Rekindle Kashmir’s lost and real connect – The Hindu

It was on August 5, 1965 that two Kashmiri Gujjars helped to thwart one of Pakistan’s most devious conspiracies in the Valley. At Darra Kassi, near Gulmarg, Mohammed Din, and Wazir Mohammed at Galuthi in the Mendhar sector, reported the Pakistani infiltration (to, respectively, the Thana at Tangmarg and the headquarters of the infantry brigade at Poonch) that was intended to spark an uprising in Kashmir, as part of its insidious ‘Operation Gibraltar’ relying on a ready-to-rebel fifth column within the Valley.

DHARMA in Foreign Policy-Insights from Mahabharata

In 1991, close to his death, Bimal Krishna Matilal, the Spalding Professor of Eastern Religions and Ethics at All Souls College, Oxford, wrote one of his final pieces: a brilliant polemical essay, ‘Krsna: In Defense of a Devious Divinity’. Brought to my attention by his favourite student, the JNU’s Heeraman Tiwari, the article challenged the western view of the apparently less-than-godly conduct of Krishna before and during the war on the battlefield of Kurukshetra…



US Election 2020: How and why Donald Trump vs Joe Biden affects the world


Oct 25, 2020

How do the two candidates for the White House see the world and the issues of shared global concern — and how do other countries of the world see the US under Trump? How should the rivalry between China and America in various spheres be understood? This is Part 2 of a three-part weekly series on the US Presidential election.



Prof Mattoo at Oxford


March 16, 2015

Prof Mattoo delivered an address titled ‘The Intellectual Legacy of Martin Ceadel’ at Oxford University recently. Below is an…



Kashmir is a tinderbox


June 25, 2012

Professor Amitabh Mattoo is a known academic and his engagement with Kashmir conflict is open and established…