We focus on Kashmir in the third part of our India Tomorrow podcast series: its history, the lives of its people, and the conflict over its future.
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This is a transcript of episode three of The Anthill podcast series India Tomorrow on Kashmir.
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Rahul Gandhi: India’s next prime minister?
India’s general election, held over six weeks in April and May, pits the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s Narendra Modi against a varied band of opponents, including Rahul Gandhi.
India’s airstrikes caused some damage inside Pakistan.
It started on February, 14 when a suicide attack killed more than 40 people in the Indian controlled part of Kashmir. Now, Pakistan and India's conflict over the disputed region is heating up again.
People shout anti-Indian slogans during a protest against India, in Karachi, Pakistan. March 3, 2019.
A nuclear exchange, which would unleash untold destruction on both countries' civilian populations, remains a possibility.
Indian soldiers arrive at the wreckage of an an Indian helicopter that crashed on the Indian side of Kashmir on Feb. 27, 2019.
AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan
India and Pakistan have been fighting for control over Kashmir, an 86,000-square-mile territory in the Himalayas, for seven decades. But the people of Kashmir have their own political goals too.
Protest in Peshawar, Pakistan. Pakistan accused India of ‘grave aggression’ and violation of the de-facto border between the two sides in the disputed Kashmir region.
India and Pakistan enter into a volatile situation after weeks of increasing tension.
Orakzai tribesmen on their way to fight in Kashmir, 1947.
Frank Leeson (with permission)
Claimed by both India and Pakistan ever since the British left, Kashmir is still caught in the crossfire.
Market street near the Golden Temple, Amritsar, Punjab. Ben Crowe/ERA Films
Shakespeare’s play offered me a chance to think about India's political and social issues from a literary and epic perspective.
Arundhati Roy, in 2010.
Author and activist Arundhati Roy proves once again that she is a passionate voice of dissent in a nation that's tilting towards authoritarianism.
Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) political party, addresses his supporters at a campaign rally in Lahore.
As Pakistan moves closer to an election next year, 2017 will be marked by a political campaign by Imran Khan and other opponents to bring the Nawaz government to a premature end. They will exploit allegations…
Kashmiri villagers shout slogans during a funeral of civilians, in Beerwah, north of Srinagar, August 2016.
`Militancy' in Kashmir has taken on significantly changed dimensions, described best not by the armed struggle of a few, but by the unarmed, highly discursive resistance over new spaces of protest.
Hindustani classical music played on a river boat in Banaras.
Are music bans in India and Pakistan an appropriation of art and performances by nationalist imperatives?
The Indian government risks a serious escalation of violence if the Pakistani government and militant groups in that country respond with even more attacks.
As the latest attack on an Indian army camp shows, India's shift in policy from strategic restraint to preemptive self-defence is a serious gamble.
A long-festering military and diplomatic sore has been dramatically reopened. Can it ever be healed?
Naseema Dar, right, a 40-year-old half-widow, sits next to her 14-year-old daughter and a photo of her husband.
What happens to mothers, wives and daughters left behind after conflict?
UTV Motion Pictures
A recent adaptation of Hamlet caused outrage in India, flagging up just how deep the rift between artistic culture and so called “Indian values” runs. When the trailer for Haider, Vishal Bhardwaj’s Kashmir-set…
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With Islamic State’s advance in Iraq and Syria gripping the world’s attention, al-Qaeda has been left on the sidelines. That all changed on September 4, as al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri released a 55-minute…
Narendra Modi won’t back away from border disputes with China if he wins the Indian election.
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Considering India’s aspirations to be a global power, foreign policy has played but a minor role in the current election campaign. The manifestos of the major parties also say little on the subject, so…