NET NEUTRALITY – What is it all about?

NET NEUTRALITY – What is it all about?

Last year when one of the major Indian telecom operators came up with a plan to charge separately for transmitting voice over Internet protocol services offered by applications like Skype, Viber and Line, it stirred a debate and the people at large protested and, ultimately, with the intervention of TRAI, the proposal was dropped subject […]

A child imitates what he sees around

A child imitates what he sees around

Dr Sehar ul Hassan Haroon Home is a place where a person feels safe and secure. We have social and a home environment which plays a basic role in our lives. Home and school environment are breeding grounds for children’s development. People have two sets of manners: company and home manners. In simple way we […]

Why should unelected governors exist at all?

Garga Chatterjee Not all is right in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in the Indian Union. Some old British-rule era habits die hard, or may be they never die for some imperial habits are essential for maintaining undemocratic dominance over democratically elected undesirables. Thus New Delhi struck again, this time through the office of the […]

You are either a secularist or an Islamist, can’t be both

You are either a secularist or an Islamist, can’t be both

Umar Sultan There are many worldviews or ideologies in the world claiming to have the ability to promote peace, stability, justice, development and other virtues. People are free to espouse any of these. At the same time, one can analyse, criticise or even disprove any ideology. There isn’t any coercion for any person to espouse […]

A Muslim should not become a pawn of sectarianism

A Muslim should not become a pawn of sectarianism

Mohammad Zubair-ud-Din The execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr has escalated tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran to monstrous proportions. I didn’t know anything about Nimr until his execution by the Saudi government and the consequent rage in Iran, Lebanon, Iraq and Kashmir as well. A few articles make it clear that Nimr’s execution on terrorism […]

Why is the PSC indulging in faulty recruitment process?

Why is the PSC indulging in faulty recruitment process?

Aabid Hussain The state administration and vice chancellors of all universities must intervene to stop the recruitment process of assistant professors. The public service commission of Kashmir has used faulty procedures for filling up these posts and this has been done to open doors for their blue-eyed candidates. The first fault was to cut down […]

The compelling memoirs of a Palestinian fighter

The compelling memoirs of a Palestinian fighter

Ali Abumghasib knows little about the current intrigues of the Fatah Movement, or, perhaps, he is just not interested. Although he has dedicated most of his life fighting within its ranks, he never saw his membership in Fatah as his defining identity. For him, it was, and will always remain, about Palestine and nothing else. […]

Are we respecting sexual rights of our youth?

Ajaz Ahmad Rather It is not surprising that many articles on American demographics have called the US ‘the nation of bastards’. According to the Centre of Disease Control and Prevention, at least 40 percent of babies in the US from 2008 to 2013 were born to unmarried mothers. And at the centre of this trend, […]

India repeatedly promised plebiscite in Kashmir to the world community

Qazi Athar After the controversial instrument of accession was executed the Indian army landed in Kashmir to repulse the tribal “invasion.” The founder of Pakistan, MA Jinnah told the chief of army staff Sir Douglas Gracy that the country should now get involved in the hostilities but joint field marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck responded that […]