Masud Choudhary personified Gujjar pride in J&K

Senior journalist and author David Devadas writes late Masud Choudhary was an inspiration to two generations of Gujjars, and many others, in the Jammu, Samba, Rajouri, and Poonch regions.

Is Islamic exceptionalism a reality Indians need to keep in mind?

Is the American/Indian press downplaying the seditious threat of homegrown Islamist radicalism and the influence of Islamists' propaganda arm on their/our governmental policies?

FIFA and virtue signalling 

Oxford (Google search) defines ‘virtue-signalling’ as: The public expression of opinions or sentiments intended to demonstrate one’s good character or social conscience or the moral correctness or one’s position on a particular issue. Cambridge simplifies it further: An attempt to show other people that you are a good person. After 70 years of worldwide self-esteem

All is not well on the Western Front

In an article  The New Indian published a few months back, I had shared updates on how the Western media had launched their offensive against President Zelensky; how they thought he was a corrupt man responsible not only for money laundering and making a fortune for himself in the process, but how he was also partially

Abdullah and Maharaja both created problems for J&K’s future

Union law minister Kiren Rijiju recently suggested that Maharaja Hari Singh was willing to accede the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir to India in the summer of 1947, but then prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru was unresponsive, since he wanted Sheikh Abdullah to have a leading role. It is true that Nehru gave primacy to