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‘Kus Bani Koshur Crorepati’: using entertainment as soft power

‘Kus Bani Koshur Crorepati’: using entertainment as soft power

Basharat Islam Industrial Capitalism, two world wars, and the economic depression had devastated everything in the world, principally peace and mental steadiness. Horror engrossed every human soul and nothing looked beautiful. The world populace required something to sooth them, which could bring them out of the psychological trauma, that the combats, bereavements, and destruction had […]

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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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Red Paradise

Red Paradise

Zahid Mantoo and Ather Mantoo In winter, the silent night, the “flurry” snow of “white paradise” and a sigh of peace. At dawn, the “blizzard” with blowing snow from “Pir Panjal”. …limbs rive in the orchards of paradise. It is not the chlamydomonas nivalis(algae) Growing in the orchard’s of paradise that turns white into red… […]

 Dr Ashraf Lone

A short meeting between a Kashmiri and an Indian at India Gate

A short meeting between a Kashmiri and an Indian at India Gate

I arrived in Delhi in the morning. From the airport, I went straight to Jama’ Masjid for stay, as this is the place where most of the Kashmiris reside when visiting Delhi. Next day after having lunch at around 02:00 pm, I left my hotel, where I was residing, for India Gate. I reached there […]

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What prevents India from ratifying Convention against Torture (CAT)?

What prevents India from ratifying Convention against Torture (CAT)?

Nasir Qadri Rizwan Asad Pandit, a 28-year-old school principal, was last year detained under Public Safety Act (PSA) -detention without trial- for having affiliation with socio-religious-organization Jama’at-e-Islami (JeI) in Jammu and Kashmir, claims family.¹ His detention was rendered illegal by the state High Court and directed his immediate release. Instead of releasing him, Zulkarnain, his […]

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From Kathua to Bandipora – the painful saga continues

From Kathua to Bandipora – the painful saga continues

Sameer Fida Hussain  The gruesome rape of a three-year-old girl in Malikpora Trehgam area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district has sent shock waves across the valley. The gory incident triggered unabated protests across the valley. Gauging by the intensity of protests that rocked Kashmir on Sunday and today, one can simply say that the high […]

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Ideological brainwashing or education in real sense

Ideological brainwashing or education in real sense

Sheikh Saqib Social media is abuzz today with broad concepts of schooling in the vein of both righteous and immoral education. One often circumnavigates the online world to acquire knowledge, develop critical thinking skills, and strengthen particular research in view of a failed education system with flawed tuition support. But in Kashmir, this becomes a […]

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From Curfew Passes to Road Pass: A New Journey of Public Hardships

From Curfew Passes to Road Pass: A New Journey of Public Hardships

Tanveer Ahmad Khan  Among all the parameters of development maintenance and construction of the road for the public are of paramount. Despite connecting distinct areas, roads make a crucial contribution to the social and economic development of the nation. They open new frontiers of marketing, enhance employment opportunities, improving health and social status, and reinforcing […]

 Masuood Maqsood

Jhelum – A short story

Jhelum – A short story

As the night held her empty thoughts to be planted far off on the burning stars, Sheen’s sojourn with the dark night was snapped by the call from her father. “Sheena, Sheena” rippled through her mind like an old watermill brought to life by a sudden flow of water and in a voice that sounded […]

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