It’s not cricket, Mr Dhoni

  By having the former Team India captain visit Kashmir in military fatigues, Indian Army has turned the most popular sports in the subcontinent into yet another military exercise. The militarisation of sports is a dangerous trend that must be avoided, Faisul Yaseen writes.   When an English man says, “It’s not cricket,” he means, “It More...

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By KS Correspondent On Monday, October 16th, 2017

SMC’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’

In his widely broadcast programme, ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) on its move to nominate 18-year-old youth from Ganderbal’s Mansbal area as More...

By Sheikh Mudasir Amin On Monday, September 25th, 2017

Rescue Squads

No sooner does the news of encounters spreads than an army of young boys, and even girls, attempt to break the siege by resorting to violence and help the trapped militants to escape. Sheikh Mudasir Amin meets More...

By Sheikh Mudasir Amin On Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Paying the Cost

Diverse groups of students, entrepreneurs, small businesses and even the government functionaries suffer due to the often-invoked ban on the internet, which seems to be an act of collective punishment for entire More...

By Kashmir Scan On Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Langate Left Outs

In the age of Information Technology and Digital India, schools in the picturesque Langate region are craving for basic necessities like potable water, washrooms and sports equipment, leaving students at the mercy More...

By Chasfeeda Shah On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Unsocial Contracts

The practice of hiring contractual lecturers in J&K’s School Education department on petty wages victimises the bright appointees who not only have to work for peanuts but are often posted in far-flung More...

By P A Mushtaq On Friday, February 24th, 2017

Angry Weather Gods

With avalanches emerging as a new threat to the civilian population and soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir, PA Mushtaq delves deep into the surface to understand the shaky ground beneath us. Snow avalanche in Sonmarg, More...

By Kashmir Scan On Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Reliving the horrors

As a reflection of its disputed history, Kashmir again witnessed another bloodied year of 2016 in which over 371 people including civilian, militants and security personal died. The year also witnessed the longest More...

By Kashmir Scan On Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Of ‘Inquilab’ & Bloodshed

By Jehangir Ali Songs of Freedom In our town in central Kashmir’s Budgam, the songs of ‘Burhan tere khoon se, inquilab aayega’ (Burhan, your blood will bring about a revolution) and ‘Al-Jihad’ (The call More...

By Chasfeeda Shah On Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Kashmiri Vs Kashmiri

Kashhmir Scan, July Issue After decades of turmoil, militants are training guns at cops who largely see their job as a source of livelihood. The recent example is the killing of a J&K Police’s ASI, father More...

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