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Kashmir: Why I don't write

. Nahidah Khalid

I am not a pessimist; I just don’t get along with optimism. The quixotic optimism. Optimism that keeps our life confined to debates and discussions. O…

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Euphemisms

. Ishrat Mattoo

Euphemism , says Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, is "an indirect word or phrase that people often use to refer to something embarrassing or unpl…

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Dunce Dance in the assembly

. Mohsin Ali

Dunce Dance. No Mithun Chakraborty movie this was. Actually, joint session of State legislature presided by the Governor with one member in the absent…

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'I am Maqbool'

. Dr Fayaz Ganaie

Greetings to you my fellow countrymen!

I am Maqbool Bhat; a man whose last remains lay far away from his beloved homeland.  For the love of my people…

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Remembering Nadeem Khateeb

. Srinagar: KD

Remembering Nadeem Khateeb

On February 27, 1999, Nadeem Khateeb's family learned he was dead. A report published in March of that year says his family received a call from Londo…

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Maqbool Bhat’s letter to his son

. (Translated by KD Team)

Maqbool Bhat’s letter to his son

In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.

 

Central Jail, New Delhi

9 October, 1980.

 

 My dear son, Javaid Maqbool Bhat

As…

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