An Open Letter to Mehbooba Mufti

An Open Letter to Mehbooba Mufti

By Zubair Rashid Respected Mehbooba Mufti: I am an aboriginal citizen of Jammu and Kashmir. I come from a small hamlet of district Baramulla. With dreams in eyes, I try my best to focus on my goal as every aspirant of the world does. All of my classmates, my friends and my native students dream […]

Integrating Technology with Waste Management

Integrating Technology with Waste Management

By Arif Amim With the rapid growth rate of population and urbanization, the residential and industrial area increases concurrently. Due to this reason, the generation rate of Municipal Solid Waste is (MSW) is up surging day by day and it is becoming more and more complex to manage the MSW. To protect the urban environment […]

Bano and Other Women

Bano and Other Women

On a pleasant day in August 1992 – August 7 to be precise – forty-one armed Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants boarded a bus in Rampora village of Kulgam district, their destination the neighbouring Hawoora village.

Kashmir, Human Rights and Global Attention

Kashmir, Human Rights and Global Attention

BY AARIF MUZAFAR RATHER In an interview with Pankaj Mishra in 2010, Basharat Peer spoke of the attention Americans needed to put towards Kashmir. He also spoke of his visit to America in 2006 where he had gone with great expectations that people might talk Kashmir in detail and express their opinion. To his surprise […]

Orphans: Special Children Need Special Attention

Orphans: Special Children Need Special Attention

By BILAL AHMAD PARAY Since the unfavorable turmoil of 1989 till the Kashmir Intifada of 2016, this long period of 27 years has produced an army of orphans, widows, the destitute and the needy in this valley for whom many organizations have been working tirelessly for their rehabilitation and relief. They provide monthly and yearly […]

Journalism, History and War: Sit, Type and Bleed

Journalism, History and War: Sit, Type and Bleed

The typical newsroom set-up, where journalists chase after news headlines dictated by some centralized news gathering agency – often based in some western capital – does not suffice any more. In the case of the Middle East, the news narrative has been defined by others and dictated on Arab journalists and audiences for far too […]

Response to Populism: Revanchism of Ideas or the Return of the State?

Response to Populism: Revanchism of Ideas or the Return of the State?

In 1996, Susan Strange- the doyenne of political economy and a scholar of scholars- proposed a path breaking thesis wherein she asserted that “impersonal forces were holding sway over domains and “territory” of the state. Titled, “ The Retreat of the State”, Professor Strange , in her thesis, pointed out to the demise of state […]

An Open Letter to the Indian Intelligentsia: Kashmir is about People and Justice

An Open Letter to the Indian Intelligentsia: Kashmir is about People and Justice

By Seema Kazi Dear Politicians, Generals, Media and Security experts: It is hard if not altogether impossible to hold views contrary to yours regarding the Kashmir valley these days. Through deception, bayonet, repression and (mis)representation you inscribe your monopoly over politics, violence and the truth in a small valley awash in blood and suffering. In […]

Why the Kashmir Conflict Endures?

Why the Kashmir Conflict Endures?

Mir Suhail Rasool The 20th century political history of Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed many uprisings, revolutions and movements followed by dialogues process but the core issue hardly witnessed any development, which the people aspire for decades together. The Kashmir conflict has evolved radically and traumatically since the hasty partition of the Indian subcontinent in […]

Kashmir: A Case for Conflict Management?

Kashmir: A Case for Conflict Management?

By IRFAN GUL Ever since the culmination of British rule in Indian subcontinent and the subsequent birth of India and Pakistan as two sovereign countries, the issue of Kashmir conflict which owes its genesis to partition, is looking for its final settlement & peace for a long time now. After so many decades, India and […]