Do acts of desecration convey violence alone or can they be seen as calculated political statements?
Canada needs to deal with its deeply racist colonial history upfront, and removing statues is only a part of that process.
Out of the 365 odd 'Jodhpur detainees' of Operation Blue Star, those still alive continue to grapple with the trauma and financial distress that they suffered after the event.
Both the US and India have a long history of discrimination against marginalised groups, like the Blacks, Dalits and Muslims.
The Indian government's decision to send the army inside the Golden Temple in June 1984 left a deep wound in the Sikh psyche.
Washington DC might not have been involved in the recent failed raid in Venezuela. But the US does have a long history of poking other countries using hired boots.
In 1987, as Meerut burnt in sectarian fires, the Uttar Pradesh Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) murdered dozens of Muslims in cold blood in two separate incidents.
In the Bengali-majority region of southern Assam, the CAA found widespread acceptance. Behind this, is a continuous struggle to locate a stable identity.
Gender stereotypes about tough men often come in the way of effectively treating complex cases of post-war trauma amongst servicemen.
India's colonial past holds stark lessons, or anti-lessons, in pandemic management for the current government.