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Understanding who lit the flames of ‘Agnipath, and why

KAVYA DUBEY It is an indescribably inspiring feeling to see a 'fauji' on the move - clad in his camouflage uniform at a railway platform...

What should India learn from the China-US shadow missile war?

ATUL ANEJA New Delhi, June 24: On June 19, China and the United States engaged in two very different missile launches. But both were meant...

The bipartisan new gun deal is historic, but falls short of Biden’s wish-list

ASHOK NILAKANTAN New York, June 23 (IANS) The Senate's bipartisan new gun law drafted by 20 senators led by John Cornyn, Republican from Texas, often...

The world must acknowledge equality of all religions

D.C. PATHAK India, the world's largest democracy, continues to be run on a Constitution that has secularism built into its framework by way of 'one...

As Agnipath fire singes India, some questions for our politicians

DEEPIKA BHAN Agnipath -- whenever one comes across this word, one is reminded of the 1990 Amitabh Bachchan film, 'Agneepath', which was also the title...

Rude awakening: Sanjay Dutt case exposed the depth of Bollywood’s mafia ties

VISHNU MAKHIJANI New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Tasked with getting to the bottom of the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts that claimed 257 lives and...

It’s important to set a precedent in acting against religious offenders

KAVYA DUBEY As Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal were made to relinquish their BJP posts due to their comments that amount to offending socio-religious sentiments,...

The return of guns and goons

VINOD MIRANI 'Or else...' was the proverbial threat that put the fear of God in any person. Hindi films translated it to 'Warna...', a phrase...

Gun Culture in America: Greed and Violence, a Double-Barreled Enemy

If I die in a school shooting, drop my body at the NRA… (A placard in one of the Marches Against Gun Violence in...

Punjab in the grind of a superficial Khalistan

KAVYA DUBEY When Khalistan flags were found fastened at the entrance of Himachal Pradesh Assembly complex in Dharamshala earlier in May, the state police promptly...