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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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The Phenomenon of Discrimination in Times of Pandemic

The Phenomenon of Discrimination in Times of Pandemic

Muslims in India have become scapegoats for any government failure, in this case, to control the coronavirus. People have long back turned their backs to morality and universal brotherhood. People belonging to other castes, races, religions, communities are now seen as an enemy by people belonging to the majority community. Consequently, this is making the fight against the pandemic in India more complicated as a whole.

Samreen Tak Present times are arduous not only for India but for the whole of humanity. Lives are constantly under risk due to the outbreak of this deadly novel-coronavirus, which has claimed 617K lives worldwide so far. Currently, the death toll in India has reached 28K. The outbreak has been declared an epidemic in more […]

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Reverting Hagia Sophia back to Mosque

Reverting Hagia Sophia back to Mosque

The Hagia Sophia, an architecturally famous structure in Istanbul Turkey, is in news because of the judgment of Turkey's top administrative court which termed its conversion of 1930s into a museum as illegal. Since then the judgment has been a matter of debate among various circles.Waseem Makai reviews the opinions of various prominent personalities all across the world which came as endorsements or criticism of the Hagia Sophia Judgment.

Waseem Makai When Osman Serdinciwas brought in front of the prosecution body, he was unmoved and unflinching in his monologue: “The prosecutor brought this case to the wrong place and it would have been better if he had sent the file to Greece…This comparison drives me crazy…it seems as if I see a representative of […]

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TAKING ON CORONA – THE NOVEL WAY

TAKING ON CORONA – THE NOVEL WAY

SAMEER FIDA HUSSAIN The lean and thin man was crying at the top of his voice. Uttering a particular areas name in a periodic sequence, he was trying his best to bundle in as many passengers as he could. It seemed that he was trying to prove a point to his driver. The driver was […]

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Pandit oligarchy and Occupation: A historical perspective

Pandit oligarchy and Occupation: A historical perspective

Khan Khawar Achakzai The Pandits acted as the grinding slabs for the Dogras. The subjugation was so pronounced that word pandit became synonymous with ‘Maharaj’ (Mahra). The Kashmiri Brahmins (also known as Pandits) are known to have enjoyed favours and patronage of every ruler in Kashmir, native or foreign. The Pandit oligarchy was considered sharp […]

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‘Kus Bani Koshur Crorepati’: using entertainment as soft power

‘Kus Bani Koshur Crorepati’: using entertainment as soft power

Basharat Islam Industrial Capitalism, two world wars, and the economic depression had devastated everything in the world, principally peace and mental steadiness. Horror engrossed every human soul and nothing looked beautiful. The world populace required something to sooth them, which could bring them out of the psychological trauma, that the combats, bereavements, and destruction had […]

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