A staggering barrage
Pinned against the wall: Losing the argument in Srinagar.
The arrival of Dineshwar Sharma, formerly of the Intelligence Bureau, as the Centre's interlocutor in troubled Jammu and Kashmir, has clearly not set the Jhelum on fire. But Hari Niwas, the former Maharaja's palace, Sharma's HQ, has acquired a temporary prominence with armoured personnel carriers, TV vans and a gradually diminishing number of journalists outside. The approaching winter is a deterrence for Assembly after sunset.