A Haunting Episode!!
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A Haunting Episode!!

15 years have passed since then,but it is haunting as if it was just the other night, writes Aojhal Junaid    It was the final day of Ramadhan,and the family was all up at the dining mat to witness the…

Kashmir: Decoding 2016 UPRISING
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Kashmir: Decoding 2016 UPRISING

  By Ibrahim Khaja   In an asymmetrical warfare when the grandeur of a mighty state is challenged by a powerless civilian population it symbolizes more than public anger. It hurts the moral basis of its legitimate claims on the controlled…

A dream
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A dream

By Javaid Nisar   Tonight I can sleep solitarily in peace, After the burns of the compound decades, Leaving the aroma and the ashes of incense, For the tenderfeet to the room of oppressed world Tonight I can sleep solitarily…

UP Elections 2017: A drift towards soft Hindutva
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UP Elections 2017: A drift towards soft Hindutva

By Anwarul Hoda As the results started showing clear mandate to BJP in Uttar Pradesh poll, different versions of narratives against the previous predictions started flowing on social media sites. The defeat of BJP was almost assumed before the exit…

Reinterpreting the Pandit Migration
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Reinterpreting the Pandit Migration

By Junaid Wani Kashmir from 1213-1236 was under the rule of king Raja Deva, whose hobby was to oppress the scholarly Pandits of valley. It is rather confusing as to why a king should oppress the Pandit scholars during a…

Freedom and Rebellion
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Freedom and Rebellion

By Shahid Lone My soul passes through villages, towns and cities, Hearing the echoes of freedom colored with crimson cries; My soul sours in the firmament of that promised dawn, The dawn of unbound, complete freedom and rising with brawn;…

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Why?

By Ishfaq Yatoo That dreadful sight! When I peeped through my glass pane And saw some tall khaki robed man; A scary view under my neighbour’s portico! Quivering and Thirsty… Thirst of Blood! Social to unsocial…         Mouthpiece of chair-mongers……

VIOLENCE, ITS CAUSES AND SOLUTION
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VIOLENCE, ITS CAUSES AND SOLUTION

By Omer Farooq Today no religion or ideology is exempted from violence or extremism. But the gruesome face of violence in which whole human society is scorching is the one carried by State, be it domestic or internal, in the form…

Silence is brutal than violence
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Silence is brutal than violence

"Peace is not only disturbed by the violence of few people But also by the silence of some people." -Anonymous By UmerSaleemBhat Everyone around the globe seems to be peace thirsty, some others pretend to be. Eagle's eye view of the…

KASHMIR: WHAT NEXT?
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KASHMIR: WHAT NEXT?

With the calm of winter breaking the 5 month long violent protests in Kashmir, it provides an opportunity to look back and reflect on what has transpired. Unfortunately once again a realization seems to have set in that nothing tangible…

Essence of veil
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Culture

Essence of veil

“And tell to the believing women to lower their gaze from looking at forbidden things and protect their private parts and not to expose their adornments except only that which is apparent and to draw their veils all over  and…