If the Prime Minister truly wants us to be a global outward looking country, she needs to look at the global impact the continued uncertainty over Kashmir's future is having and encourage all sides to resume talks. We cannot continue to champion our freedoms here at home whilst allowing them to be deprived to people abroad.
The intent behind Kulwinder's death seems clear. It almost feels like a statement, to show not just Kulwinder, but any woman, who the boss was in the face of rejection at the wedding. Today, Kulwinder becomes another name, another face, and another body to be added to the ever-growing catalogue of women killed for saying 'no.'
I don't know why you have been on my mind so much lately, it's twelve and a half years since you died. Perhaps it is watching your small, wobbly granddaughter achieving her small significant steps, and hurting that you never met her or knew of her struggles. Perhaps seeing her adoration of her own doting Daddy.
The remote, unexplored, tribal region of North East India, tucked away in between Bangladesh, Tibet, Bhutan and Myanmar, consists of 7 sister states - Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura which all have different cultures, tribes, languages, food and scenery that are just heaven for intrepid explorers!
My parents agreed to visit us in India, once the retreat was almost completed. I was keen to drive them around, so decided to embark upon Indian driving lessons and a test. I had to take my 'provisional test', before I was allowed to sign up for lessons, so went along to the Road Traffic Office in Mysore.