Indo- Pak Relations: Hard to Normalize

Indo- Pak Relations: Hard to Normalize

By Masood Ali Mir India and Pakistan are the main two players in South Asian politics, as the two constitute 86% of its population and 80% of the land area. When these two are at peace with each other the whole region by and large is at peace, when they have trouble relations the region […]

Unsympathetic Chief Minister

Unsympathetic Chief Minister

By Ashq Hussain The August 25 joint press conference by Chief Minister Mehbooba and Home Minister Rajnath Singh revealed, on the one hand, the intransigence of the Indian State on Kashmir with the Union Minister stating that India would never think of Kashmir’s future outside India meaning thereby that they did not need the consent […]

All-Party Delegation: A Time Buying Exercise

All-Party Delegation: A Time Buying Exercise

BY ASHQ HUSSAIN What is Kashmir Dispute? On 31 December 1947 India took the issue of Jammu and Kashmir State to the United Nations Organization. At the United Nations, India and Pakistan “agreed that the fate of the State as a whole should be settled through a general plebiscite.” On 5 January 1949 the United […]

Kashmir Banega Pakistan! Really?

Kashmir Banega Pakistan! Really?

The failure to take India to task for a decisive solution of the Kashmir issue has resulted in a third option of Azaadi, a homegrown demand for freedom from both India and Pakistan.

Cups of nun chai – 41: A gaping silence

Cups of nun chai – 41: A gaping silence

This participatory memorial, by artist Alana Hunt, emerged in response to Kashmir’s Summer of 2010. In the face of the violence, the growing number of dead and the lack of serious media coverage, Hunt evolved ways to speak, to connect and to write in a form that would reach places where the news headlines do […]

Lazy criticism brooks no virtue

By Mohammad Salim   In the early 80s, when the local Doordarshan was admired for some meaningful programmes, I remember a single-episode drama Tijaaratuk Aaasaan Tareeqe (easy method of doing business) as one of the last remnants of sensibility after which the broadcasting agency lost to an endless era of propaganda. In the drama a […]

Cups of nun chai — 40: Something has to give

Cups of nun chai — 40: Something has to give

This participatory memorial, by artist Alana Hunt, emerged in response to Kashmir’s Summer of 2010. In the face of the violence, the growing number of dead and the lack of serious media coverage, Hunt evolved ways to speak, to connect and to write in a form that would reach places where the news headlines do […]

Why don’t Kashmir photos hit the global conscience

Why don’t Kashmir photos hit the global conscience

By Fatima Chand The photo of five year old Omran Daqneesh, victim of Aleppo, Syria airstrike stirred the whole world. His dazed and confused expression, dusty and bloody face moved souls. What about the pellet riddled faces and bodies of young Kashmiris? Why the indifference? Why is the world shunning Kashmir? Like Syria, Kashmir too […]

A letter to Mehbooba

A letter to Mehbooba

Dear Mehbooba Ji, Good morning. I hope you are in good health. Apologies at the outset. I shall have sent this letter confidentially to you, but the communication clampdown enforced by the 5% miscreants upon the 95% peace-lovers in the Valley compelled me to do otherwise. I hope you understand. I am just a commoner, […]

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