Barely Enigmatic

The bus was cruising along and only stray reading cabin lights illuminated the cabin with discretion as the curtains were drawn for the night journey from Chandigarh to Delhi. It my maiden ride on a Super deluxe AC bus. After a brief halt at a wayside eatery the journey resumed […]

Vision: India 2050 AD

In just a little over three decades we would be in the year 2015 AD.   For our politicians in power and those wanting to get into power, it might sound like an year too far in posterity to be concerned about as, by then, most of them would be either […]

Jammu & Kashmir in Legal perspective

Whereas certain emotional, sentimental, cultural, ethnic and religious dimensions can be argued, this paper aims to examine the issue of (the Princely State) Jammu and Kashmir State from a purely legal perspective. The Princely State of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), created in 1846 under the Treaty of Amritsar signed between […]

The Exodus of Kashmiri Pandits

  The gathering of the storm September 14, 1989 was a sunny day when Pandit Tika Lal Taploo, President of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Kashmir Chapter and a lawyer by profession, came out of his home in Bhan Mohalla locality of Srinagar and headed to the High Court where he […]