Of Shopian Double Murder Rape Case and Indian Rhetoric

Of Shopian Double Murder Rape Case and Indian Rhetoric

By Arshid Aziz The two young women on the 29th day of May 2009 went to their apple orchard at Bongam, Shopian and did not come back home. Next morning, at the crack of dawn, the two dead bodies of Asiya and Nelofar were mysteriously found in Rambiaara. As soon as the news spread about […]

Hero’s Farewell to Sabzar

Hero’s Farewell to Sabzar

Letter to the Editor-I Asim Shah After the news of Sabzaar’s killing along with two rebels in an encounter at Tral, the hometown of Burhan Wani, people in most parts of Kashmir were seen busy in anti-India protests and clashes, suddenly there was a news all around that one young boy has been laid to […]

Ramadan is not Only About Worship

Ramadan is not Only About Worship

Letter to Editor –II Bilal Bashir Bhat No doubt that Ramadan is a season of adding good deeds to our account by observing fast and offering prayers, but in a real sense the philosophy of this month is to conduct self-observation for the reasons not being able to confront our human frailties squarely. It is […]

Stockholm Syndrome!!!

Stockholm Syndrome!!!

BY MOHAMMAD FAHEEM UL ISLAM SHAH Background! It was May, 2009. My buddy (also my best cousin), who had just come home after his studies from a place far away across the mountains, had developed symptoms of depression. He would smoke frequently and often lose his cool. The reasons of his so unhealthy behaviour, however, […]

Humiliating Arundhati

Humiliating Arundhati

Letter to the Editor-I                                                By Javaid Sultan Arundhati Roy, an Indian author born in 1961 is best known for her novel “The God of Small Things”. This novel won laurels and fame for her in 1997.Besides publishing this book,  Roy has spent most of her time in political activism and nonfiction .She is also holding […]

Efforts Should be made toward Building Peace

Efforts Should be made toward Building Peace

Letter to the Editor-II By: Khursheed Maqbool Dar We are aware about the fact that we can never ever shield or hide anything that is genuine and transparent truth, but what can be done is to persuade and motivate to fool one’s self and the world against reality and try to divert the issues based […]

When Will Turkey’s Journey to Join the EU End?

When Will Turkey’s Journey to Join the EU End?

Turkey’s journey toward EU membership began with an official association application to the EEC (European Economic Community), the precursor organization of the Union, on July 31, 1959. The temporary association agreement signed in Ankara on September 12, 1963 was followed by the Customs Union, which took effect on January 1, 1996, and the formal approval […]

Fear as an Obstacle to Peace: Why Are Israelis Afraid?

Fear as an Obstacle to Peace: Why Are Israelis Afraid?

Bat-Hen Epstein Elias’s long article on Iranian Jews is interesting. Parts of it, in fact, are heartwarming. Yet, despite the lack of any serious evidence, the story is entirely framed in the language of fear. Entitled, “All the Jews there live in fear that their telephones are tapped,” the story in ‘Israel Hayom’ peddles the […]

The Death Knell of Agriculture in Kashmir

The Death Knell of Agriculture in Kashmir

By Irfan Khadim It is really very alarming that not only we are being the worst victims of conflict, being killed or imprisoned for our fundamental rights or basic rights, the right of freedom of speech and expression, the right of freedom of self determination but at the same time we are losing our primary […]

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