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A museum and a mystic revive Sopore

Once described as the “chhota” (little) London for its prosperity, Sopore — encased by apple orchards — was virtually destroyed during the last two decades. Today, this town is regaining...

Blue is the colour of hope in Kashmir

If the colour of the holy spring at Kheer Bhawani at Tul Mul village in Kashmir’s Ganderbal district is good evidence, Kashmir may be on the cusp of a new beginning.As thousands of devotees gathered at the annual...

The new entente with the U.S

Robert Blackwill, former Ambassador of the United States and Harvard academic, used to often recount at his dinner round-tables in New Delhi’s Roosevelt House an intriguing story about how he was persuaded to take...

Australia and India have never been closer

When Narendra Modi arrives in Melbourne on November 18, he will be the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the city for a bilateral visit, since Indira Gandhi was hosted by John Gorton in May 1968. Unlike...

Cry, my beloved Srinagar

My beloved Srinagar, the only city I have ever called home, has gone. The city of wealth and prosperity drowned by the worst floods in its history. I was there when our home was violated...

The discovery of Australia

With PM Tony Abbott’s visit to India, the bilateral relationship is starting to mature After six decades characterized by misperception, lack of trust, neglect, missed opportunities and even hostility, a new chapter in India’s relations with Australia has well...

The new promise of India-Australia relations

As the Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, visits India for the first standalone bilateral visit (on 4th and 5th September), hosted by the new Bharatiya Janata Party led Narendra Modi government, it is becoming obvious that the relationship between...

A doctrine of economic levers, soft power

Power is the ability to influence the behaviour of others. In international relations, as the Harvard academic, Joseph Nye, reminds us, power can be exercised in three ways: by threatening or actually using military force, by offering economic incentives...