• Why call kettle black?

    When Dr. Farooq Abdullah took over as Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy in UPA-II, people of Jammu and Kashmir were very happy, some were even ecstatic. They knew that as head of that ministry, ...

  • Running away from reality

    Humans are, by nature, programmed not to look squarely into the face of a tragedy. Gloom is unpopular and, as such, people have perfected the art of “out of sight, out of mind” escapism....

  • Introducing youth to own history

    The wanton wilderness exhibited by our youth particularly teenagers calls for an introspection and immediate redressing steps. It is not a normal sign when a whole generation parrots and apes cultures that are not only alien but contradictory to the aesthetic ...

  • Building tolerant society

    Tolerant and accommodative societies have always proved prolific and pregnant with novel and beneficial ideas which have been transformed for the overall betterment of the masses. Kashmiri society has exhibited resilient...

  • ‘Achhe Din …’

    Modi’s “Achhe Din Aayenge” was a beautiful catchphrase that really caught the popular imagination two years back, but today it still remains to be seen as to how many people have actually witnessed dawn of “better days” and how many still nurse the hope of better days ahead....

  • For how long…?

    In the Legislative Assembly here other day, opposition National Conference and Congress legislators protested against the government for its inability to control price rise. This is perhaps for ...

  • Depoliticize mundane

    Not a single day passes without some kind of protests being held at some or the other place in the Valley. In order to register their protest, people usually hit a nearby road or highway and block it for hours, completely oblivious to the hardships and inconveniences...

  • Rethink Kashmir

    If the resurgence of militancy in Kashmir is taken at its face value, it is really worrisome. And given the fact that the new breed of militants are drawing from the indigenous human resource...

  • Beyond rhetoric

    Any serious commentary on the politics of Kashmir tends to be disdainful of the political elite; and more than their ‘person’, of their politicizing the mundane for selfish ends....

  • Respect Ramazan

    The amount and extent of institutionalized corruption in Jammu and Kashmir quite reasonably justifies its position among the top in the list of corrupt states. Not a single day here passes without some officials...

  • It’s not so easy!

    The government has once again announced certain sops, like the provision of land for setting up industrial units, for those wanting to start such business ventures. Few sops were earlier also announced for those wanting to venture into the tourism business. ...

  • Don’t divide people

    This Sunday the Mela Khir Bhawani once again saw Kashmiri Muslims and Hindus mingling together at Tulmul – the way they have always been for centuries. While thousands of Kashmiri Hindus (Pandits) converged at Tulmul for yearly religious ...

  • The earth needs some attention

    While people all over the world are becoming environment conscious with every passing day, Jammu and Kashmir is yet to rise to the occasion. As for debates, seminars and issuing of statements is concerned, this State too doesn’t lag behind but when it comes to practical deliverance, one has to cut a sorry figure. ...

  • Polythene legislation is inevitable

    The government on Wednesday told the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council that it will soon come up with a legislation to make use of polythene in the state a cognizable offence....

  • Children are waiting for justice

    Though the Jammu and Kashmir Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act was enacted in 2013 and thereafter then government entered into Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Government of India in 2014, ...