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Education is the key

Education is the key

Those who have read about the world’s political and economic history stand witness to the fact that power paradigms have been shifting continuously. What used to be seen as lever of absolute power, steadily lost this leverage to something else as the world evolved toward higher degrees of civilization. Drawing from the Hindi cinema, for […]

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Missing purpose!

Missing purpose!

History bears witness that nations have evolved from nadir to zenith by sheer diligence and collective grit of their people. Nations are not born great, collective will of people help them achieve greatness and makes them great. Similarly, the societies are never inherently desolate; ideological voids, vices, preference to individual comfort over collective good and […]

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Understand people’s problems

Understand people’s problems

Couple of weeks back, in a private discussion a group of young Kashmiris while sharing their mind on the issues of governance, said: “We face lots of problems and hardships on account of various public utility services – say transport for instance. But how can those in the ruling chairs understand these problems and identify […]

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Agrarian mess

Agrarian mess

Jammu and Kashmir has been lavishly bestowed with a wealth of resources by nature, which if exploited judiciously and scientifically could unburden people from seemingly unavoidable dependence on neighbouring states for essential commodities like food-grains. The soil of the state is very fertile and the yield per hectare could be astounding if only the farmers […]

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Disconcerting stalemate

Disconcerting stalemate

Kashmir conflict is badly stalemated— both in its internal (Srinagar-New Delhi) as well as international (India-Pakistan) dimensions. And what is really unfortunate is that while this stalemate is badly hurting the ordinary people here, the other parties – governments of India, Pakistan, and also the one in place here, have better absorption capacities, and are […]

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Unreliable highway

Unreliable highway

The recurring closures of Jammu-Srinagar national highway, particularly during the wet months is a sad old commentary on the affairs of the state 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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Unfortunate carelessness

Unfortunate carelessness

The humankind’s burgeoning understanding about the biological sciences along with their co-relation with other spheres of physics and allied sciences have altered the landscape of human perceptions so drastically that one is forced to think in terms of issues and challenges which were no concern for us, may be only a few decades back. Today […]

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Reach out to people

Reach out to people

For the past some time now, the government response to the situation here has been overly reactive. Whenever it feels there are chances of any trouble, curfew-like restrictions are imposed on certain police station areas of the city and the countryside. And with this, the government thinks its job is done. Nobody seems to be […]

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Mess on roads!

Mess on roads!

Developed West: If you are driving a car and you hear a siren – of an ambulance or a police car – you simply pull up to the side to make way for them. The rule-book says you can’t just slow down but you have to stop, and people obey this rule so religiously that […]

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‘Achhe Din …!’

‘Achhe Din …!’

Looking at the failures and follies of past is always a cause and source of regret and hopelessness, but if there is resolve to get over with past mistakes and make best of the new opportunities – then there really are many reasons for hope and optimism as well. Indeed if one goes on philosophizing […]