By Ajaz Rashid On Sunday, August 20th, 2017
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The Batengo Carnage

The attack on Amarnath pilgrims is an attack on the idea of Kashmir itself. Nevertheless, the unequivocal condemnation by Kashmiris cutting across political divides reflects the culture of pluralism the ‘Valley More...

By Ajaz Rashid On Friday, July 21st, 2017
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Contesting Narratives

Despite visible improvement in situation, the heavy slant of violence in Kashmir reportage by Indian news channels diverted tourists to other locales this year, thus trampling on the livelihood of over two million More...

By Ajaz Rashid On Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
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April Clouds

April is a season of hope when trees blossom, flowers adorn our gardens and farmers look forward to a fulfilling year. The polling day on April 9 charred all the vestiges of hope as democracy played an ugly dance More...

By Ajaz Rashid On Friday, April 7th, 2017
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Boiling Cauldron

As protesters continue to put themselves in the line of fire to rescue militants, New Delhi’s historical rigidity is making matters worse in Kashmir, even for the state government! Amid simmering tensions, upcoming More...

By Ajaz Rashid On Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
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‘Modi saheb is working for all communities, regardless of religion’

Born in a far-flung area of Surankote, Mr Kohli shifted with his family to Kalakote village of Rajouri where he was brought up. After serving as a dedicated civil engineer with the government for more than three More...

By Ajaz Rashid On Friday, March 3rd, 2017
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Celebrating a Despot

The resolution in J&K Legislature on Hari Singh’s birthday as a holiday reflects the Hindu right-wing’s growing assertion in the state’s affairs, inflicting a blow on PDP’s credibility in the Valley More...

By Ajaz Rashid On Monday, February 6th, 2017
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2016: A Year Of Turmoil

Post Burhan’s killing, the political discourse against ‘Hindutva machinations’ to ‘alter J&K’s special status’ boiled down to demands of ‘Azadi’. The unprecedented More...

By Ajaz Rashid On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
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State’s War

  Promulgated by Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah in 1978 to curb illicit timber smuggling, the Public Safety Act soon turned into a tool for rulers in Kashmir to silence differing voices. From elderly men to minor More...

By Ajaz Rashid On Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
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Burhan: Conflict Folklore’s New Icon

The architect of ‘new insurgency’, Hizb commander Burhan Wani’s psychological warfare against security forces has turned him into a legendary figure in the conflict folklore. As Kashmir simmers, More...

By Ajaz Rashid On Friday, July 8th, 2016
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‘I got positive vibes from government to start this outlet’ 

Gulshan Books Kashmir is the most reliable and trusted name in book business for several decades now. Being the pioneers in the field of book publishing in Kashmir, Gulshan Books is accredited with having first More...

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