Personality

 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 […]

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Of a rebel and his grieving friend

Of a rebel and his grieving friend

Benish Mehraj His mother was running after the funeral, singing lullaby for him, chanting songs for her beloved. The place of his burial was far but she might have prayed to run as long as her life. She gazed her son and the sun that was about to set. The green, black flags covered sky […]

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Decoding Imran Khan: Struggle, Vision and Success

Decoding Imran Khan: Struggle, Vision and Success

Pir Bilal Baba and M. Altaf Imran Khan Niazi was born in 1952 at Lahore into a well off Pashtun family. He received an oxford university education studying politics and economics but his real passion was sports. He began, as most greats do playing at a very early age in Pakistan and then continued in […]

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Maqbool Bhat’s Execution – People who were responsible became his heirs

Maqbool Bhat’s Execution – People who were responsible became his heirs

Ahsan Akram Shaheed Maqbool Bhat along with his two colleagues, Riyaz Dar and Hamid Bhat, were handed over to JK Police by people of Langate in 1976 mistakenly as thieves. He was sent to Tihar Jail, Delhi while other two were lodged in Central Jail, Srinagar. Since 1976, he had spent seven to eight years […]

 Umer farooq Sofi

A suicidal martyrdom

A suicidal martyrdom

An opinion should be realistic, understanding and much more transparent. Something that is to be treated with severe sacristy and utmost purity. All of us have had opinions, about life, about the things that are part of it and about our death too. Most of the times the first too are primarily thought of more […]

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Remembering Junaid Mattoo

Remembering Junaid Mattoo

Zahid Mushtaq  He did every single act he intended to do and said every last thing he meant to say, used every snippet of what he had, until the dawn doomed on 17 of June 2107, and for a person like him there would be no greater aspiration than that. The admiration of the admirable […]

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Mehbooba Mufti, Do you hear us!

Mehbooba Mufti, Do you hear us!

Umer Gulzar, Abrar Reyaz and Umar Hassan Dear Chief Minister, We hope you are pained by the vicious cycle of death in our homeland. It seems that there is no one to stop these inhumane acts and on the top of that this dance of death is relished and celebrated by India’s army, its various […]

 Omer Farooq

Sopore woman challenges patriarchy by socio religious activism

Sopore woman challenges patriarchy by socio religious activism

Sopore, 15 May 2018: Born in New Colony area of Apple Town, Mubeena Ramzan is an epitome of bravery, straightforwardness ever since her childhood. Mubeena, in her late thirties, runs two institutions: Jamia Islamia Mahdul Muslimat, based in Sopore and in Srinagar under the aegis of a registered public trust namely ‘Mahdul Muslimat Educational Trust.’ […]