To my Vale!

A teenager pens her concerns about religious plurality, reservations and our obsession with tuition centres By Tamana Ajaz Coming from a place where sometimes people are even afraid to step out of their homes, I share the...

Open Letter To Major Arya (Veteran)

"The second time I was beaten up by the BSF I was still ten years old. The third time I was beaten up by the CRPF I was still ten years old and then...

ISIS and Kashmir

Kashmir Scan Oct 2014 By Shujaat Bukhari After devastating floods last month, Kashmir is again on the media radar particularly the TV channels. This time the discussions revolve round the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and...

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...

Devolution and Abrogation

Against the British-way of Brexit, New Delhi has Inenter for JK, Faisul Yaseen writes Britain handled the experiment of nationalities within well while democratic movements in the United Kingdom led to autonomy and evolution of powers, said...

Mehbooba’s Worries

  By Suhail Ahmad  With Mehbooba Mufti taking over the reins of power as the first woman chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, she has her hands full of challenges. When her father, late Mufti Muhammad Sayeed,...

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...
Azadi that may never come

Of Puppet Politicians And Uniformed Goons Of Kashmir

Every five years only the face of the oppressor changes in Kashmir but the oppression remains just the same. The ‘Democide’ continues unabated. By Faisal Bashir After putting Kashmiris under a virtual house arrest, gagging Internet,...

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...

Iran: A symbol of self belief

July 2013 By Tafazal Hussain Every year, on the 4th of June, Iran commemorates the death anniversary of Imam Khomeini (r.a). This year I was fortunate enough to be part of the week long commemoration ceremony,...

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