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Return of Pandemic and Human Security Paradigm

Return of Pandemic and Human Security Paradigm

By: Irshad Ahmad Bhat and Zahid Sultam Magray The Coronovirus Disease (COVID-19), first detected in Wuhan city, Hubei, China in December 2019, outbreak has swept the globe with the continuous surge in infected cases and deaths worldwide. Covid-19 is a transnational viral disease that takes us to the Human security discourse and why nation-states are […]

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Kashmiri Sub-Nationalism - Inclusive or Exclusive in Nature?

Kashmiri Sub-Nationalism - Inclusive or Exclusive in Nature?

Instead of doubting the genuineness of Kashmiri Sub Nationalism, it is to be respected and trusted in its historical and political perspective without giving any regional or religious colour to the urge for assertion of the same.

By Uzair Simnani To understand this, one must trace the emergence of the nation-state in India. The subcontinent was for the most part, ruled by various kingdoms, chiefdoms, tribes and it was under Mughal Emperors like Akbar and his successors like Aurangzeb that it became one geographical and political unit as an empire. The idea […]

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A lesson from the 1918 influenza pandemic!

A lesson from the 1918 influenza pandemic!

By Danish Hameed When new virulent diseases emerge, such as SARS and Covid-19, scientists and labs begin to find new vaccines and treatments for those affected. As the current crisis unfolds, governments are enforcing quarantine and isolation and public gatherings are being discouraged. Health officials took the same approach 100 years ago, when influenza was […]

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US-Taliban peace deal- will it usher prosperity?

US-Taliban peace deal- will it usher prosperity?

By Mudasir Wani After more than 18 years of war, a deal between the US and Taliban has put Afghanistan on the path to what many hope will lead to a state of permanent peace in the region which has remained war torn for decades together. The US and Taliban signed the accord recently in […]

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Changed realities demand recalibrating political priorities

Changed realities demand recalibrating political priorities

It is hoped that in the course of streamlining the affairs of the state, particularly saving lives and ensuring incident-free day for a common Kashmiri, steps should be taken to heal this psychological wound and erosion of trust.

By JAVAID TRALI Caught between the millstones of political and structural violence for over thirty years now, Kashmir has been waiting for peace, even for the ‘negative peace’ for the grind to end somewhere and somehow.  ‘Negative peace’ or simply put, the ‘absence of violence’, is the first imperative to move towards building a somewhat […]

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Yes, Spring is not far behind…

Yes, Spring is not far behind…

By: Shafqat Shafi If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind? This line from Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Ode to the West Wind has become a universal message of hope. Whenever face to face with any troubles, the very thought of Spring (good times) not being far behind rekindles the hope and pulls a person from […]

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Self-indulgence, social media and today’s youth

Self-indulgence, social media and today’s youth

By: Suhaib Idrees Lateef Self-indulgence is the act of allowing yourself and your conscience to have or to do the things that you adore highly and efficiently. It is the excessive gratification of one’s own desires, whims or much passionate aim. With attention to current scenario the social media has became one of the main […]

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Dirilus Ertrugul: The talk of the town

Dirilus Ertrugul: The talk of the town

By: Talib Shahin “Ertrugul” translated as ‘resurrection’ in English is a Turkey based television video serial that has become the talk of town since it was released on social networking sites in 2014( 10 December 2014) The whole story created by Mehmat Bodag is about the 13th century ‘Muslim Oghaz Rulers” and every episode revolves […]

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OF CITIZENSHIP AMENDMENT ACT, 2019

OF CITIZENSHIP AMENDMENT ACT, 2019

By: SHABIR AHMAD The Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 has been approved by both the houses of Parliament and assented to by the President of India. Now, it is an act of parliament and law of the land. The Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 is basically an amendment to the Indian Citizenship Act of 1955. Let’s look […]

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Declining Educational Standards In Government Schools - Who is Responsible?

Declining Educational Standards In Government Schools - Who is Responsible?

Honesty and commitment by the teachers coupled with proper accountability by the government will certainly change the plight of the government schools.

BY: Umar Amin Recently, the annual board results were announced. This time, the overall pass percentage was relatively good, but as usual, the government schools didn’t perform well and failed to show any impressive results. As per the figures, forty schools showed below 40 percent result. This issue of concern once again raised genuine questions […]

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