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Abhishek Ranjan

Research and policy analyst

Abhishek Ranjan is a research and policy analyst working with Mr. Ninong Ering, Member of Parliament, Arunachal East. He was earlier a LAMP Fellow. He has deep interests in music, football, handwriting analysis & blogging and holds Instrumentation and Control Engineering degree from Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal.

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The Kashmiri In The Barber’s Shop

We sat in the barber’s shop, listening to the cheerful melody of “Humko sirf tumse pyaar hai.” Then the music abruptly stopped and a news bulletin filtered into the room: some policemen and militants had been killed in Jammu & Kashmir’s Poonch region. The bodybuilder suddenly erupted with anger: “Kashmiris are such motherfuckers! They are bad people. They fight against their own country.” I then realized two things: the bodybuilder was drunk and that the man sitting next to him happened to be a Kashmiri.
13/09/2016 12:33 PM IST