One Man as a Whole Generation: The Unfinished War of Zakaria Zubeidi

One Man as a Whole Generation: The Unfinished War of Zakaria Zubeidi

Zakaria Zubeidi is one of six Palestinian prisoners who, on September 6, tunneled their way out of Gilboa, a notorious, high-security Israeli prison. Zubeidi was recaptured a few days later. The large bruises on Zubeidi’s face told a harrowing story, that of a daring escape and of a violent arrest. However, the story does not […]

Dr Akhter Hameed Khan’s 22nd Death Anniversary

Dr Akhter Hameed Khan’s 22nd Death Anniversary

“One of the greatest Pakistanis was Akhter Hameed Khan…he proved to people that the moment you empower the people, the people can look after themselves.” — Prime Minster Imran Khan World-famous social scientist Dr Akhter Hameed Khan was born in Agra (India) on July 15, 1914, and died on October 9, 1999. He was the […]

Why J&K’s healthcare system is at stake with the All-India Quota

Why J&K’s healthcare system is at stake with the All-India Quota

When a very small change in the initial conditions, such as the flapping of butterfly wings, creates significantly large changes in the wold, like the causation of tornadoes several weeks after the flapping, it is called “the butterfly effect”. Simply put, “small unnoticed actions with serious large consequences” is what it means. And this phenomenon […]

Her Wedding

Her Wedding

“Let me die,” she whispered in my ear. I shouted loudly, “But why?” She looked at the ceiling, trying to hold back her tears, but it couldn’t help; she cried. Her throat became heavy as she cried her heart out. She said, “I curse myself for fantasising about things. Reality has destroyed me.” At this […]

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Autumn is mostly the season of fall, but it is a season of colours and mesmerising beauty. Golden and crimson hues dominate the scene. Crispy leaves form a carpet. The morning breeze is infused with a novelty that invigorates the soul, and the drops of morning dew shine like pearls on being kissed by the […]

On Afghanistan and Legitimate Resistance

On Afghanistan and Legitimate Resistance

Should Hamas, Hezbollah learn from the Taliban? An urgent task is awaiting us: considering the progression of events, we must quickly liberate ourselves from the limits and confines placed on the Afghanistan discourse, which have been imposed by US-centered Western propaganda for over 20 years, and counting. A first step is that we must not […]

The Pious Promise

The Pious Promise

“I promise to pay the bearer the sum of Rupees…” This is written on every currency note to say that it is genuine and not counterfeit. The Reserve Bank of India promises the bearer to pay the value of the note. All financial and banking functions run smoothly as society has full faith in the […]

Mahbub-Ul-Aalam Hazrat Shaikh Hamza Makhdum (RA)

Mahbub-Ul-Aalam Hazrat Shaikh Hamza Makhdum (RA)

Part 2 (Extract from the book, ‘The Wonderful Miracles of Sufi Saints of Kashmir’, a translation of 150-year-old manuscript ‘Majmooa Masmooa’ authored by Pirzada Ghulam Rasool Shaiva, father of historian Hasan Khoihami) In the beginning Hamza hated to mix with people and would go alone to uninhabited or abandoned sites and monuments. He would sit […]

Extract from the book, ‘The Wonderful Miracles of Sufi Saints of Kashmir’, a translation of 150-year-old manuscript ‘Majmooa Masmooa’ authored by Pirzada Ghulam Rasool Shaiva, father of historian Hasan Khoihami.

Extract from the book, ‘The Wonderful Miracles of Sufi Saints of Kashmir’, a translation of 150-year-old manuscript ‘Majmooa Masmooa’ authored by Pirzada Ghulam Rasool Shaiva, father of historian Hasan Khoihami.

MAHBUB-UL-AALAM HAZRAT SHAIKH HAMZA MAKHDUM (RA) Part 1 He hailed from the Chandar Vanshi dynasty of kings. In Vedic times, the rulers of Aryans used to be either from Suraj Vanshi or Chandar Vanshi dynasties, according to the Devmalas of Hindus. One dynasty would trace its family tree to the Sun and the other to […]