The Writer’s Death: His Death was His Life…

The Writer’s Death: His Death was His Life…

By Mir Umar “Writing is a struggle against silence” – Carlos Fuentes Centuries ago, Rome was under the autocratic rule of a king. Rome was completely turned to garrison state in which people lived as slaves. People were denied to live their way of life. The tyrants rule had forced people to leave their homes […]

Attempts to Scrap Article 35 A are an Existential Assault on Jammu and Kashmir

Attempts to Scrap Article 35 A are an Existential Assault on Jammu and Kashmir

USMAN KHURSHID After Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah signed the paper of accession with India and took over reins from the Dogra ruler, it created a trust deficit between him and the Kashmiri population. Prior to this act, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah was widely regarded as the leader of masses and because of this decision he turned into […]

Casual Laborers’ Huge Sacrifices go in Vain

AASIF WANI The few thousand rupees that a daily wager gets after six or seven months come as a joyous moment to the whole family. This paltry amount helps them navigate their way in the coming months; they suffice themselves with the sum that is not equal to the branded shoes, shirts or dinner of […]

Iqbal’s Concept of an Ideal Woman

Iqbal’s Concept of an Ideal Woman

By MUBASHIR AHMAD KITABA For Allama Iqbal, Fatima Zahra (RA) is an Ideal woman for the whole Muslim community. Iqbal believed that the life of Holy Prophet( SAW) was and is the best guide for man and woman alike, but the necessity of a female guide for the woman community cannot be ruled out. The […]

Re-organizing the J&K Accounts Service

Re-organizing the J&K Accounts Service

By Ghulam Mohammad Bhat Re-organizing J&K Accounts Service has always remained a non priority issue not withstanding the fact that it is overdue and become a necessity. It, among other things, pertains to managing finances of the State Government, the volume of which has not only increased but also become a challenging job. Accounts personnel […]

An Ode to a Sister

An Ode to a Sister

By Malik Aamir We all knew that this day would come eventually, but I guess that now that it is actually happening, it doesn’t seem real. There comes a time when it seems impossible to believe that your beloved sister is departing ,but one is helpless to stop this phenomenon at the time when your […]

Gurez: A Scenic Destination Waiting to be Discovered and Savored

Gurez: A Scenic Destination Waiting to be Discovered and Savored

Mufti Islah The loops of razor wire are more taller and twitched than before. It runs for kilometres cutting through the forests of pine and birch trees, streams, villages and at places people too. Gurez’s scenic landscape has turned into a dockyard of metal and scrap. Heaps of iron railings, tin, rocks, brick, chips covered […]

Ah Kashmir: The Pathos and Bathos of the Blighted Vale

Ah Kashmir: The Pathos and Bathos of the Blighted Vale

Descant is a word that is defined by the dictionary as “a discourse on a theme”. Given this meaning, what would be the descant of Kashmir? I would stick my neck out and posit that contemporary Kashmir is defined by the “descant of sadness and sorrow”. I am not a psychoanalyst but I know enough […]

Of Pheran (the Kashmiri Gown)

Of Pheran (the Kashmiri Gown)

Syed Suhail Yaqoob Both covert and overt ways are devised and implemented to control movements of people in conflict situations. You will see razor sharp coils, big walls like in Palestine or roadblocks in Kashmir. There are, however, also invisible ones as well and these are more sort of dangerous. These people don’t feel like […]

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