Saffron league at NIT

Saffron league at NIT

By DAR WASIM Well known illustrator, Jim Benton has rightly said, “School prepares you for the real world… which also bites”. It all started in the Hyderabad University, then reached JNU and now is spreading in Kashmir. After Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s failures on development and good governance fronts, the right wing and his Hindu nationalist […]

Is shouting slogans the proof of nationalism?

Is shouting slogans the proof of nationalism?

By Aadam Farooq George Carlin, one of America’s finest political satirists and comedians, once said, “I could never understand ethnic or national pride. Because pride should be reserved for something you can achieve or attain on your own, not something that happens by accident of birth.” These lines of George Carlin clearly define the situation […]

The new rebels and the dawn of freedom

The new rebels and the dawn of freedom

By JAVEED BIN NABI Kashmir is a disputed territory whose people are fighting for their right to self-determination in the face of almost seven decades of oppression by India. The issue of Kashmir is still hanging between India and Pakistan, all these years after they gained their independence – self determination – from the colonial […]

Debating the pitfalls of patriotism

By TANVEER UL ISLAM Samuel Johnson once said, “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel”. Often, the Indian media, electronic or social, is abuzz with a debate as to who is nationalist or loyal towards the nation and who is anti-national. I can’t decide if I am a nationalist or anti-national? I can’t even […]

The PDP is on its way to decimation

The PDP is on its way to decimation

By Mir Iqbal Ahmad Once known for the greenish hue of its flag, the PDP nowadays has mixed its colour with a saffron shade, perhaps solely to save the party from disintegration while leaving its voters and professed ideology behind. Before the assembly elections of 2014-15, PDP asked people for support particularly to stop the […]

A LONG WALK TO THE TRUTH (Part 3)

By Sajad Ahmad Mir The historical groundwork of Islam is irrefutably so substantial and concrete that a confused sceptic like Earnst Renan acknowledges this fact. Prof. Bosworth Smith, the author of ‘Muhammad and Muhammadism’, holds similar views and sums up the subtle historicity of Islam as “we know indeed some fragments of a fragment of […]

EXAMINING ARTICLE 356

The Supreme Court judgement had asked the President to ensure that the Article is not used for political purposes

India’s tolerance of intolerance

India’s tolerance of intolerance

By Gazi Hassan Since day one of the BJP coming to power, apprehensions have come to the fore. While some people were optimistic about India’s future and its possibilities under a new government, that hope seems to have taken a back seat with the developmental agenda somehow losing its charm. The country is becoming intolerant […]

The issue of celebrating India’s cricket loss

The issue of celebrating India’s cricket loss

By Yasir Altaf Zargar A cricket world cup generates interest across the globe. But Asian countries were disappointed this time since no team from the continent made it to the final of the T20 World Cup. India’s defeat at the hands of the West Indies brought disappointment to many Indian fans, but in Kashmir the […]

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