अशांति, विभ्रम और संशयग्रस्तता की स्थिति में किसी भी भाषा के साहित्य में उद्वेलन, विक्षोभ, चिन्ताकुलता और आक्रोश के स्वर अनायास ही परिलक्षित होते हैं। कश्मीरी के ‘विस्थापन साहित्य’ में भी कुछ इसी तरह का परिदृश्य नजर आता है।

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Fathers need to be more friendly towards their children more so when they attain the age of sixteen, famous Indian teacher-turned politician Chanakya, (4th Century BC) known for his diplomacy and knowledge on worldly affairs, is attributed to have said.

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The holy month of Ramadan/Ramzan is underway and will eventually conclude with the festivity of Eid. The entire month carries the message of service to mankind. More precisely the message is: let the hearts be filled with love, souls with compassion and minds with wisdom.

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The picture above is the picture that launched a thousand ships for the elements who shouted their intention of fighting till the vivisection of the Indian state (Bharat tere tukde honge, etc) from the very heart of Bharat, from the campus of the elite Jawaharlal Nehru University, fully residential and fully funded by public money. It is famous for mass producing intellectuals.

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The groundswell of support for the BJP was unmistakable in the state elections held in February, 2017 that secured 325 of the total 403 seats in the U.P. Vidhan Sabha. In the neighboring Uttarakhand, the BJP captured an astounding 57 of the 70 assembly constituencies. This phenomenon could certainly be read as an extension of the support the BJP enjoyed during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls when it bagged 73 of 80 seats in U.P.

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BJP is attributing the recent assembly elections victory to voters transcending the lines of caste and religion and voting for the agenda of development. But is it so simplistic? Can Indian voters ever rise above caste and religion? In the current scenario, it seems a bit far-fetched. Development is sure a catchy word these days and yes, a good perception has been created by the Modi government, even though work on the ground may not match the rhetoric.

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I have personal recollections of Shri Syed Shahabuddin (SS) who passed away on 4 March 2017. As a curious M.Phil. student of International Studies on the JNU (New Delhi) campus, I had a few occasions to engage with him. The year was 1979; the Janata Party was basking in the glory of its victory in 1977; Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the foreign minister and had reportedly persuaded SS to give up his lucrative Foreign Service for politics.

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On October 3, 2013, a special CBI court verdict, after 17 years of protracted legal procedures, slapped Lalu Yadav with a five-year jail sentence and a hefty fine of Rs. 25 lakhs. The CBI Judge Pravas Kumar Singh had also pronounced the quantum of sentence for 37 of the 45 convicts in what was known as the Animal Husbandry Department (fodder scam) that amounted to Rs. 930 crore.

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