What is wrong with Democracy in India?

What is wrong with Democracy in India?

By Mehak Sharma One of the most famous concepts to be talked of these days is the concept of democracy and democratic space. The debate ranges, among other things, from providing free and equal democratic space to women in the work place to the issue of right to privacy. The fact is that the source […]

An Open Letter to Basharat Bukhari

An Open Letter to Basharat Bukhari

By ABID RASHID BABA Dear Mr. Bukhari Last time, I shot an open letter, your timely response worked well. We were battling with electricity woes and you ordered a 250 KW Transformer to end the power crisis. Thanks for the favour. Today, I am back with an avalanche of issues concerning my hamlet. During election […]

Rohingya Muslims and Our Immediate Responsibilities

Rohingya Muslims and Our Immediate Responsibilities

By Mohammad Yousuf Najar What is the precise most philosophy behind the modern nation states’ relationships; the minimum terms and conventions of engagements with the people living on this planet earth other than a wholesale insulting of human dignity and sucking each drop of poor human blood overtly or covertly? What are the most costly […]

Digital Minimalism: Living Outside the Internet World

Digital Minimalism: Living Outside the Internet World

By JAWAAZ AHMAD My phone currently has 336 images. It does not feel like a ton, until I remember that we once brought rolls of film only after 24 expos. How did we even do that? Now, I can throw my phone out of my pocket and record every moment of my life, and I […]

The Cosmic Message of Religion(s)

The Cosmic Message of Religion(s)

By Tahir Iqbal Religion is not the cause of violence and devastation as new atheism believes but it teaches us to be kind and peaceful. Buddha, for example, was a champion of peace and non-violence who promoted love, kindness and spirituality. “A monk should abstain from all types of ill-deeds,” Buddha has said. His ‘Eight […]

Gauri Lankesh’s Killing: Murder of a Liberal Voice

Gauri Lankesh’s Killing: Murder of a Liberal Voice

By Ashraf Lone The murder of a journalist and activist, always fighting for the cause of the poor, marginalised and tribals, Gauri Lankesh on 5th of September in Bengaluru has once again brought a focus on the sorry state of affairs in Indian society. It has also put the BJP in a line of bother […]

The Deafening Silence of Gorakhpur

The Deafening Silence of Gorakhpur

By Jitamanyu Sahoo and Syed Mujataba Hussain Of the various reasons to emerge from the Gorakhpur catastrophe, perhaps the most horrifying has been the disruption of ‘oxygen supply’ on August 10, that a team of Indian Medical Association has confirmed. The horrible and unfortunate deaths of more than 60 children waiting and for oxygen to […]

Rohingya Issue: A Legacy of Imperialism and the Flawed Construct of Nation State

Rohingya Issue: A Legacy of Imperialism and the Flawed Construct of Nation State

By Uzair Qadri Among the very many devastating consequences of the Imperialism in Asia and Africa is the very nature of the Nation-states it left in its wake. Imperialism left and instilled in nation-states the queer sense of nationalism as the central goal. These entities were actually the fraught ones and rather poorly-cobbled patchworks. It […]

What is wrong with a Kashmiri “critique” of Perennial Philosophy?

By Maroof Shah Contemporarily, Kashmir is known for many things including firing in the air for nothing, for the sake of firing perhaps. Since it creates needless disturbance and scares some people, one needs to take note of it. As such I am hereby investigating one such case that greeted readers of Kashmir Reader on […]