of Indo-Pak engagement is replete with the names of places - Shimla & Tashkent, Agra and Lahore spring to mind immediately. To this list of destinations, we now add another - Ufa
For the last few days, mainstream media and social media alike have been abuzz discussing the hitherto unacknowledged aspects of the role of India intelligence agencies in Kashmir.
Now that we are done falling over each other to congratulate the Aam Admi Party and showering them with largely-deserved laurels, we can perhaps spend some time to analyse what the AAP phenomenon means for politics in India.