The separatist, Islamist movement in Kashmir today finds its dreams of either merging with Pakistan or full "azadi" in tatters. “Kashmir kabhi nahin banega Pakistan”, is the refrain of most conversations in private.
And what is interesting is the fact that the brothers - Kuldip is the chairman and Gurbachan the vice chairman - do not hold any executive position in their company that is - very surprisingly - based in Delhi but headquartered in Kolkata, a city not many associate with business.
The takeover of the Congress party by Sonia Gandhi or her future installation of Priyanka Gandhi does not address the basic issue that the party has lost touch with the masses. But then who will bell the cat in a family enterprise.
Rehman’s well-crafted book, Bulletproof: A Journalist’s Notebook on Reporting Conflict (Penguin Random House India) is on my table and I fully understand the vagaries of reporting in a difficult terrain that stays away from the radar of the so-called mainstream media.
There has been much celebration among the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) partners of the Narendra Modi government at the record legislative business that it was able to push through in the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha.
If there is a convention which RBI Governor and MPC (Monetary Policy Committee) needs to challenge is the convention of incrementalism.
5th August 2019 will go down in the annals of posterity as an epoch making day, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah creating history and re-organising the map of India, by revoking Article 370 and Article 35-A.
Global manufacturing and trade are experiencing a sharp slowdown. The risk being contemplated is whether this starts percolating into services.
Penguin India’s book on India’s Sporting Transformation (there is a two-letter word attached to the title: GO) is an attempt to remind India and Indians why they need to push their sporting talent.