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In Kashmir, internet shutdown following Article 370 abrogation rekindles reading culture
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In Kashmir, internet shutdown following Article 370 abrogation rekindles reading culture

More than four months long internet shutdown in Kashmir, imposed since 5 August, while wrecking the IT industry and other internet-dependent businesses, is bringing people closer to the print medium, resulting in the increased sales of books, newspapers, and magazines from bookstores and news agencies.

Constitution of India is only as good as those executing it; Executive clings to letter more than spirit of document
India

Constitution of India is only as good as those executing it; Executive clings to letter more than spirit of document

To name two instances, the Indian Constitution has been weaponized since the 1950s against Kashmiris, as AG Noorani shows us over several volumes, and against Dalits

Won't give proof on JeM's involvement in Pulwama to Pakistan, but will unmask Islamabad's role in terror: Senior govt official
India

Won't give proof on JeM's involvement in Pulwama to Pakistan, but will unmask Islamabad's role in terror: Senior govt official

The official was sharing the views within the government, which is not at all in favour of giving any evidence to Pakistan considering the past experience when despite giving multiple dossiers on the involvement of Pakistan-based elements in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks and terror strike in Pathankot airbase, Islamabad did nothing to punish the perpetrators.

'After Pulwama, can't be business as usual': Defence experts demand policy changes, accountability, modernisation of armoury
India

'After Pulwama, can't be business as usual': Defence experts demand policy changes, accountability, modernisation of armoury

Post Pulwama, the question that security experts are asking is who should be held accountable for both policy and intelligence failures in Kashmir.

On Nationalism: Essential reading to understand India’s past as well as present
Life

On Nationalism: Essential reading to understand India’s past as well as present

On Nationalism, with essays by Romila Thapar, AG Noorani, Sadanand Menon, is a must-read book.

Emotions or opinions cannot be stifled by legislation: ‘On Nationalism’
India

Emotions or opinions cannot be stifled by legislation: ‘On Nationalism’

In this extract from his essay ‘Nationalism and its contemporary discontents in India’ lawyer and historian AG Noorani talks about the roots of sedition