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Learning from history

Learning from history

History is a great teacher, a huge repository of events and happenings of past that are an important source of knowledge and wisdom. The trick to learn from the history lies in reading and interpreting it so as to be able to draw something from it, something which makes sense with at least identical situations […]

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Unfortunate framing

Unfortunate framing

“There is a place under the sun for every citizen of this world.” If only this statement were true, then the world would have been a better place – free from strife and war. However, the world, as it has always existed, remains not how philosophers and thinkers have idealized it to be. It is […]

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Build stake in peace

Build stake in peace

For a long time now we have seen successive governments here being very vocal about bringing in “peace through development”. From the development economics point-of-view, the standpoint that better economy brings better dividends in terms of peace is indeed logical, particularly when one goes by the modules correlating peace and development. But there are other […]

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TRC – rhetoric or reality?

TRC – rhetoric or reality?

Few years back when some human rights groups here talked about the presence of unmarked mass graves in some parts of the Valley and Jammu region as well, the government’s initial response was that it is a baseless allegation. But then as the issue gathered some heat, the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) appointed a […]

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General speaks gain

General speaks gain

A day after Indian Army Chief, Gen Bipin Rawat spoke about having unconditional dialogue with Taliban, the General has once again raised the issue saying Taliban analogy cannt be applied to J&K. Probably while making this statement, the General had in mind the statements made by two former Chief Ministers of J&K – Omar Abdullah […]

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Talks with Taliban?

Talks with Taliban?

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat’s statement that Taliban should be engaged in an unconditional dialogue has generated quite a few strong reactions from Jammu and Kashmir. Two former Chief Ministers – Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti – have raised questions saying why the same approach is not adopted in Kashmir. Both the leaders have a […]

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‘Insaniyat’ template wasted!

‘Insaniyat’ template wasted!

It has become a sort of cliché to hear India saying that it could do business with Pakistan only after it stops supporting separatism in Kashmir. Harping on this line for years, today this has become the major pretext for India to shy away from any meaningful engagement with Pakistan. Like India, Pakistan establishment, irrespective […]

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Time to learn lessons

Time to learn lessons

“Justice without power is impotent; power without justice is tyranny.” This is what the major regional players – the National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party – should hear loud and clear. As is the case now, both parties are inventing explanations and pointing to the culpability of so many actors to explain their inability to […]

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Unreliable highway

Unreliable highway

The recurring closure of Srinagar-Jammu national highway, particularly during the winter months is a sad old commentary on the sorry state of affairs of Jammu and Kashmir. While day-in and day-out tall claims are made suggesting that the state was not far behind other states, a slight drizzle and a mild snowfall throws everything out […]

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Power woes

Power woes

As the autumn sets in here in the Valley, people are made to believe that the administration and its machinery are geared up to face the coming winter. But once the actual winter sets in, everything goes haywire. This is what has been happening in the past and this season too things seem no different. […]

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