The solution to the Kashmir problem does not lie in India speaking to Pakistan; it does not lie in the Indian government speaking to the separatists; it lies in the Kashmiris talking to their inner selves. They need to trace their history to include their rich cultural heritage of Hindu Saivism and Sufi mysticism. Only then will Kashmiris be at peace with themselves, says Vivek Gumaste. The currents of history do not coalesce together logically or flow smoothly. They pursue an erratic ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
A supporter of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, a separatist political leader, shouts slogans atop a police vehicle during a protest in Srinagar, on Wednesday. Reuters The devious strategy is to imbue a waning separatist movement with a larger than life ...Sunday Guardian Live, 2 months ago
'This was undoubtedly a premeditated strategy to thwart India's entry into the NSG.''If India hopes to be a major player, it must use its rising clout on the world stage to influence amenable members of the group to alter such discriminatory practices and ensure fair rules of engagement,' says Vivek Gumaste. Despite diplomatic legalese and sanctimonious overtures to high sounding principles, it was undeniably a rank hatchet job; a Machiavellian conspiracy to the hilt; a scheming gameplan ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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