Caught In Crossfire

One of the key sectors and a potential game-changer for the Kashmir economy is Tourism. But the situation at hand in South Kashmir and the simmering discontent quietly spreading across central and north Kashmir has taken a toll on this sector this year, again. In normal circumstances, the tourist who, after paying obeisance at Vaishno Devi Ji Shrine, More...

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By Chasfeeda Shah On Monday, April 24th, 2017

Shrinking Mainstream

At the time of the accession of Jammu and Kashmir and even after that, when the Kashmir issue was taken to the United Nation, the government of India had agreed that the accession of the princely state is subject More...

By Chasfeeda Shah On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Respect our Martyrs

By moving to declare the birthday of Kashmir’s last Dogra ruler, Hari Singh, as a public holiday, the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has ignited another controversy which can snowball anytime into a storm and may More...

By Chasfeeda Shah On Sunday, January 29th, 2017

New Challenges

Marred by countless controversies, the year 2016 caused some of the major setbacks for entire J&K. The longest ever curfew and strike for consecutive five months, beef ban, attack on J&K special position More...

By Chasfeeda Shah On Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

War in Kashmir 

The killing of Burhan Wani, who had joined the ranks of Hizbul Mujahideen in 2010, has ended a long manhunt by the security forces. Not surprisingly, it has sparked an uncontrollable rage, not only in his hometown More...

By Chasfeeda Shah On Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Sense of Vulnerability

Editorial June 2016 The recent video released by Burhan Wani, the militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen’s young commander from Tral, has provided answers to many unanswered questions. Simultaneously, it has given More...

By Chasfeeda Shah On Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Challenges in Sayeed’s Death

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed died this month after a prolonged illness. His untimely death will be sorely missed at a time when the state is bracing for two challenges: recovery from the losses suffered in a series of More...

By Chasfeeda Shah On Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Road to turmoil!

Editorial January 2014 Ours is a state which is in a classic ‘backwardness trap’ of low economic activity, low employment and low-income generation. With its unique historical, institutional and political More...

By Chasfeeda Shah On Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Line Out of Control

KASHMIR SCAN: NOVEMBER 2013: Line of Control is active again, a decade after a ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan had calmed the frontiers. According to an estimate, there have been more than 200 violations More...

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