Uncertainty irks the human mind and the voracious urge to reinforce our premonitions gives rise to rumours. And when rumours assuage our curiosity, we start believing them even if they are illogical or lack any substance. Thus, to those who point out that Kashmiris are particularly vulnerable when it comes to believing rumours, I would […]
Ever since the recent visit of Pakistan Prime Minister to the United States concluded, there is a heated debate going on regarding the future prospects of the relationship between the two countries. A constant challenge for the US-Pakistan relations is the lack of trust between the two nations even though the two countries enjoyed a […]
Contemporary reality has accumulated dust in archives of peace making initiatives
Civilizational attributes change in accordance with change in mode of thinking through range of stages oriented towards march of peace and security amid welfare at its core. In fact the march of human beings is visible in golden pages of history who attained the pinnacle of ladder in being adopted to crucial phases ipso facto. […]
For the last three decades, living in Kashmir hasn’t been easy because ‘azadi’ (independence),which we were told is “just around the corner” would be achieved soon through what was called ‘armed struggle’. Unfortunately, this didn’t happen and this struggle is going on even today. And just when the people had learnt how to live in […]
IS Anybody Listening?
BY: Aajaz Dar Kashmir, a name that is no alien in any part of the world. Known for its scenic beauty, snow capped mountains, green meadows, lush green forests, gushing waters, and breezy weather, Kashmir has always been a major tourist fantasy for millions around the world. If , it doesn’t tantamount to exaggeration, Tral […]
By: Shafqat Shafi Former chief minister and National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah on Friday (July 26) warned people against boycotting the forthcoming Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, saying that the boycott will help the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). “If the trend of Parliamentary polls continues in the Assembly elections, then there will be a BJP […]
With our fertile lands being increasingly used for construction and also ‘quick-bucks-crops’, the valley seems on the verge of becoming barren!
Like in all other societies, trade and commerce are a major component of our economy. Ours is a consumer State; we are short of basic needs like food, fuel, building materials etc. Of these, we produce much less than what we require for our growing population. So, we are importing from outside bulk quantities of […]
Following the heavy rainfall on Thursday, the city centre Lal Chowk and other areas of Srinagar ended up as a stagnant pool of water. As soon as the photos and visuals of the waterlogged roads surfaced on the social media, the netizens and journalists, as usual, went on a criticism spree. All of this criticism […]
As the demand for extending summer vacations picked up on Wednesday in view of the hot weather conditions in Kashmir, it spontaneously laid bare the issue of poor physical infrastructure in government-run schools of the valley. But what have vacations got to do with the aforementioned issue? Well, one of the justifications that the parents […]
Unbeknownst to most, Zaira Wasim has become a fairly popular cinema actress in People’s Republic of China. Her popularity in the Chinese audience, surpasses that of all Hollywood and Bollywood actors including Raj Kapoor and Amir Khan. Zaira Wasim’s two movies – “Dangal” and “The Secret Superstar” took the cinema by storm all across China […]