Xiaomi’s Android One powered Mi A3 launches in India

Xiaomi India launched its much-awaited Mi A3 smartphone in India starting at Rs 12,999. The company dubs the latest handset as the “world’s highest resolution camera setup”. Like every Mi A series smartphone by Xiaomi, Mi A3 is also a part of the Android One programme, which means the phone is running clean and stock … Read moreXiaomi’s Android One powered Mi A3 launches in India

India’s internal conflicts are bleeding it out

The reality is that all occupying armies, with armed men living far from home, and amid hostile populations, behave in the same way. In the last 20 years, India has lost three times as many of its armed forces personnel in internal conflict as it did in the 1962 war against China. Six times as … Read moreIndia’s internal conflicts are bleeding it out

Dilli Ka Babu: No more pay panels?

The panel suggested that the pay matrix can be reviewed periodically without waiting for 10 years for another pay commission’s recommendations. The Modi sarkar, it appears, is debating not to form any pay commission for increasing salaries and allowances of Central government employees in the future. Apparently, this proposal has been placed before finance minister … Read moreDilli Ka Babu: No more pay panels?

Call all-party meeting on J&K, free arrested netas

It is also important that all the Kashmiri politicians arrested after the change in J&K’s status must be set free without delay. After the abrogation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and the state’s bifurcation as well as its downgrade to a Union territory, the Kashmir Valley has been placed under a veritable … Read moreCall all-party meeting on J&K, free arrested netas

Real challenge in J&K when lockdown is eased

The realists in Pakistan understand and fully recognise that any territory of J&K in India’s control cannot be secured by Pakistan by force. With the passage of time and Kashmir under restrictions of different kinds, a lot of people outside it are getting restive. When no news is received from an area which frequently triggers … Read moreReal challenge in J&K when lockdown is eased

Give Pehlu true justice

The statistics of cow vigilantism leading to lynching show how big a problem it has become. The nation is aghast over an Alwar court acquitting all the six accused in the Pehlu Khan lynching case. A miscarriage of justice is obvious when evidence was available of the mob attacking Pehlu and his sons on the … Read moreGive Pehlu true justice

As democracy and Kashmir dynasties are hurled out, is there a safety net?

Pakistan used to describe Kashmir as the “unfinished business of Partition”. There are instances in V.P. Menon’s Integration of Princely States where individual princes broke down while signing the instrument of accession. Some of those images came alive when I saw Farooq Abdullah crying himself to a hiccup. Was he weeping at the loss of … Read moreAs democracy and Kashmir dynasties are hurled out, is there a safety net?