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Need to regulate use of Mosque loudspeaker

Regulating loudspeakers does not limit the freedom to pray as some people may argue but they only help ensure that the sound that comes out of Masjids is more harmonious and soothing, Suhail Ahmad...

Where Has All the Farmland Gone?

The onus is on the government to ensure that conversion of agricultural land for commercial and residential purposes is stopped, writes Suhail Ahmad I remember traveling as a child from Srinagar to Shopian in south...

Clamour for war and silver lining of peace

One can’t expect negotiations to deliver results overnight, but they can achieve substantive progress and help hammer out the final solution, Suhail Ahmad writes It’s been a scary start to 2019 with India and Pakistan coming...

This is how we can fight Islamophobia

Recently, an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) found that prevalence of Islamophobia was driving hate crime and even terror attacks against British Muslims. Citing the report, UK-based ‘Independent’ reported that the harmful myths and...

Killing our mother tongue

‘We cannot afford to be without this heart’ Language of a place is a repository of its history and the primary index or symbol of identity and to make sense of a community’s identity, we...

Lessons beyond The Textbook

Abraham Lincoln’s letter to his son’s teacher is a reminder of many things we forget to teach our kids, Suhail Ahmad writes Famous US president, Abraham Lincoln once wrote a letter to his son’s headmaster....

Study people around

In today’s world of intrigues, the need to understand people beyond their appearances, words and actions becomes all the more important, Suhail Ahmad illustrates as he dissects human psychology    “Many people spend time studying properties...

Khayam Cinema and Ikhwan Hotel: The many tragedies of Kashmir

Once famed places of entertainment and hospitality have now turned into living memories of the pain and agony suffered by people at the hands of security forces over the last three decades of turmoil,...

Decoding the Truth of Conflict

Reporters and scholars must remain wary to the parties involved in any conflict who often intentionally try to influence reporting in more subtle and manipulative ways than outright censorship or information blackouts.     Truth is the...

The LoC Trade Fiasco

India and Pakistan must re-visit their policy on cross-LoC trade to harness the tremendous potential of this Confidence Building Measure which can transform the political and economic landscape of the landlocked Kashmir.  The Jammu and Kashmir BJP unit recently called for closure of cross-LoC trade, terming...

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