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 […]

Globalization at Cross-Roads

Globalization at Cross-Roads

Dr. ISHFAQ AHMAD THAKU Economic globalization includes the cross-border movement of mainly three factors: capital, goods and people. With the end of cold war and demise of Soviet Union, globalization was celebrated as the intellectual zenith of economic history of the world. Francis Fukuyama, in his book, “ The End of History and Standing of […]

My Gaza Strip

My Gaza Strip

Syed Suhail Yaqoob I have never been to Gaza. That patch of land where from thousands of deaths and all kinds of oppressive tactics, which shame humanity, have been used against the innocent and original inhabitants. To justify these oppressive tactics, religion is used, where Jews(not all), conform to the view that the land is […]

Surviving the Water Crisis-IV

Surviving the Water Crisis-IV

By Rao Farman Ali Equally, Directorate of Environment, Ecology and Remote Sensing Jammu and Kashmir, in its report titled “A Satellite Based Rapid Assessment on Floods in Jammu & Kashmir-September, 2014,” reveals that more than 50 percent of water bodies in and around Srinagar have disappeared during the past century. There is siltation of lakes […]

The Entrancing Quest and the Return to Roots

The Entrancing Quest and the Return to Roots

How can I forget those days when reading, writing and painting used to be my favourite pastimes? Those were my schooldays, the memories of which are etched in my consciousness. The hobbies faded away during higher secondary years when I developed disinterest in studies-courtesy, the science stream. It was the worst of times. Now, being […]

Thy Name is JKPSC

Thy Name is JKPSC

Shahid Andrabi In a state of ours, the changes, discourses, transformations and paradigm shifts retain their status quoist nature for decades. The pace and speedy approach to deal with things remains often an absent syllabus in government affairs. It may be unfortunately said that government is itself characterized by slow and lethargic institution that runs […]

Hypotheses on the Attack on Amarnath Pilgrims

Hypotheses on the Attack on Amarnath Pilgrims

Dr. Fayaz Ahmad Bhat The history of word terror as a method of revolutionary action goes back to Russian revolutionaries “struggle against Tsarist tyranny”. However, over the past few decades’ word terror has become the most misrepresented, misinterpreted and misused word. The word is in habituated by Tom, Dick and Harry .Generally terrorism is disassociated […]

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