Line of Confrontation

Ceasefire in tatters as cross-border shelling damages houses displaces hundreds As hostilities between India and Pakistan along the LoC go up, Faisul Yaseen travels to Uri in the frontier district of Baramulla, meets the affected...

Mission impossible?

After the inefficient rolling out of Saffron Mission, is the revival of the world’s costliest spice in Kashmir a dream too distant, Ajaz Rashid tries to find out In 2013 then J&K agriculture minister, Ghulam...

On The Edge

From tensions of post Burhan Wani’s killing that hovered over 2017 like a dark cloud to NIA’s raids against Hurriyat, from crackdown on militants, braid-chopping to the drifting apart of the PDP-BJP coalition and,...

Creditable Dialogue

In an atmosphere of internecine violence and deep-rooted pessimism, Dineshwar Sharma’s visit to the Valley unravelled along expected lines: The Hurriyat turned down offer of talks with Sharma while censuring BJP-led Centre for its aggressive...

Return of ‘Enforced Disappearances’

The mysterious disappearance of a 20-year old Lolab boy from the Army custody has brought back focus on the extra-judicial tactic of subjecting 'non-conformist subjects' to enforced disappearance. Human rights activists claim the practice...

On The Edge

From tensions of post Burhan Wani’s killing that hovered over 2017 like a dark cloud to NIA’s raids against Hurriyat, from crackdown on militants, braid-chopping to the drifting apart of the PDP-BJP coalition and,...

Playing With Fire

The Centre's hideous dithering in the apex court on Article 35A has pushed Kashmir on the brink, and its ally, the PDP, in an awkward position. Striking down the law will have grave political and...

The Batengo Carnage

The attack on Amarnath pilgrims is an attack on the idea of Kashmir itself. Nevertheless, the unequivocal condemnation by Kashmiris cutting across political divides reflects the culture of pluralism the 'Valley of Saints' will...

Contesting Narratives

Despite visible improvement in situation, the heavy slant of violence in Kashmir reportage by Indian news channels diverted tourists to other locales this year, thus trampling on the livelihood of over two million people...

April Clouds

April is a season of hope when trees blossom, flowers adorn our gardens and farmers look forward to a fulfilling year. The polling day on April 9 charred all the vestiges of hope as...

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