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Kashmir and Article 370: Part Three

In the last two posts, we understood the technical aspects of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019. To repeat for the benefit of those who landed here directly, this is the third part of the three-part series on the...

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Kashmir and Article 370: Part Two

This is the second part of the three-part series on the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019. If you came here directly, this post alone will not do justice to the situation. Go back and read Part One. Reading the...

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Kashmir and Article 370: Part One

We heard a lot of noise throughout the last week over the abrogation of Article 370 (and subsequently, Article 35A). Everyone kept saying: Article 370 is “no longer valid” in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Why, Jammu and Kashmir was no more...

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My Granny and Burma

On a regular visit to my grandmother’s house in Chennai, we would hear one or the other episode of their exodus from Burma (now Myanmar). And some of these stories, we would lip-sync with her, to mock her. She would...

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Are Government Freebies Bad

Ever since the word, “Socialist”, got added to the Preamble of our constitution—or perhaps much before that—political parties, in their manifestos, have continued to promise freebies to us citizens. This is so common, that we now take the freebies and...