EDITORIAL

Prioritize ‘Social’

Prioritize ‘Social’

Blame it on the political turmoil and the subsequent violence, Jammu and Kashmir serves a typical example of any conflict-ravaged country. There is corruption and lack of accountability here. Policies are wrong and institutions either non-existent or week. And to cap it all, everyone is as if on a looting spree because the vested interests […]

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Unfortunate framing

Unfortunate framing

World, as it has always existed, remains not how philosophers and thinkers have idealized it to be. It is an arena of unequal opportunities, where for centuries the elites have feared and protected themselves against the revolts of the poor. No wonder that the world history is punctuated with blood-splattered slave, serf and social uprisings. […]

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Death traps

Death traps

The increased incidence of road accidents in the state has for years been highlighting loopholes that characterize traffic management in J&K. Be it faulty road engineering and pathetic condition of roads, or for that matter the reckless and mad driving by the people, or the inaptitude of corruption-ridden Transport department and Traffic Police — everything […]

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To whom it may concern

To whom it may concern

Barely four days after he was killed in an encounter with government forces, 25-year-old Khurshid Ahmad Malik’s name figured in the shortlist for a sub-inspector’s (SI) post of Jammu and Kashmir Police. A BTech graduate from Sri Mata Vaishno Devi University in Katra, and a resident of Pulwama in south Kashmir, Malik had taken the […]

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Watery desert!

Watery desert!

The state of Jammu and Kashmir is lavishly bestowed with abundant water resources which have immense potential to change the life-standard of the inhabitants of the whole state provided they are exploited judiciously. However, what meets the eye is a soaring picture that if not rectified could lead to an entirely different conclusion which is […]

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Faulty planning!

Faulty planning!

Of the many recent developments that have become a fad thing here is the mushroom growth of shopping malls and other such business centres. As has always been the case with most of things, this sector too is growing in the most unplanned manner. And this is indeed where the biggest worry lies. Money people […]

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Worrying situation

Worrying situation

That so many educated Kashmiri youth have joined militancy here of late is a big cause of worry, not for New Delhi and its security establishment only but for one and all. And the biggest worry is that this new breed of Kashmiri militants, if the reports are believed, are far more radicalized in the […]

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Beyond rhetoric

Beyond rhetoric

Every manufacturer, the simple business logic goes, constantly tries to come up with goods that are in great demand. Personal likes and dislikes doesn’t matter much, because at the end of the day, every business is market-driven, and in order to be successful one has to cater to the requirements of the consumers. Nobody sells […]

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Tactical subversion

Tactical subversion

“Please don’t declare a holiday as a mark of respect to me when I die…of course, I will.” This is what Justice A K Ganguly – who was one of the two judges on the 2G bench – underlined in February 2012. The judge while lamenting that the vacation system was a very serious issue […]

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Standing on one’s feet

Standing on one’s feet

If the devastating ethnography of the raw realities of life and history in Jammu and Kashmir are looked into, it goes without saying that the most vital chunk of the society   our youth   are not only a disarrayed and disturbed lot but they are also exhausted in terms of their hope for a better future. […]

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