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It's not enough to say the govt has failed. We are witness...

A man carrying wood walks past the funeral pyres of those who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), during a mass cremation,...

The metaphysics of India’s colonial project in Kashmir

The juridical apparatus of the Indian state is built to criminalise Kashmiri resistance and normalise their oppression. One of the oft...

Is America’s longest forever war really coming to an end?

‘Biden will have to stand fast to the rigorous logic he employed last week, putting long-term consequences ahead of immediate f...

India: From the Kumbh to Ramzan, contrasting court orders...

The second wave of COVID in India has coincided, rather inauspiciously, with the holy month of Ramzan as well as the Haridwar Kumbh Mel...

What did 20 years of western intervention in Afghanistan a...

The longest, most pointless and unsuccessful war that Britain has fought in the past 70 years – its intervention in Afghanistan &...

Failed state: Myanmar collapses into chaos

By one count, over 700 citizens have been killed in Myanmar since the Feb. 1 coup. But the international community remains paralyzed,...

Myanmar has never been a nation. Could it become one now?

Since February 1, when the Myanmar military carried out a coup against the country’s civilian government, protests, strikes and o...

‘For anything and everything’: UAPA cases are rising in Ka...

On the morning of February 5, a grieving father led a protest march through a village in Kashmir’s Pulwama district, asking for h...

Facing up to Myanmar realities

The military, or Tatmadaw, has always played a central role in the Myanmar polity.PHOTO: AFP Myanmar (then called Burma) became in...

Democracy not a system dependent on the will of the rulers

Democracy faces a crisis the world over and the issue is being discussed far and wide. The 2021 annual report of Freedom House says tha...

From liberalism to secularism, the battle for Bengal has j...

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during a rally ahead of West Bengal Assembly polls 2021, at Bolpur in Birbhum district of...

Chilly 'reset' in Alaska sets Asia on uncertain course

Mr Yang Jiechi (left) and Mr Antony Blinken (right) at the opening session of US-China talks.PHOTO: REUTERS A week is a long t...

Asean has options to tackle Myanmar’s crisis. Now can it m...

Police officers aim guns towards people in nearby apartments as they stand off with anti-coup protesters in Yangon, Myanmar. Photo: A...

Retired Lt Gen says Indian Army was involved in Sikh Massa...

Lt Gen KS Gill (L) with Journalist Jasneet Singh:  In 2017, Retd Lt Gen KS Gill, who was part of the investigation, in an i...

Chittisinghpora massacre, lone survivor recounts night tha...

The Bullet marks are preserved at the second spot where 17 Sikhs were killed in the Chittisinghpora massacre. Image courtesy: Aamir A...

Amid Myanmar’s post-coup crisis, armed rebellion brews

The military's increasingly violent response to the anti-coup protests across Myanmar is increasing instability particularly in long...

'Music is my life': ban on schoolgirls singing in Afghanis...

Maram Abdallah, 18, a pianist, said she has had to fight her family’s conservative attitudes to be able to play music. Photogra...

Afghans dread the ‘danger hours’ as fragile gains of 20 ye...

The scene of a bomb in Lashkar Gah yesterday targeting a senior security official. Three people were killed. Photograph: Watan Yar/EP...

Delhi Muslims fear they will never see justice for religio...

Muslims offer Friday prayers at a mosque in Mustafabad, Delhi, two days after last year’s riots. Photograph: Xavier Galiana/AFP...

In Kashmir, fear of the pheran returns in full force

Photo: Kandukuru Nagarjun/Flickr (CC BY 2.0) Civilians wearing pherans – the long robe traditionally worn in Kashmir in wint...

India’s democratic exceptionalism is now withering away. T...

A woman selling the Indian Flag in Chandigarh. (Express photo by Kamleshwar Singh) “Since the end of the Cold War, most demo...