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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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Reimagining and revisiting the history of Kashmiris

Reimagining and revisiting the history of Kashmiris

Syed Suhail Yaqoob It was a routine discussion on sociology. Within the time it converged to political discussion. Kashmiri’s restrained discussions often converge to politics and we have become habitual to it. It is our oppressed history that has converted us habitual to politics. We have seen worst kinds of abuses; both physical and psychological. […]

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Injured by India, embraced by Kashmir

Injured by India, embraced by Kashmir

Malik Fiza While Kashmiris were facing problems in the mainland India, the Dalits of Rajasthan found in Kashmir a real paradise on earth. Soon after the harsh winter was over I went for a long ride. It was on my return from the saffron valley of Pampore that my eyes landed on two tiny hands […]

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Red Paradise

Red Paradise

Zahid Mantoo and Ather Mantoo In winter, the silent night, the “flurry” snow of “white paradise” and a sigh of peace. At dawn, the “blizzard” with blowing snow from “Pir Panjal”. …limbs rive in the orchards of paradise. It is not the chlamydomonas nivalis(algae) Growing in the orchard’s of paradise that turns white into red… […]

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What prevents India from ratifying Convention against Torture (CAT)?

What prevents India from ratifying Convention against Torture (CAT)?

Nasir Qadri Rizwan Asad Pandit, a 28-year-old school principal, was last year detained under Public Safety Act (PSA) -detention without trial- for having affiliation with socio-religious-organization Jama’at-e-Islami (JeI) in Jammu and Kashmir, claims family.¹ His detention was rendered illegal by the state High Court and directed his immediate release. Instead of releasing him, Zulkarnain, his […]

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The Lost Heaven

The Lost Heaven

Hurmat Altaf Beauty is everywhere, heavenly one was here. Mountains are all around, echoing voices used to go round and round. Lakes and rivers were the allure of this heaven, like that of the beauty of Helen. Tulips of this heaven used to bloom, until they met those who began to revulsion. Birds like dove, […]