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Sultan Sikandar: In The Light of History

Sultan Sikandar: In The Light of History

Syed Mustafa Ahmad There is an inherent flaw in history writing. Facts can be hidden and as well exaggerated to prove the arguments one desires, though the lacunas would remain there to make the thesis be declared null and void later. This happens everywhere. We deconstruct Aurangzeb by hiding facts as Jadu Nath Sarkar did […]

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Mawlāna Idrīs Kandhalwi’s Sīrah al-Mustafā: Views of Some Modern Scholars

Mawlāna Idrīs Kandhalwi’s Sīrah al-Mustafā: Views of Some Modern Scholars

Javeed Ahmad Malik Introduction Thousands of books have been written on the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and God knows how many more can be written in this field in the future, but it is quite obvious that justice can never be done to his blessed biography in a single work. Nevertheless, the last quarter […]

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Another Autumn

Another Autumn

Syed Mustafa Ahmad Another Autumn has come, to haunt us again. Same sighs and worthy pleas Striking the firmament to fall silently. Pale leaves trampled out of shape Carried away by the blood thirsty winds here and there. Lifeless trees moving to be called living; Otherwise, the chests are too cold to be called alive. […]

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M Tech student cracks NEET-2020; fulfils mother’s wish

M Tech student cracks NEET-2020; fulfils mother’s wish

To crack a prestigious exam has always been a career-oriented attempt. Here Nadeem Gul writes about his friend, an engineering graduate now pursuing M Tech, who cracked NEET 2020 just to bring a smile to the face of his mother.

Nadeem Gul As soon as the results of NEET-2020 (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) were announced, a good number of inspiring stories started to pour in, depicting the struggles of Kashmiri students at individual and collective levels to see through the highly sought-after NEET exams. One such unbelievable account comes in the story of Waqas […]

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My Wedding Wallet

My Wedding Wallet

'I was rejected twice for not being a government servant before I met my dead bride.'

ABID RASHID BABA Just because we embarked on Noah’s Ark in twos doesn’t mean we have to complete the entire trip in pairs. But then we can’t go against the universal scheme. Loneliness is reserved for God and every mortal is expected to pair up for life. Jane Austen firmly believed that one could marry […]

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After you left

After you left

Omair Bhat 1) it’s this grief of your leaving that has frozen the frost in light it scratches the surface of sky’s glass from beneath with the knife edge of snow’s sorrow on a full moon night a spur of wind escapes earth to adjust the white handkerchief on your face in the grave the […]

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In between Living spaces: Expansion and extinction?

In between Living spaces: Expansion and extinction?

Kashmir's economic dependence creates political dependency and vice versa. It means a cycle of dependency created the creed and generation of weak multitudes who may easily and comfortably give-in into any craft of dominant narrative.

Muzammil Ahad Dar Lebensraum is signifying Hitler’s policy of expansion to create living spaces for Germans in the adjacent European countries. The indigenous population was displaced in respective geographical areas/regions. Besides geographical attributes, Hitler has racial considerations and political motivations too. The belief in German superiority and extremely menial view of other racial or religious […]

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Kashmir: Linguistic Crisis at The Doorstep

Kashmir: Linguistic Crisis at The Doorstep

With the abrogation of article 370, the Muslim population of Jammu and Kashmir feels their identity under threat. Language is one of the factors which comprise an identity of an individual or a nation. Manzoor Ahmad Rather writes a detailed piece about the existential threat to the Kashmiri language.

Manzoor Ahmad Rather Chronologically, on December 3, 2018, the Ministry of HRD officially tweeted that the Kashmiri language on the Bhasha Sangam program is removed in response to the raised sentiments with respect to Religion-based Version of language by Kashmiri Hindus, which had isolated the Kashmiri language at national level till today. By revoking Article […]

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Three Poems

Three Poems

Syed Aamir Sharief Qadri In Kashmir, where violence and death act as a daily reminder of oppression, the traditional symbols of love, beauty and comfort too seem to represent an unconventional reality. Colours, flowers, home- all in one way or another have come to symbolize killings, loss, longing, commemoration and mourning, collectively making it an […]

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Engineer Muhammad Ali Mirza and Sectarianism

Engineer Muhammad Ali Mirza and Sectarianism

The scourge of sectarianism is eating away the unity of muslim-fraternity from the inside. In such times, any person or scholar who works tirelessly for overcoming differences and creating unity deserves not only attention but also appreciation. Faizan Farooq has dedicated this article to one such young scholar, Engineer Muhammed Ali Mirza. The importance of his work has also been highlighted in detail.

Faizan Farooq  Religion is an objective-doctrine but since the concepts it concerns itself with are non-quantitative in nature it is bound to be tainted by subjective interpretations when approached by humans. Subjective influence on religion is so ubiquitous that almost all world-religions evolved and diversified into sects due to difference in perception and understanding. Every […]

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