Firstpost Editor's Picks: Restrictions in Kashmir, 'War And Peace' controversy, Taylor Swift's 'Lover' album review; today's must-read stories
Editor's Picks: Restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir, 'approved reading; for the patriotic Indian, US Open 2019; today's must-read stories.
The dystopian reality of Kashmir — which was becoming the stage for a protracted battle between Pakistan’s “non-state actors” and “Islamist Caliphate warriors” (remember Burhan Wani, the
Hizbul Mujahideen commander who wanted to set up a Caliphate, not azaadi from India) — needed to be challenged and changed.
The Bombay High Court, hearing a bail plea for activist Vernon Gonsalves who was arrested for his alleged links to Maoists, has found that the documents seized by the police includes an incriminating piece of literature about a war. The name of the book, according to multiple reports, is War and Peace, a book usually associated with a suspicious-sounding Russian author named Leo Tolstoy.
A farmers’ organisation has been arguing that the country doesn’t need more land laws but a restoration of the fundamental right to property. Does the argument hold water 41 years after the right was diluted?
With a little help from Antonoff, Lover sees some evolution in her sound, just not her lyrical content. This makes little to no difference to her fans, who will devour every piece of music she creates, and call it a masterpiece. The album is at best a 5/10 experience.
Facing pressure points — down 0-3 in the second set, and an impressive fight from the experience of Venus Williams, it was Svitolina who simply waited for Williams to falter
This is the first visit by the home minister to the Union Territory after its special status was scrapped on 5 August 2019
Four accused people Waseem Ahmad Sofi, Tariq Ahmad Dar, Bilal Ahmad Mir alias Bilal Fafu and Tariq Ahmad Bafanda, all residents of Srinagar were arrested during the searches carried out in Srinagar, Pulwama and Shopian
Traditionally, the president participates in Dussehra celebrations in the National Capital