updated 4:03 PM GMT, Jan 25, 2015

Kashmir govt formation: what ails the PDP?

Why is the Peoples Democratic Party reluctant to form the government in Jammu and Kashmir despite the fact that all other parties and the unattached newly elected Legislative members extended their su

  • By Mohammad Yusuf Ganie
  • Category: Blog

I'm neither Charlie nor the gunner

At the outset, let me proclaim that I am not Charlie Hebdo. I am not Charlie as I don’t support mischief. I don’t endorse immeasurable hurt insane Charlie has caused to the innumerable human beings, a

  • By Mujahid I Mughal
  • Category: Blog

Kashmir: death of a language is a death of culture

Every society is known for its culture and language it speaks; even we recognize people and regions through the usage of the language. A culture is murdered when its language dies. Being a Kashmiri, I

  • By Sahar-ul-Nisa Haroon
  • Category: Blog

Remembering Qazi Hussain Ahmed

Remembering Qazi Hussain Ahmed

The year 2013 witnessed many ups and downs, many achievements and losses and among the latter category was the loss of Qazi Hussain Ahmed. Ahmed died on 6th January 2013 touching the age of 75 and was

  • By Mudasir Nazar
  • Category: Blog

Europe awakening

Gone is the decade of xenophobia and hatred for all things Islamic in Europe. After years of slumbering hibernation, the people have awakened. They have embraced other cultures and religions with open

  • By Fatima Chand
  • Category: Blog

January: snow white and Kashmir massacres

January in Kashmir is reminiscent of snow clad mountains, frozen Dal, people sitting in small groups – gossiping – with their kangris tucked between their legs, and a flow of tourists to Gulmarg and m

  • By Qadri Inzamam
  • Category: Blog

Kashmir: let's not wait for the dead-bodies to arrive

In a federal democratic set up the regional aspirations of the people are represented by the provincial or the state government. Needless to say that government has to be populist in order to come to

  • By Amit Bamzai
  • Category: Blog

Jihad vs Extremism 

Jihad vs Extremism 

The Arabic word ‘Jihad’ (to strive or struggle) is an important religious duty for Muslims. It is a pious religious concept of striving and struggling for the improvement as well as fighting back one’

  • Dr. Khalid Ul Rehman Hakeem
  • Category: Blog

Kashmir: why I didn't vote

Kashmir: why I didn't vote

In the morning of 14th December when pristine sun-rays were fondling the picturesque landscape of Sirhama, a village in Bijbehara constituency, I still laid in my bed. There were shrilling conversatio

  • By Suhail Qasim Mir
  • Category: Blog

Peshawar attack: it wasn’t the final atrocity

THE gut-wrenching massacre in Peshawar’s Army Public School has left Pakistan aghast and sickened. All political leaders have called for unity against terrorism. But this is no watershed event that ca

  • Dawn/Pervez Hoodbhoy
  • Category: Blog

Sydney Siege leads to a movement

Sydney Siege leads to a movement

The recent 15th December, 16-hour siege in Sydney, Australia gave rise to a revolution which has taken the world by storm. Instead of having a negative impact on the Muslim community, the siege has gi

  • Fatima Chand
  • Category: Blog

Forced conversions: from the constitutional window

Forced conversions: from the constitutional window

A row has broken out in India's parliament over a conversion ceremony held in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, for around 200 Muslims – and it highlights the increasingly contested nature of faith in the world's

  • Mujahid Mughal
  • Category: Blog

Kashmir: trolling trolls and Sajad Lone

Trolling trolls. A new tongue twister, you bet. And a political one at that. Aint it the in thing.

Sajad Lone, articulate, dapper, debonair with a perpetual look of misery, and lately, with a mouth bi

  • Mohsin Hyder Ali
  • Category: Blog

25 rules of disinformation- the politician's credo

Note: The first rule and last five (or six, depending on situation) rules are generally not directly within the ability of the traditional disinformation artist to apply. These rules are generally use

  • APFN
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Diverting minds: BJP communal foray into AMU

Diverting minds: BJP communal foray into AMU

In India, where the Congress party ruled for nearly six decades thereby monopolizing the country’s politics, the rightwing Bharatiya Janata Party seemed to be the only hope to the ever exploited masse

  • Mujahid Mughal
  • Category: Blog

Kashmir: searching for my MLA

‘Searching for sugar man’ was 2012 movie where two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero (1970’s mysterious rock 'n' roller Rodriguez). The protagonist who ha

  • Saadut Hussain
  • Category: Blog