The Specter of Caste(ism) in Kashmir

The Specter of Caste(ism) in Kashmir

By Mudasir Ali Lone The existence of caste in Kashmir is generally ignored here. But the problem exists in Kashmir and it is deep and wide. This is best illustrated by the historical and contemporary experiences of those who have experienced this menace. Perhaps the peasant class of Kashmir can best illustrate their plight when […]

Tendering System: The Worst Method of Purchase?

Tendering System: The Worst Method of Purchase?

By Dr. Mir Nazima Rasool Moludi I am a novice but I have just begun to look at ways things work. Economics and finance, have been, and still are, beyond my comprehension. Therefore, I proffer my apologies well in advance, before my misunderstandings, errors and omissions are noted. All offices, government non-government , big and […]

Scattered Souls: A Review

Scattered Souls: A Review

The book depicts the different facets of the tragedy that have befallen Kashmiris during the course of the conflict

Merger of Gilgit-Baltistan Means Stabbing Kashmiris in the Back

Merger of Gilgit-Baltistan Means Stabbing Kashmiris in the Back

By Ashiq Hussain Bhat Recent news reports from Pakistan suggest that the Nawaz Sharif-led Government of the country, is mulling the merger of Gilgit-Baltistan with the Federation of Pakistan. Such a measure on part of the Pakistan Government would have serious consequences for the rest of Kashmir State because it would set up a precedent […]

The General’s Remarks and New Age Militancy in Kashmir

The General’s Remarks and New Age Militancy in Kashmir

By Qazi Athar Kashmir has, since 1989, been a hot bed of insurgency and a potential nuclear flash point. There were 7,000 militants, whichoperated in Jammu and Kashmir in the 1990s. ‘The figure is currently pegged at around 200’ (Hindustan Times , July 12. 2016). The new ‘challenge’ for the Indian state, that has at […]

Marriage: The Prophet’s Sunnah

Marriage: The Prophet’s Sunnah

By Shah Tajamul Islam, unlike other religions highly urges or advocates the convention and tradition of marriage. It is one of the greatest blessings Allah (SWT) has given us as human beings. The Islamic term for marriage is ‘Nikah’ which is a legal contract between two people (groom and bride). In previous, times marriage was […]

Farewell to Doublespeak: Israel’s Vision for the Future is Terrifying

Farewell to Doublespeak: Israel’s Vision for the Future is Terrifying

Empirical historical evidence combined with little common-sense is enough to tell us the type of future options that Israel has in store for the Palestinian people: perpetual Apartheid or ethnic cleansing, or a mix of both. The passing of the ‘Regularization Bill’ on February 6 is all we need to imagine the Israeli-envisaged future. The […]

Kashmir Crisis: The Way Forward

Kashmir Crisis: The Way Forward

By Gazi Hassan The modern history of Kashmir conflict can be traced back to the Partition of India and the subsequent creation of two new dominions viz. Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan. During this period, the autocratic Dogra ruler Hari Singh was at the helm of affairs in Kashmir who entered into an ‘accession’ with […]

The Quandary of God in Western Philosophy

The Quandary of God in Western Philosophy

By Shahid Lone   Philosophers love good definitions. They have very specific and lucid ideas in mind when they use terms like ‘know’, ‘believe’, ‘ proposition’ and ‘justification’. Just because these terms have been defined, doesn’t mean philosophers aren’t arguing over them. Arguing is what philosophers do. The definitions might seem kind of obvious, at […]

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