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Medical Mafia

Medical Mafia

Kashmir is really a gold mine, and everybody is busy milking the society and its systems to the best possible advantage and that too without any hassles. Although like elsewhere laws are here as well, but unlike anywhere else, nobody bothers to heed these laws as there is no mechanism for their implementation as well. […]

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Rhetorical garbage!

Rhetorical garbage!

Many of the conflicts dotting the world’s political landscape, particularly the ‘internationalized internal conflicts’ are seen as violent manifestations of the political grievances of the populations against the state or the ruling elites. But they are also about the economics. Thanks to the globalization, and the pressures it has been and is putting on the […]

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Beyond TDAs

Beyond TDAs

Having Tourism Development Authorities (TDAs) for promotion of tourism in picturesque areas of the state with immense tourism potential could do wonders. At least on paper, the basic aim of such nodal agencies is not only the speedy development of basic infrastructure at a particular tourist spot — road connectivity, creating facilities for comfortable stay […]

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So far so good

So far so good

Union Minister of State for Home, Hansraj Ahir’s statement on the floor of Lok Sabha that there is currently no proposal regarding scrapping of Article 370 under the consideration of the government, has come as a relief to all right thinking people in Jammu and Kashmir and also in rest of the country. Article 370 […]

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Saying is not doing!

Saying is not doing!

Politicians have a knack for saying one thing and doing something else. They master the skills of claiming one position while actually occupying another. This difference of their positions becomes more pronounced when seen and analyzed in context of space and time. For instance, recall what different political parties say when they are out of […]

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It’s time we learn saying ‘no’

It’s time we learn saying ‘no’

“The tyrant and his subjects are in somewhat symmetrical positions. They can deny him most of what he wants – they can, that is, if they have the disciplined organization to refuse collaboration. And he can deny them just about everything they want – he can deny it by using force at his command. They […]

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‘Hafta’ system

‘Hafta’ system

Few months back, the High Court ordered a slew of directions to different agencies, which if implemented, could certainly deliver people from the problems they have been facing on account of traffic mismanagement here. In these directions, the Traffic Police got what it had asked for – a directive that no passenger vehicle (buses, minibuses […]

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Bad spending

Bad spending

It goes without saying that the successive state governments in Jammu and Kashmir have inherited a severe social and economic decline. In post-2002 Jammu and Kashmir, the state governments have remained very vocal about bringing peace through development and this line of action has been shared, endorsed and supported by the Union governments in New […]

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Why this stereotyping?

Why this stereotyping?

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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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 […]