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 […]
Azra Choudhary, a Jammu massacre victim: the journey to Islam and translation of Tazkeer ul Quran into Dogri
Story of her life, her childhood in the most difficult conditions, her journey to Islam, translation of Quran and also the story of her mother, a victim of the Jammu massacre in 1947.
This is the story of Azra Chowdhary’s legendary life, how she began her childhood in the most difficult conditions, her journey to Islam and larger purpose as she toiled through her difficulties. Also the story ofher mother, a victim of the Jammu massacre in 1947. Azra Choudhary, a Jammuite Muslim and former govt employee, had […]
"Popularity is meaningless to great men. From a spiritual point of view ,neither popularity elevates anyone's status nor does concealment diminish it. But when a person gains recognition his contribution in any field is always remembered while the unsung ones often slip into oblivion that i reckon as injustice.
Some people meet their maker after receiving worldly commendation for every good they do. However, some meet their end without coming into public notice although they also contribute to society considerably. Truth be told, popularity is meaningless to great men. From a spiritual point of view, neither popularity elevates anyone’s status nor does concealment diminish […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]