1. What’s the story?
In news that surprises no one, Pakistan is unhappy with India. Since India’s decision to revoke Article 370 from Kashmir last month, there has been a marked increase in tension between the neighbouring nations. And now, Pakistan has moved to the International Court of Justice in search of a resolution.
2. Where else should I be looking at?
Kashmir, that’s where. Things in the Valley are still tense, and schools – though open — remain deserted. Meanwhile, common people from across the nation have stepped up to help. Here is how a Delhi software engineer helped 32 Kashmiri girls return home safely.
3. What more?
Congress’ woes seem to be never-ending. After a resounding defeat in the last Lok Sabha polls and with hoards of members changing alliances, the road ahead seems to be tough. Historically, though, Congress’ inability to accommodate “assertive satraaps” have come back to haunt them later. Here are four types of rebellion the party has faced, explained with 7 charts – beginning with the latest rebel – former Haryana Chief Minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
4. Anything else?
Andhra Pradesh’s remote village of Uppuluru is a curious case on social harmony. Ten generations of Dalit priests have lived and flourished there, despite repeated opposition from upper caste men.
5. Is that all?
Uighurs, the persecuted Muslim minorities of China, have been under constant attack from the state for decades. Even an escape to Europe cannot stop the Chinese Government from getting to them. “Now, activists are sharing their stories and their grief – and Beijing is paying attention.”
6. Before you leave…
Take a look at this fascinating, centuries-old test that this monk must pass in order to become a full-fledged warrior monk from Shaolin.