At 80, he has been as much a witness to Jammu and Kashmir’s turbulent history as he has been its victim. He lived through the horrific 1990s when around 40,000 Pandit families were driven out of the Valley. Dhar’s family was forced to move to Delhi. When his mother fell ill and wanted to return, the home ministry, after much convincing, finally said they could visit their house but under changed names. However, as soon as they landed, everyone recognised them and their Muslims friends ensured they felt safe.
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WHERE INDIA ISN'T SHINING
Rahul Raina’s fictional ride into Delhi’s underbelly doesn’t always live up to its momentum or promise
HOW TO BUILD A FAMILY HOME
In Dayanita Singh’s photographs of B.V. Doshi and the homes he has designed, architecture is brought alive by a touch both human and humane
BLOOD IN THE SAMBHAR
Nirupama Subramanian tells the story of the life and crimes of dosa king P. Rajgopal
SUKHBIR'S COMEBACK QUEST
On September 3, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal suspended his statewide tour, ‘Gall Punjab Di (conversations about Punjab)’, in which he meant to cover about a hundred of the state’s 117 assembly seats.
The change of guard at the top had two primary objectives: winning over the Patidars and tackling disaffection in the BJP ranks. Can new chief minister Bhupendra Patel keep the BJP’s ranks together until the election in 2022?
“WE HAVE FOCUSED ON BRINGING CHANGE ON THE GROUND”
The Covid pandemic did not spare Himachal Pradesh. Tourism in the state was hit hard, but the apple economy mitigated some of the damage. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, 56, spoke to Group Editorial Director Raj Chengappa and Senior Editor Anilesh S. Mahajan on the impressive progress his government has made in vaccinating its citizens and sounds confident that tourism and other state industries will soon be running at full steam. Excerpts:
THE DEFENCE MINISTRY’S AMBITIOUS PLAN FOR A SECOND PRODUCTION LINE TO BUILD SUBMARINES, FIGHTER JETS, BATTLE TANKS AND HELICOPTERS STUTTERS IN THE SLOW LANE
DIDI MEANS BUSINESS
It took more than a decade and three back-to-back assembly wins for the Mamata Banerjee government to roll out the red carpet again for the Tatas. Mamata came to power on the back of a farmers’ movement in Nandigram-Singur against the land acquisition for the Tata Nano factory (2006-08), and it hasn’t been easy for her government to shed the anti-industry image it acquired in the bargain.
BIG BROTHER'S SHADOW
AN UPBEAT BJP HAS AN ‘ATMANIRBHAR’ PLAN FOR THE 2025 BIHAR ASSEMBLY POLL. THE TWO CURRENT DEPUTY CHIEF MINISTERS ARE SETTING THE STAGE FOR THIS
ADDED BENEFITS, HIDDEN COSTS?
MAKING FORTIFIED RICE A NATIONAL STANDARD IS A WELL-INTENTIONED MOVE, BUT EXPERTS WARN OF THE RISKS OF OVERDOSING ON MICRONUTRIENTS
Where History Intersects With Myth
ASHWIN SANGHI is an Indian author in the intersecting genre of mythology, fiction and thriller. Here he is interviewed by RUDY SINGH at Kanha Shanti Vanam about his formative influences, what brought him to writing, and the gray area intersecting mythology and history. In Part 2, the conversation will also move to his own work and in particular his latest books.
What It Takes To Sell Indian Saffron!
The saffron of Kashmir has long been considered the world’s finest, but drought is threatening the livelihood and traditions of its farming families.
तुर्की ने कश्मीर मामले पर फिर उगला जहर
भारत ने साइप्रस का मामला उछालकर दिया करारा जवाब
कश्मीर में कैसर मुनाफा और मजबूरियां
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कश्मीर मुद्दा उठाने पर भारत ने आलोचना की
भारत ने संयुक्त राष्ट्र मानवाधिकार परिषद (यूएनएचआरसी) में कश्मीर मुद्दा उठाने पर पाकिस्तान और इस्लामिक सहयोग संगठन (ओआईसी) की बुधवार को आलोचना करते हुए कहा कि ओआईसी ने लाचार होकर खुद पर पाकिस्तान को हावी हो जाने दिया।
कश्मीरी पंडितों को हर संभव मदद देंगे: राहुल
कांग्रेस नेता का आरोप, जम्मू कश्मीर की मिली-जुली संस्कृति को खत्म करने की कोशिश में है भाजपा
श्रीनगर में दिनदहाड़े पुलिसकर्मी की हत्या
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Union ministers to visit J&K in govt's outreach programme
200+ MPs Have Visited Ladakh, J&K Recently
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BJP, Cong kick off election campaign in U'khand
THE two main political parties of Uttarakhand—Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party kicked off their election campaign on Friday.