By Ajaz Rashid On Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

‘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

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

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

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

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

‘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...

By Ajaz Rashid On Saturday, May 14th, 2016

Certified Nationalists 

The lathi-charging of outstation students at NIT sparked outrage against the J&K Police. Facing charges of being “anti-nationals” and “sympathisers of Pakistan”, many officers vent their More...

By Ajaz Rashid On Friday, May 13th, 2016

North on Boil

Days after the new PDP-BJP government took over in J&K, a serious security situation is emerging in Kashmir Valley with the killing of five civilians in Kupwara district. The handling of the fast degrading situation More...

By Ajaz Rashid On Thursday, March 17th, 2016

The Chill at Gupkar

The reluctance of the PDP President Mehbooba Mufti to take over as the J&K’s chief minister is a reflection of her agitation at the BJP and its proxies’ ‘overt and covert’ attempts to More...

By Ajaz Rashid On Saturday, February 6th, 2016

The Peacemaker 

An astute leader who knew the art of political maneuvering, a peacemaker who wanted to repair his people’s psyche bruised by decades of political unrest and a staunch believer in democratic polity, the country More...

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