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Ballot in India – a platter-full of lies
Arshad Malik
India is hot these days, with mercury jumping degrees with every passing day and the heat of the ongoing elections further firing up the emotional thermodynamics of the nation. In India, like elsewhere in democracies, “election” or the exercise of the right to vote is the highest and most extensive form of civilizational discourse that majorly alters the contours of the nation society. But over the decades, long since India gained independence from the British, elections in this country have attained the character of a gambit, where the initiative of the common man – the citizenry – to exercise the ballot power least attributes to the whole process of electing the so-called “representatives of the masses”. Nowadays, it is more about personal vendettas of political parties who have locked horns over power and less about the pure practice of electing a representative government to power.

Birth pangs
In a civil society that has an extraordinarily high sense of ethnic, class and nationality issues,
Women in cross fire
In a seminar on Women’s day at Gandhi Bhawan in Kashmir University, I got the opportunity to examine the problems of the women from the perspective of patriarchy and gender bias as built in the idea of nation when some women activists working at grassroots level shared their experiences in the one day seminar.

Aid its prevention
Much has been written on AIDS as a disease; its life threatening nature, its transmission and its spread.
India’s choices

Whole of Sinai Peninsula was occupied by Israel and all of Soviet made armor and hardware rendered useless. Egypt retaliated…

Honouring post date

Dr Sheikh Showkat Hussain Legally Aligarh Muslin University is supposed to work for advancement of educational and cultural needs of…

Renegade Politics

Kashmir’s uneasy relationship with the New Delhi has many dimensions. Principal among these are constitutional, political and economic. But the…

Idiom of ethnicity

Kashmir has subsumed life in Kashmir. The problem is bigger than the prospect; political positions on the issue have become…

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