I’ve given myself the thankless task of “tagging” all my past posts. I noticed that we don’t have a tag on “Kashmir” (the only sub-region we do have is NWFP). It sparked a thought that for a Desi blog we really don’t discuss Kashmir all that much (even though it was going to drag the region into war earlier this year).
This mirrors the larger discourse on Kashmir where Indians & Pakistanis don’t seem as animated or defined by it as before. Two reason comes to mind:
(1.) Pakistan is in economic doldrums and doesn’t have the appetite for complex geopolitics. India has *won* economically and Pakistanis are beginning to accept that.
(2.) On the flip side; the Kashmiri struggle has certainly acquired an indigenous patina and is escalating. The claims that somehow Pakistani is fomenting unrest are increasingly hollow.
Otherwise our most common tags are: