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...

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 factors, the State is confronted with...

PDD workers in peril

Although hundreds of daily-wagers and need-based employees of J&K’s Power Development Department put their lives at risk to ensure uninterrupted power supply to our homes, the policymakers have failed to evolve a rehabilitation policy...

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...

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...

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 by...

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 rise to debate against the...

We shall overcome…

Since the time Buta Malik, a Kashmiri Muslim and a shepherd, discovered the Amarnath Shrine some 150 years ago, Kashmiris have been associated with the holy pilgrimage from beginning till it's conclusion; be it...

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...

Troublesome Transfers

Contrary to the administrations in other countries, here in India, and especially in Jammu and Kashmir, we have witnessed a ruthless kind of transfer policy in civil as well as in police administrations. Usually, an...

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