updated 2:56 PM GMT, May 25, 2015

20 hours on a bumpy, jumpy Kashmir highway

Travelling on the strategic Jammu-Srinagar National Highway has become traumatic as the over 300-km journey, which would normally take eight hours, takes more than twice that time these days.

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  • Srinagar: Shiekh Qayoom
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Kashmir: how army uses media to obfuscate facts

Kashmir: how army uses media to obfuscate facts

On April 14, Indian troops claimed to have killed a ‘militant’ in the Kamala forest of Tral. As the people of Tral identified the body of the ‘militant’ they immediately protested and pelted stones on

  • By Inam ul Rehman  
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Big city, big dreams: life in a metro

Junaid Rather tells the tale of two orphan brothers trying to eke out a living in a crowded city

Time means money and in a metropolis it means even more. Life in these cities is fast. In New Delhi, as

  • Junaid Rather
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Kashmir: reminiscences of a Mahashivratri

Shivratri (henceforth: herath), I have to be honest interested me most for the day that followed it. “Salaami doh” is a unique concept which is common in both Eid and Hearth, on this day children in t

  • By Amit Bamzai
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Maqbool Bhat: an appraisal through the lens of history

‘Maqbool’ [Dear] is a derivative word from ‘Qabool’ which means ‘acknowledged’ and/or ‘accepted’. Has Muhammad Maqbool Butt been really ‘dear’ to us or are we casually eulogizing him in the move in or

  • By Mumtaz Ahmad Numani
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The Cricket War: India, Pakistan and Kashmir

For India and Pakistan with the Kashmir battling on the red-line; be it cricket or for the identity it’s craving for decades amid struggle it’s a soup yet to be served. The tournament will truly begin

  • By Tahir Ibn Manzoor
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Good technology, bad technology

In this fast paced world we walk hand in hand with technology and technological developments, which seems entertaining, useful and informative but, consume most part of our time. Technology has provid

  • Sahar-ul- Nisa Haroon
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An open letter to 'angry' Indian netizens

Dear,

Indian netizens,

I understand that some of you started targeting U.S. President, Barack Obama when he was spotted removing his chewing gum and popping it up again into his mouth while Pradhan Ma

  • By Syed Asim Ali
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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