EDITORIAL

 EDITORIAL

Time to walk the talk

Time to walk the talk

While political uncertainty and violence have been a huge stumbling block in state’s progress and development, corruption has been another major challenge, which has been adding to the conflict by creating and sustaining unjust structures besides perpetuating widespread injustices. Notwithstanding the successive governments’ claims about fighting corruption, it remains an unfortunate reality that almost all […]

 EDITORIAL

Tame them now

Tame them now

Every time a brief spell of wet weather forces closure of the Srinagar-Jammu national highway, Valley has to face artificial shortage of some essentials. And as has always been the case, this is done to push up the prices. Otherwise also, the traders in the Valley are always waiting for such opportunities – so the […]

 EDITORIAL

Islamophobia

Islamophobia

Finally the world appears to be coming to terms with what Muslims have been experiencing for too long now –- Islamophobia or the fear of Islam and Muslims. This fear breeds prejudice and hate against Muslims at the hands of those who suffer a sort of mental condition wherein they are scared of everything related […]

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End adhocism

End adhocism

For years together successive state governments have promised moon and starts to people by way of jobs and fast-track recruitments. It goes without saying that so far the incumbent government has done pretty well on the jobs front, though it has also been mired by controversies following allegations that party interests and affiliations are prioritized […]

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Freer institutions or slavery?

Freer institutions or slavery?

While a concerted effort is being made to muzzle the voices of dissent – otherwise the life blood of democracy – the institutions, which were until recently seen as great buffer against everything that could possibly threaten the democratic way of life, too are now being easily subverted to push through the ideology and interests […]

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History teaches…

History teaches…

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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Teachers need to change…

Teachers need to change…

If the government really wants to do something for the people, then two sectors – education and health – are the areas where it needs to focus its energies. Though training of teachers – their capacity building is an ongoing feature which has been going on all along, but obviously this has not yielded desired […]

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Why this bias?

Why this bias?

During feudal ages a “man’s home was his castle”. He could do whatever he wished to anyone who might trespass on his property, as the belief was that property ownership accorded full and complete rights of possession. However, the industrial revolution brought about changes not only in the general behavioural patterns of people but the […]

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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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Wasting precious land

Wasting precious land

Couple of years back, the J&K High Court asserted that it will no longer tolerate violation of its orders vis-à-vis putting an end to the constructions in arable agrarian land. The court also said that henceforth the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir would be held personally responsible for any violations in this regard. These directions came in […]