Personality

 Ramzy Baroud

Uniting Fatah, Not Palestinians: The Dubious Role of Mohammed Shtayyeh

Uniting Fatah, Not Palestinians: The Dubious Role of Mohammed Shtayyeh

Political commentators sympathetic to the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Fatah Movement, in particular, fanned out as soon as the news was announced of Mohammad Shtayyeh’s appointment as the new Palestinian Prime Minister. It is no surprise to witness this gush of support and enthusiasm, for Shtayyeh is a Fatah man, par excellence. Gone are […]

 Web Desk

Is Shah Faesal narrative ‘old wine in new bottle’?

Is Shah Faesal narrative ‘old wine in new bottle’?

Safina Chowdhary This is truly news of an unusual surprise that Mr. Shah Faesal is joining politics. What is more flabbergasting is that according to him he is joining politics for a purpose other than those already therein in the camp. Amid these surprises one thing is for sure, Faisal is making history of his […]

 Javeed Ali

Story of Manjot Singh Kohli and her Muslim friend, Samreen

Story of Manjot Singh Kohli and her Muslim friend, Samreen

Manjot Singh Kohli is a 23-year-old Sikh girl from Udhampur district who is an activist catering to activities related to societal and human rights. Of late, her name is buzzing on news platforms particularly on social media and why not, she has come up with the inspirational act which is quite praised worthy and touching. […]

 Umair Rashid

A tale of two mournings

A tale of two mournings

Since we have been witnessing and bearing the pangs of our tragedies from the 1990s but the year 2018 may be the most agonizing and tragic year in the conflict history of Kashmir. During this year many towering intellectuals – scholars like Dr. Mannan Wani, Dr. Sabzar Sofi, Prof. Mohammad Rafi Bhat and a promising […]

 Mohammad Ashraf Khwaja

Of Robert Thorpe and the colonial narrative in Kashmir

Of Robert Thorpe and the colonial narrative in Kashmir

Robert Thorpe, a British Army officer, is believed to have visited Kashmir as a tourist in 1865 AD when Maharaja Ranbir Singh was the ruler of the state. A theory is being developed by some ‘Thorp sympathisers’ that he was allegedly murdered in November 1868 by the forces of Ranbir Singh for his ‘crime’ of […]

 Shahid Lone

My Friend, Heir to Hussain

My Friend, Heir to Hussain

The dawn transcended distance and before its hope could tend the bigger universe, gloom descended in the frosty air of our courtyard with the cauterized smell. As soon as we were wide awake, the first-morning breeze turned into toxic fumes sucking up all our breath and shattering the little universe of ours with the pangs […]

 Ahsan Akram

Friends and foes accept Geelani can neither be bought nor bowed down

Friends and foes accept Geelani can neither be bought nor bowed down

An epitome of courage and morality, the 89-year-old veteran Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has spent more than two decades of his life behind bars and is presently facing house arrest for more than eight years. Suffering from multiple ailments including kidney problems, heart ailment, and bronchitis, his one kidney and gallbladder were removed […]

 Arshid Aziz

Mohamad Ishaq Parray: a household name in South Kashmir

Mohamad Ishaq Parray: a household name in South Kashmir

“History of the world is the biography of the great man… The great man always acts like a thunder. He storms the skies, while others are waiting to be stormed”. Thomas Carlyle. In a conflict-ridden Kashmir, many stories are unheard and many persons are unknown who have given a lot of sacrifices to the movement […]

 Umair Ul Umar

His Orphanhood – A Dark Dismal Secret

His Orphanhood – A Dark Dismal Secret

The last 71 years have seen Jammu and Kashmir groaning under occupation. However, the last four-and-a-half years have been a real testing time for the whole nation. The biggest irony of our times is that armed struggle has become a taboo while modern states like India unleash violence to curb dissent and systematically use disproportionate […]

 Web Desk

Pen with a gun

Pen with a gun

Shah Hussain  Gun is neutral- Men make it evil. It’s the hands behind the gun that matters the most. Undoubtedly, Manan’s hands are tidy however those of oppressors are not! There is no harm in saying the crude truth. No matter, even if it sets all tongues wagging, I do not hesitate to call a […]