updated 6:12 AM GMT, Oct 25, 2014

Flooded Kashmir — a fortnight later

Kashmir has once again been vitiated — now by Nature. There has already been recent history of adversities of different hues. The poor Kashmiris somehow continue to be at the receiving end: from the t

  • Dr Syed Zafar Mahmood,
  • Category: Columns

What the floodwaters drowned in Kashmir?

What the floodwaters drowned in Kashmir?

The floodswaters that splashed large parts of Kashmir from the beginning of September 2014 drowned concocted myths along with it. The pro Indian political administration that the Indian State had put

  • Inam ul Rehman
  • Category: Columns

Drowning Kashmir: when life froze in Srinagar

Tragedies bring out the real in us; tragedies also unmask and rip off the façade from many pretentions. When waters were submerging Kashmir, the first thing that sunk were its governance systems, ever

  • Saadut Hussain
  • Category: Columns

What is the way out of Kashmir impasse?

India and Pakistan celebrated their 68 th independence day and Kashmir as usual served parchment for annual rejuvenation of nationalist fervor of both countries. The parchment (Kashmir) thus serves th

  • Latief Ahmad Dar
  • Category: Columns

BJP and the erosion of secularism in India

India has been declared a secular state by its written constitution and it is everyone’s duty to stand by and believe in this declaration. And yet recent political and social events have cast doubt on

  • Dr. Abdul Bari Naik
  • Category: Columns

Power of Indian money in global cricket

It is immaterial whether they lose the five-Test series at the Oval 1-3, 1-2, or tie 2-2, India will still return to England to play another five-match series four years from now. That’s the power of

  • By Veturi Srivatsa
  • Category: Columns

Israel and Saudi Arabia in a jam in Gaza

The US decision to launch limited air strikes to check the ISIS in Iraq and the Gaza initiatives in Cairo are obviously linked.

 

To understand the collective Arab panic over the Gaza ceasefire, an ov

  • Saeed Naqvi
  • Category: Columns

Gaza slaughter, Muslim causes and Kashmir

For Arabs self-preservation and power are more important than Muslims causes anywhere in the world in particular in Gaza or Kashmir (Kashmir is a Muslim majority cause). They are scared of one person

  • Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani
  • Category: Columns

Modi sends Advani, BJP old guard into exile

In the Hindu way of life, old age entails exile from home and hearth. As the Manu Smriti says, when a man sees "his skin wrinkled and his hair gray and when he sees the son of his son, then he should

  • Amulya Ganguli
  • Category: Columns

Uncovering the roots of Palestinian resistance

Last week’s Qalandia demonstration was the biggest since the first intifada – just why are Palestinians rising up in a manner that has not been seen for a decade or more?

 

Many of the protesters who

  • Rich Wiles
  • Category: Columns

India's two Gazas: one in parliament, another at UN

Sushma Swaraj's statement on Palestine in the Rajya Sabha so pleased Jerusalem that Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman thanked her that evening over the telephone. But the goodwill thus genera

  • Saeed Naqvi
  • Category: Columns

Blame game post NC-Congress split

 It needed the rout of the Lok Sabha polls for the National Conference and the Congress to realize they will fare better fighting the Jammu and Kashmir elections separately.

 

Each party -- members of

  • Sheikh Qayoom
  • Category: Columns

Are Hindutva hawks flying again?

The latest reported observations of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) supremo, Ashok Singhal, echo what the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideologue, M.S. Golwalkar, said in his 1939 publication, "We

  • Amulya Ganguli (IANS)
  • Category: Columns

UN bungalow and Kashmir case

Narendra Modi Government is not an ordinary Government in the manner we have seen in India in the past. Its popular mandate embeds a peculiar investment of Indian voter and there is no wisdom in takin

  • Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani
  • Category: Columns

Kashmir: integral part or disputed territory

In the run up to Prime Minster Nerandra Modi’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir, the Pakistani and Indian narratives on Jammu and Kashmir crisscrossed in their merit and content. Pakistan set the tone. Fore

  • Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani
  • Category: Columns

Kashmir conflict’s ‘Islamic catastrophe’

Locally and globally, the reality of armed conflict has historically been misrepresented. Kashmir is no exception. Time and again, India peddles propaganda about the increasing “Islamic threat” in Kas

  • Mudasir Nazar
  • Category: Columns