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China, India and the String of Pearls

China, India and the String of Pearls

The Chinese intrusion should not be seen as an isolated event but a consistent policy to contain India. China’s containment policy of India relies on foreign investment, economic dominance, nurturing friends and exploiting India’s faulty foreign policy.

Syed Suhail Yaqoob The present world is in bad shape. Probably, after the Second World War, the crisis of such a magnitude has occurred. The spread of Covid-19 has halted the progress of every economic and social system in every country. Major economies worldwide have witnessed a steep decline in economic growth, a rise in […]

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In an interview with Dr. Aijaz Ashraf Wani

In an interview with Dr. Aijaz Ashraf Wani

By narrating the policies of the state leaders and their disjuncture with the perceived political outcomes, this book argues that the policy of coercion and manufacturing consent only created a ‘cool peace’ in Kashmir and that too at the alter of heavy men and material costs as well as the image of the contending parties. As the conflict owes its origin to the politics of deceit and deception of the Indian and Kashmiri leadership with the people of the Kashmir, the policy of development, corruption, coercion and denial of democracy deployed to create order in ‘disorder’ functioned inversely making Kashmir a smoldering volcano which erupted in 1989-90.

Dr. Aijaz Ashraf Wani (Sr. Assistant Professor Political Science University of Kashmir) and author of the recent book ‘What Happened to Governance in Kashmir’ published by Oxford University Press 2019 in an exclusive interview with Dr. Javid Ahmad Ahanger (Ph.D Political Science AMU) about his journey from small village Nowdal in Tral to University of […]

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The Portrait of Internet Shutdown in Jammu & Kashmir

The Portrait of Internet Shutdown in Jammu & Kashmir

Article 370 has a significant importance for the Indian subcontinent. Maharaja Hari Singh signed the controversial Instrument of Accession with the Government of India in October 1947 and JK became the part of the Union of India. It was stipulated that special provisions would be granted to the people of Jammu & Kashmir.

Arsalan Ahmed It has been more than a year since India strips Kashmir of special status and divides it into two union territories. The constitutional changes and unilateral bifurcation, as the critics say, was a constitutional fraud done by legal sleight of hand. An advisory dated August 2 2019 was issued by the home department […]

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Mapping the Kashmir Trajectories, Deep State and Drabu’s Pandit Question

Mapping the Kashmir Trajectories, Deep State and Drabu’s Pandit Question

India ‘governs’ J&K, as is evident from its policies vis-à-vis the region, through militaristic means. A study of the policies of the pre-1947 de-facto Hindu Dogra state shows that the current state of affairs is nothing but an extension of the Dogra regime.

Dr. Javid Ahmad Ahanger & Muzamil Yaqoob For more than seventy years since the Indian state has administered the ‘contested’ territory of Jammu and Kashmir, its future is yet to be settled within the ambit of peoples’ aspirations. Over these years, the incessant cycles of violence, hostility, and somewhat egoistic attitude of the stakeholders’ viz., […]

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Manchaly ka Sauda

Manchaly ka Sauda

Manchaly ka Sauda is a masterpiece Serial written by Ashfaq Ahmed, which was aired by PTV in the early 1990s. It is a story of a spiritual journey of Irshad, a multi-millionaire divorcee, who looks for the truth about his life and its spiritual essence.

Faheem Ahmad Manchaly ka Sauda is a masterpiece Serial written by Ashfaq Ahmed, which was aired by PTV in the early 1990s. It is a story of a spiritual journey of Irshad, a multi-millionaire divorcee, who looks for the truth about his life and its spiritual essence. As he embraces the spiritual journey of life, […]

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Mapping an Annexation of Kashmir

Mapping an Annexation of Kashmir

It’s been 12 months. A complete abrogation of democracy and an unconscionable suppression of civil and democratic rights. The killings and the dehumanization of the indigenous people, massive extraction of resources under the guise of development and a forcible demographic change are being carried out. Democracy has been denied to Kashmiris for the last seven decades and today Kashmiris are facing an existential threat in the face of India’s settler colonialism.

Sahir Bilal Kashmir is a dystopia of post-apocalyptic age. What would George Orwell have made of the Kashmir situation in 2020? What Orwell says to us about Kashmir today? Orwell captures some sense of living in today’s Kashmir with extensive government overreach, mass surveillance and repressive regimentation of all persons and behaviors by the Indian […]

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Eid ul Adha: Legacy of Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH)

Eid ul Adha: Legacy of Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH)

Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH) played an incredibly important role in the history of humankind. He (PBUH) was born in an age in which people were defiant and ignorant about the worship of one God. His people mostly lived for the sake of materialism. They worshipped idols made of stones, wood, or some other objects. These were the gods of the home, and their worship was seen as a vital affair of daily life and was thought to lead to better health and good fortunes in family life.

AbuBakr Fazili This weekend, many Muslims across the world are celebrating Eid-ul-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice. Prophet Ibrahim’s (Peace be upon him) willingness to sacrifice inspires the Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Adha. It epitomizes the reverence of One God, confidence in His Prophets (Peace be upon them) ways, and righteous living. Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH) played an […]

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Desperation Towards COVID-19 may Lead to AMR Pandemic

Desperation Towards COVID-19 may Lead to AMR Pandemic

The current pandemic will be remembered as a momentous event in the history of humankind. However, among the emerging infectious diseases, AMR will persist over and above the COVID-19 pandemic.

Suriya Rehman World is in the middle of a pandemic caused by SARS-COV-2 virus (COVID-19) which is a significant global health crisis after Spanish influenza in the beginning of 20th century. Progressive drastic steps are being enforced to minimize the transmission of the disease. In recent years, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been referred to as […]

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An Open Letter to my Future Wife

An Open Letter to my Future Wife

Nikah is a beautiful adhesive bond of opposites. This magnetic relation is the most cherished yearning. Men and women are twin halves of each other. Nuptial –knot is an obligation to please benevolent God.

ABID RASHID BABA Whosoever you are, may God shower choicest blessings on you. Hope this open letter finds you in pink health. Sorry to burst your bubble but I would like you to know my story before you embark on a lifetime journey with me. To be brutally honest, the Institution of marriage in Kashmir […]

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What Happened to Governance in Kashmir? By Aijaz Ashraf Wani

What Happened to Governance in Kashmir? By Aijaz Ashraf Wani

Analyzing the various socio-economic and political strategies, besides military and cultural schemes that were brought into use to manage the state of affairs in the region, Aijaz Ashraf Wani's book is the first work on the theme to bring together the different dimensions of state, politics and governance in one frame. Writes Musaib Rasool.

Musaib Rasool The book under review moves beyond the topics that have been the focus of most available literature on Kashmir over the past several decades. It studies the state of Jammu and Kashmir from the standpoint of an ‘exceptional state’ rather than a ‘normal state’ and contains the mass of information on the question […]

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