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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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The rape maniacs of a virgin society (in lieu of Sopore rape shame)

The rape maniacs of a virgin society  (in lieu of Sopore rape shame)

Meer Abass and Aurangzeb Arif “To ask the victim what lies beneath the misery. They say, I was never a part of this world.” Ever been to lanes of mockery, then you find what it takes the decorum of disgrace. The infamous rape of a girl child by the demonic 50-year-old beast has made me […]

 Sheikh Umar Ahmad

Rising epidemic of Drug Abuse in Kashmir

Rising epidemic of Drug Abuse in Kashmir

There is a dire need for moral counseling sessions to valley youth at various social & educational forums to get over with this tide of rising substance abuse in Kashmir People in Kashmir have been through decades of violence and depression resulting in an epidemic of traumatic disorders among its population. Post stress co-morbidities like […]

 Khan Ah Hilal

A short trip to ‘The Capital of Biryani’

A short trip to ‘The Capital of Biryani’

They say “better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times”. I have been traveling to India every year as a part of my travel plan to explore new things. This year, after being sent back from Qazigund due to inclement weather conditions when valley received season’s second snowfall, I kick-started my […]

 Javeed Ali

Wall of kindess: the humanitarian effort to unite humanity

Wall of kindess: the humanitarian effort to unite humanity

Kashmir is known for hospitality and generosity throughout the World. People here are always ready to render services whenever the situation demands. This winter as the freezing cold gripped valley, a group of volunteers associated with a global organization “Who is Hussain” has come up with an initiative which had originally started in Mashhad city […]

 Ayshia Zehgeer

Gender justice: a conversation long overdue

Gender justice: a conversation long overdue

In the past couple of months, more particularly, amidst voices getting shriller across the globe against instances of sexual assault, which triggered an enormous global response supporting women who came out against their violators, there have been growing apprehensions on the other side about the movement being “misused” to take out personal vendetta, across circles. […]

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Fading cultural pluralism

Fading cultural pluralism

Zeenat Manzoor Cultural pluralism is a beautiful attribute in a society that leads to the promotion of coordinated and harmonious relationship among the people. And it is this relationship that contributes to love, peace, and harmony. Cultural pluralism helps to preserve the unique traditions, identities, and languages of the many cultures within a society. It makes […]

 Dr Javed Jamil

#MeToo movement is another stunt with little positive

#MeToo movement is another stunt with little positive

#MeTooMovement has now hit India. Every day, new victims are emerging with new victimizers. India is fast becoming westernized in terms of the laws, culture and their impact. The stories will keep hitting the media. New cases will register with lawyers on both sides ensuring tremendous earning for them. Media of course will keep the […]

 Dr Javed Jamil

Supreme Court Judgement is Death-Knell for Family

Supreme Court Judgement is Death-Knell for Family

The debate on the decriminalisation of homosexuality had not yet died down that the verdict resulting in decriminalisation of adultery has hit the headlines. So with the two “historical” verdicts in September 2018 on Homosexuality and Adultery, the corporatisation of Indian Legal System has almost reached its zenith. Market driven sex and sexuality will now […]

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