An Open Letter to Arnab Goswami

An Open Letter to Arnab Goswami

By Rayees Masroor Dear Arnab Goswami, I have been watching you and your debates since long. In fact, many years ago I used to feel good watching some of your debates though you always loved to hear your voice more than any panelists on your debate. Many people have given you the title as a […]

Manto: Taqseem Hijrat Aur Ehtijaj

Manto: Taqseem Hijrat Aur Ehtijaj

Bani Umer And it is possible, that Sadat Hassan dies, but Manto remains alive” These are the words of the notable short story writer Sadat Hassan Manto. He was born in 1912 in a village in Ludhiana district of Punjab in British India. Manto’s origin was Kashmiri but he grew up speaking Punjabi. Manto was […]

Letter to the Editor-I: We Demand Answers!!

Letter to the Editor-I: We Demand Answers!!

Despite beating drums about how Kashmir is an ‘Integral part’ of India, our valley has definitely never been treated as such. Kashmir is an internationally recognized disputed territory. Even though this fact does not need any evidence, the unimplemented UN Resolutions, that lie covered in heaps of dust, speak volumes about it. Unfortunately India, which […]

Letter to the Editor –II: From Science to Social Science

Letter to the Editor –II: From Science to Social Science

Life is complex. And so are decisions that we take every day. I won’t say sometimes but these, often put you in difficult and perplexing situations. There are numerous such decisions that we take continuously and have to take in the future as well. One of the common and perpetual decisions is when it comes […]

Socio-economic Evolution and the Future of Western Civilization

Socio-economic Evolution and the Future of Western Civilization

By Mudasir Sheikh The current state of human civilization is a result of evolution not only in biological and technological spheres but also in social, economic and political aspects too. From the invention of fire up to the engineering marvels of the twenty first century, from cave dwelling to modern real-estate and from slavery to […]

How Indian Media is Marginalizing the Dissent of Kashmiris?

How Indian Media is Marginalizing the Dissent of Kashmiris?

AAMIR ALI BHAT In a democratic country, mass media which is considered as the fourth estate should act as a mirror to reflect the truth and realities of society. It should always raise the issues of common masses and should not hesitate in exposing the government and corporate malfeasance. It should allow people to participate […]

Insolubility is now a Tradition in Cyprus Talks

The Cyprus talks, following a familiar pattern that became a tradition in the last fifty years, once again collapsed at the conference held at the Swiss resort of Crass-Montana. At the end of the ten-day talks attended by Greek and Turkish Cypriot delegations and the representatives of the guarantor states of Turkey, Greece and UK, […]

Public Transportation Systems: Initiatives and Effectiveness

By Amanullah Khan The social need of Public transport is that it helps foster a sense of community. For example, people travelling together are more likely to feel a community connection than those travelling in cars, in isolation. Public transport also encourages people to have a more active healthy lifestyle and is less stressful. Rather […]

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