Kashmir tourism and lessons to be learnt

J&K government must strengthen the tourism infrastructure so that we emerge as an all-season destination in true sense of the word. In absence of facilities, the vast potential of this sector will remain unexplored. Kashmir...

Another Summer of Discontent

If the groundswell of euphoric support for the militancy was reflected last year in the ever-growing participation in the militant funerals, this year people are determinedly trying to save the militants by disrupting encounters. The...

Deciphering Poll Boycott

A medley of factors, far more complex, would have contributed to people’s decision to boycott elections. In Kashmir, there is always more than what meets the eye, Suhail Ahmad writes. Despite massive deployment of police...

Wake Up On Kashmir

New Delhi's approach to sleep over the Kashmir problem and hoping it resolves on its own is alienating Kashmiris and fading any hope of political engagement between India and Pakistan as the two countries...

Road to frustration

There is no quick-fix formula to do away with traffic jams in Srinagar. Among many others things, it depends on the layout of the city which, in our case, poses the biggest hurdle, Suhail Ahmad writes. How...

Controversy’s Favourite Child

When Dr Farooq Abdullah openly backed Hurriyat on his father's birth anniversary, people wondered if this was political opportunism or change of heart. With his second book on the cards, one can expect a...

Uniform Civil Code: Democracy under threat 

  The Uniform Civil Code will not only arrest the liberties guaranteed to all citizens under Indian Constitution, but it will also trample upon the secular forces in our democratic country, Faisal Peer writes The framing...

Freedom in Unity

  Let's unite and fight for a new world where national barriers don't exist, where greed, hate and intolerance, and religious differences are done away with. Let's fight for a world of reason where unity...

Two parables and a condemned man

INaeem Akhtar explains in this open letter to Syed Ali Shah Geelani why he feels education must be pursued even along with other agendas Naeem Akthar Mukarrami Geelani Saheb A few weeks back a prominent militant organization...

Psychological Implications Of Resistance Struggle On Kashmiri Children

UMAR FAROOQ VEERI “There is no denying of this fact that the ongoing unrest in the long run will implicate upon the psychological & sociological makeshift of children in the valley who at this crucial...

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