Did Sarah Palin, Senator John McCain’s ultraconservative running mate and champion of family values, have an extramarital affair with her husband’s business partner? If a US supermarket tabloid is to be believed, Sarah did. But it’s not often that The National Enquirer is taken seriously. This time, however, the situation is slightly different.
One year since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its special status and downgraded its statehood to a centrally controlled union territory—an act it argued was intended to improve governance and attract investment to the region—residents’ lives remain upended by continued conflict and a high level of militarization.