EDITORIAL

 EDITORIAL

Heed what situation says

Heed what situation says

The BJP which is now comfortably placed for another five-year term at the Centre, has once again reiterated its stance that Article 370, which accords special status to Jammu and Kashmir, will have to go. Obviously removing this law is easier said than done, as it involves so many sensitivities and legal intricacies as well. […]

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Watery desert!

Watery desert!

The state of Jammu and Kashmir is lavishly bestowed with abundant water resources which have immense potential to change the life-standard of the inhabitants of the whole state provided they are exploited judiciously. However, what meets the eye is a soaring picture that if not rectified could lead to an entirely different conclusion which is […]

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Is there choice?

Is there choice?

World’s political and economic history bears witness that power paradigms have been changing and shifting continuously. What used to be seen as the lever of absolute power once — the physical might or the muscle — lost its leverage and appeal to the money, and subsequently to the mind as world evolved towards higher degrees […]

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Rethink needed

Rethink needed

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

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Hold them accountable

Hold them accountable

Other day Srinagar saw a protest demonstration by a group of people who were up in arms against the continued neglect of picturesque Gulmarg. Among other things they alleged that nothing is being done to deliver the resort from the greedy clutches of land-grabbers who have encroached on huge swathes of state and forest land […]

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New challenges

New challenges

Kashmir has been reeling under the renewed cycles of public unrest and violence for past three decades now and despite tall claims by the successive governments, no respite has come for the people of the trouble-hit region. While as the ‘peace’ has all along remained a buzz-word for the politicians, the people who actually mean […]

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Shutting eyes to the ‘unpleasant’

Shutting eyes to the ‘unpleasant’

Ever wondered why most of people here prefer to keep quiet when they should actually be speaking out against the kind of politics that is played with them and on their heads, and which actually concerns them more than those who play this politics? Of course there are reasons for it – after all nobody […]

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Planning matters

Planning matters

In 1961, diamond-rich Botswana and Sierra Leone had approximately the same per capita income of about US$1,070, when both these countries in Africa adopted and experienced extremely different paths of economic development. While diamonds caused an economic miracle in Botswana, the same diamonds led to a total state collapse in Sierra Leone. In Botswana the […]

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Help yourself!

Help yourself!

If the devastating ethnography of the raw realities of life and history in Jammu and Kashmir are looked into, it goes without saying that the most vital chunk of the society –youth – are not only a disarrayed and disturbed lot but they are also exhausted in terms of their hope for a better future. […]

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Area of great concern

Area of great concern

Past few weeks have once again seen resurgence of horrible road accidents which are consumed human lives in both divisions of the state. As usual, what follows from the government besides the expressions of grief and announcements of exgratia relief for the kin of the dead and injured, are instructions for the hospital authorities to […]