OPINION

 Nyla Ali Khan

Kashmir, nothing can be achieved sans infinite hope

Kashmir, nothing can be achieved sans infinite hope

Kashmiris were not born to carry out the agendas of militaries who should be fighting their own battles, for which they get the lion’s share of each country’s budget

The Kashmir conflict is driven by nationalistic and religious fervour, each side pointing to the violence and injustice of the other, each side pointing to its own suffering and sorrow. The distrust, paranoia, and neurosis permeating the relationship between a large number of people of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and the Indian Union has intensified […]

 KI News

YouTube leads viewers down a rabbit hole of extremism

Remarkable that the tech major is reaping all the financial benefits while asking society to bear many of the negative costs

By: Zeynep Tufekci At one point during the 2016 presidential election campaign, I watched a bunch of videos of Donald Trump rallies on YouTube. I was writing an article about his appeal to his voter base and wanted to confirm a few quotations. Soon I noticed something peculiar. YouTube started to recommend and “autoplay” videos […]

 Jawed Naqvi

Eventually we are all dead

Eventually we are all dead

Both features — secularism and socialism — are anathema to the dominant merchant classes.

THIS has been a week of mixed intellectual fortunes for me thanks to the range of dramatis personae that were on view. Professor Romila Thapar on TV gave a scholarly interview anchored on her new book Indian Cultures as Heritage: Contemporary Pasts. The book, although I’ve not yet read it, sounds promising as all Thapar […]

 KI News

Euthanasia: The last right?

By:Huzaif Ashraf The Supreme court in a very recent judgement held that passive euthanasia, that is, a form of euthanasia in which medical treatment that will keep a dying patient alive for a time is withdrawn, resulting in a silent death of the patient, to be legal. This decision by the apex court implies that […]

 Gowhar Naz

Why youth consume drugs?

Why youth consume drugs?

A question that seeks immediate attention.

Drug addiction (a disease of brain) has been the major cause of physical and mental harm to the health of people. It is a problem, sadly, growing terribly, causing severe trauma to our youth and consequently restricting them from accomplishing goals and dreams in life. People sometimes feel that they are too bright, too powerful, […]

 KI News

Differentiation of Rights

By: Towseef Ahmad The actual source and legitimate authority of the rights lies in the origination and touchstone of the constitutional interests of an individual. It has to be exercised according to the principles of differential utility which shall emancipate the overall welfare and egalitarian values of a social system in its wide array. Therefore […]

 KI News

Sail Your Own Boat!

Sail Your Own Boat!

Growing and developing the next generation of entrepreneurs is vital for our survival and prosperity

  BY: Dr. Shahid Amin Trali and Prof. Somen Mitra Progress and complexities go hand in hand. One of the major challenges faced by most of the countries in the world today is to do with unemployment. The unemployment rate is growing at an alarming speed. India is not an exception. There is a huge […]

 Azad Hussain

Students, the worst sufferers

Despite  the frequent closure of schools, after every unfortunate and  untoward violence related  incident, which usually  happen  in valley,  Kashmir is a place where the schools remain closed during winter vacations for a longer period as compared to other parts of the world due to severe chill and heavy-snow fall. In  winter zone of Jammu […]

 Akeel Rashid

New Dawn Of Diplomacy

New Dawn Of Diplomacy

  The surprising concord between United States President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim-Jong-Un beckons a new dawn of the ‘breakthrough diplomacy’ – incorporation of trade-offs, compromise, compliancy and concessions – which has become unfashionable in the world politics. The South Korean president Moon Jae-in has played a crucial role in bringing to […]

 Shabeer Rather

Education and conflict

Education and conflict

Locking down schools is a conspiracy

when you have a conflict, that means that there are truths that have to be addressed on each side of the conflict. And when you have a conflict, then it’s an educational process to try to resolve the conflict. And to resolve that, you have to get people on both sides of the conflict involved […]

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