Of goose-stepping and goose-pimples

Boom, boom, boom-boom-boom. SAAAV-DHAN!!! Boom, boom, rattle-rattle-rattle, VISSSSH-RAAM!

Padma Rao Sundarji

The Europeans don’t do it, neither do the Japanese.  Even the Americans are wary of goose-stepping past their citizens every year.  We may be one of two new Asian kids on the block of superpowers, but our love for Soviet-style military parades, unimaginative floats and flatulent commentary More


I recalled my own maiden visit to the Republic day parade

Ajaz A. Baba

Say what you will 26th January, the Republic Day that is, is a day to celebrate. In these busy times it provides a rare opportunity for a sit-in at home and since you can’t venture too far from your homes it oftentimes leads to that even rarer pastime, a get-together between neighbours. A get-together More

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But spare us your historic interventions; Neem Akhtar petitions Omar Abdullah


Militancy apart from other huge fallout caused a deep impact on the folklore of Kashmir that has an unrivalled ability to laugh at itself. Apart from the entire range of new terms that found 'state subject status' in Kashmiri language like the Miltan, crackdon, baanker, soyath, titchh, kaak, naabdi More

  • Kashmir

CBMs, trans LoC trade aimed at maintaining status-quo: Salahuddin


Islamabad, Jan 26: The Chairman of United Jihad Council and the supreme commander of Hizbul Mujahideen Syed Salahuddin on Saturday said India on the pretext of Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) and trans More

  • Srinagar City

Notorious narcotic dealer arrested at Nowhatta


Srinagar, Jan 26: Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested a notorious narcotic dealer at Malkah Nowhatta in Shaher-e-Khaas. Superintendent of north City Tahir Saleem Khan said Nowhatta police More

  • Jammu

RDD refutes allegations


Jammu, Jan 26: The official spokesperson of the Rural Development Department on Saturday refuted the contents of the news item regarding the implementation of MGNREGA in the state terming it as a fabric More

  • South Asia

Pak PM greets India on R-Day;pitches for friendly ties


Islamabad, Jan 26: Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has reiterated his commitment to work closely with his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh for "friendly and cooperative relations" and to settle More

  • World

US defends court verdict on Headley


Washington, Jan 26: Terming the sentencing David Headley as a "positive example" of Indo-US counter-terrorism cooperation, US virtually ruled out his extradition and defended the verdict saying justice More

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