By Brigadier Vinod Dutta In the past few days, following the Indo-China face-off in the Galwan River Valley, several TV channels approached me for my views on these developments as I have […]
Understand, Don’t Stoke, The Rage
The world is in turmoil right now. In poltics, the media, even civil society, there are calls for people to “take sides” and “take action.” But what action? And which “side”? I […]
The Police Do What They Do Because
“Please don’t cry, Ma’am,” said the white policeman to my mother, a brown woman. “These things happen all the time.” The year was 1980. The place was Alexandria, a suburban town in […]
So when the same editor sheds tears for the injustice meted out to the migrant labourers, one’s thoughts drift from ants to crocodiles.
Our middleclass hearts are bleeding. Most of us are outdoing each other in trying to express our shock at what is happening to the poor people of our country. We have all […]
Petals and Potshots in the “Pandemic Peace”
Anuj Sood was a bright student. He was brought home wrapped in the Indian national flag, a fallen soldier. He was cremated on Tuesday. His soldier-father, a retired Brigadier General of the […]
Covid-19: Yet Another Cue to Reassess How We Relate to Nature?
“Don’t worry, Auntie” the young man said, chuckling. He was standing in the kitchen clearing soot from pipes in the chimney, as part of the annual maintenance service provided by the home […]
“Despite Persecution And Exile” Displaced Kashmiri Pandit Is “Unable To Gloat” Over Recent Events
There are many divergent views in the current debate about Kashmir and the end of its Special Status under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution. Cuckoo News does not endorse any particular […]
Government of India revokes “special status” of Kashmir
In a historic move, the Indian government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has revoked Article 370 of the Constitution which accorded special status to Kashmir. After receiving the endorsement […]