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 […]

Of Internet Bans and Human Rights

Of Internet Bans and Human Rights

By Ummer Keel Suspicion and apprehension cannot be the basis on which the government can take decisions. Doing so, exposes the loopholes and fractures that the machinery of government may be hiding from public. The frequent strangulation of internet in the Valley rightly represents suspicion-based decision making. It lays bare the unsustainable and fallible strategies […]

Prepaid internet ban lifted

Prepaid internet ban lifted

Srinagar: Prepaid mobile internet would be restored from Monday night, the police said. Mobile internet was banned soon after the valley erupted over the killing of iconic Hizb commander Burhan Wani July year. “With the improvement in the situation, it has been decided to restore internet/data services on the prepaid mobile telephony tonight,” said a […]

Amid complete shutdown and snow, R-Day passes peacefully

Amid complete shutdown and snow, R-Day passes peacefully

Srinagar: Kashmir Valley and especially Srinagar wore a deserted look on Republic Day while official celebrations were held at Bakhshi Stadium here on Thursday amid heavy snowfall. The Republic Day parade was conducted in front of Divisional Commissioner Baseer Khan, who unfurled the tricolour inside thestadium. District magistrates hoisted the national flag in their respective […]

Stifling Internet: Incompetence or retribution?

Stifling Internet: Incompetence or retribution?

By Mirza Sharafat Hussain Beigh An indefinite ban on Internet service over pre-paid mobile phones in Kashmir continues into the seventh month. Such a stifling restriction imposed by the administrative authorities has become a routine alongside claims of the return of ‘normalcy’. This ban on what has acquired the status of an almost essential service […]