PPP Pioneers

Side-effects, a term usually associated with prescription drugs, can safely be applied in Kashmir to illness itself. For, no sooner does a healthy person here transition into patient-hood than he or she suffers leaden feet – a problem research could show to be universal in the Valley. Far from being a prospect of relief and […]

AAP and Anarchy

Many in Kashmir would find it instructive to study how and why the Indian National Congress, the political platform that eventually came to lead India’s independence movement, was formed. Given Kashmir’s peculiar political circumstances, the young here may find shades of irony in the fact that the Congress was the brainchild of a retired colonial […]

The Roshni Scam

The Vigilance Organisation seems all set to probe the Roshni scam. The Superintendents of Police (SPs) in the SVO have been directed by the Chief Vigilance Commissioner to crack the case speedily. In their turn, the officers have sought revenue records from the District Development Commissioners concerned for scrutiny as a part of detailed investigations […]

Fulfil Sher-e-Kashmir’s dream

Sher-e-Kashmir tried his best to grant hill councils to erstwhile Doda district and the Pir Panchal region. However, the Jammu people opposed it and he shelved the idea. Immediately after assuming office of the Chief Minister in 1996, Dr Farooq Abdullah tried promised to fulfil his father’s dream. He promised administrative autonomy to both the […]