Eid Milad un Nabi

Eid Milad un Nabi

Almost Hazrat Muhammad (SAW), Rahmat ul Alameen, Mercy for the entire mankind, spanning across space and time, and for who the universe has been created, was born on the 12th of Rabi al Awwal. This august day is special for Muslims across the world and is celebrated with great devotion and piety. Mawluds and special […]

The Invisible Poor

The Invisible Poor

Almost on a quotidian basis, we are confronted with news of laborers, construction workers or , generally speaking, the working poor dying usually on work sites. While life and death are in the hands of Almighty Allah, but this should not mean that the working poor are made to work or labor in unsafe and […]

Sad Plight

Sad Plight

A United Nations committee overwhelmingly approved a resolution Friday strongly condemning the continuing gross human rights violations and abuses against Rohingya Muslims who are treated as outsiders in Myanmar and were victims of a brutal campaign by the country’s military. So far so good. That there has been a systematic ethnocide against the poor, hapless […]

Deep Uncertainty

Deep Uncertainty

The entire world, is not only at the cusp of but, in the midst of deep and far reaching uncertainty. Be it the domains of economics, politics, political economy, culture and identity, international relations and politics, uncertainty is all pervasive. This condition is not unusual; the world has been through this phase many a times. […]

Crime in Kashmir

Crime in Kashmir

There is a lot that Kashmir and Kashmiris have to be proud about despite our brooding temperament and the propensity to criticize. One such area that stares us in the face , and over which Kashmiris can be justifiably proud about are the very low (or even negligible) crime rates here. Low crime rates in […]

Basant Rath Sacrificed

Basant Rath Sacrificed

Basant Rath, the outgoing IGP(Traffic) had, once tweeted about power and the measure of men(women). To paraphrase the unconventional young officer of worth, he had stated and implied that “ the test of a person’s character was how he(she) dealt with power”. Little would have Rath known that it would be the distortion(s) of power […]

Alarming Escalation

Alarming Escalation

Conditions in Gaza appear to have reached or even passed a certain critical threshold. This is happening against the backdrop of the death of the “two state solution” whose funeral was pronounced after the United States recognized Jerusalem as the “capital of Israel. During and while Trump’s United States artificially made the Holy city as […]

We Fail our Elderly. Shame!

We Fail our Elderly. Shame!

Come winter, all sorts of issues and problems cascade in Kashmir. While the harshness of winter affects everyone, in different and differing permutations and combinations, it is felt most acutely by the vulnerable segments of our society, the elderly and the sick. This vulnerable but special segment of society is not just the responsibility of […]

Powerless Kashmir

Powerless Kashmir

Amid and against the backdrop of an early winter setting in Kashmir, with all its attendant and concomitant issues, Kashmir is powerless. (This assertion is not in the nature of a double entendre or a word play; it is meant to convey the nagging fact of power blackouts and outages here). While it might be […]

The Wages of Hubris

The Wages of Hubris

America’s so called “war on terror” has till now claimed hundreds and thousands of lives. The nomenclature that America gave to its wars of choice in Iraq and Afghanistan, that is, “war on terror” was and is flawed and self serving, following attacks on its homeland. It was aimed to make these unwarranted wars palatable […]