Standing up for self and others

Two pellet victims, despite their own miseries, refused to be blind to the sufferings of other pellet-hit people. Dyuti Khulbe sends a detailed report on how they did it. Sitting carefully on a black...

Clarion Call Against Drug Addiction and Alcoholism

International co-operation, multi-disciplinary approach must to tackle the menace By Sajad Farooq Rather Alcoholism and drug addiction may be conceptualized as a crime without victim, i.e, addict himself is the victim who becomes a prey...

The ‘Show of Absurdity’

Kashir Channel shuts doors on Kashmir’s artist community By NAZIR GANAIE Hundreds of artists and filmmakers based in Kashmir are up in arms against union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for failing to regulate Doordarshan Kendra,...

KAS Exams : HC Stays Civil Service Selection Process

The High Court today stayed Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS) selection process in a Public Interest Litigation filed by some aggrieved candidates on alleged irregularities in conduct of Combined Competitive examination (Mains) held in July-August...

Speaking walls

Prashasti Awasthi decodes the graphics on walls in Kashmir and what the writing on the wall means for the government. “The walls have ears, ears that hear each little sound you make every-time,” Elvis Presley advises staying...

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,...

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...

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 its brand ambassador for ‘Swachata...

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...

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 Kashmir against...

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