The 12 months that brought pain, death, trauma, a dash of gold, more of aatmanirbharta and more exhaustion.

Bang! On revered hope, 2021 was rung with gusto after a gruelling, exhaustive, apprehensive 2020.

In vaccines came the cheer; developed, tested, and rolled out amidst a sigh of relief all around…

Roshan Lal Sharma, father in law, who has been living in Srinagar all through his…

It is always an experience to be in Kashmir. For within the unrequited beauty, the sense of belongingness, even when being at home, feels alienated. A step out of home, from the protected surrounding, the confinement of the big ‘black gate’ of the colony, the sense of non-belongingness within the…

Bodies buried along the banks of Rive Ganga at Sangam, in Prayagraj (Allahabad) Photo: Amar…

The man who came riding on the super wave of HOPE today has become a liability to the nation and its people.

We worship dates. They hold meanings for they are filled with aesthetics. We are grateful for dates. They give us an excuse for celebration, for indulgence. We also…

How the night that was anticipated to be a night of mayhem, chaos and probably violent got the spirit of the farmers movement back.

The noise had died. The fervour fizzled out. The farmer protesting site at Ghazipur border, otherwise bustling with sentiments, activities and zest on the night of…

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks from the grounds of Ram Temple in Ayodhya on August…

Arguers are arguing that August 5th of New India is as much of relevance and important for history books as 15th August and 26th January. But does August 5th have in it the same dynamic significance and majestic sweep of August 15th and January 26th?

Makers of history need an…

Peace, despite enjoying the luxury of freedom, remains evasive for the state is still treated as Hindustan ka zaamtur (son in law)

Deserted Lal Chowk on the first anniversary of Abrogation of Article 370 in Srinagar

To define Kashmir has always been an issue, as such to solve Kashmir continues to be perennial. A year ago, however, a bold effort was made with the…

Shruti Vyas

Journalist in Delhi. Writing about Indian politics, international affairs, societal musings. No mincing. No self censorship. “It is what it is”

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