Danish Zahoor

Danish Zahoor is a J&K-based Political Commentator and Columnist. His areas of focus are Foreign Affairs, Diplomacy, National Security, Peace and Conflict studies.

How Kashmir Became the Obsession of a Generation

When Haider –– Vishal Bhardwaj's widely acclaimed adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet –– came out in 2014, I was struck by the brilliant yet obvious...

Why Tom Holland’s Dominion is a Must-Read

“The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggle”. Karl Marx’s profound outlook on human relations became the defining narrative...

Gandhi, Nietzsche and the Pragmatism of Morality

Turn the other cheek, was Gandhi’s call. One of the abhorrently controversial pieces of advice to carry out politics during the tumult of the...

What’s Driving the Iranian Revolts and What it Means for Kashmir

While the current global atmosphere seems quite bleak for American-style liberal democracy, the anti-Hijab movement in Iran is a surprising pushback out of the...

Is AI-backed Social Media Fuelling Polarisation?

Celebrated political philosopher John Stuart Mill in his highly acclaimed essay ‘On Liberty’ suggests that no dogma or doctrine must be allowed to suppress...

Indian Nationalism and the Anxieties of Dual Loyalty

As nationalism grew in force and fervour throughout modern Europe, so did the sentiment of anti-semitism across its various nations. One of the main...

Free-Market Global Economy and India’s Socialist Reluctance

It was Prime Minister Modi’s slogan of “Minimum Government and Maximum Governance” that got the Indian business community excited in the early years of...

Poisoned Springs: Afghan Opium and South Asia’s Looming Crisis

Afghanistan has been a nation in turmoil for over 40 years, beginning from the Soviet invasion in 1979. Power kept changing hands as a...

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