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… and you protest why?

Aasima Jan They say women are now empowered . They are satisfied that they have given authority and power to women; Authority to do whatever she wants, Power to take her own decisions, Confidence to raise her voice against all odds.  Alas in this race of empowerment you have forgotten to treat women lively and humanely. Sons of Adam be ... Read More »

“To The” or “My Dear” is the question

Aasima Jan It’s onerous to be a teacher. No doubt passing exams and qualifying interviews authorises us to be teachers, but does that make us educators in real sense? As I was supervising class 8th exams, a student from affiliated school wanted me to explain the question paper and in particular question 5, which read; Write an application to the headmaster ... Read More »

Two Statements, But Two Different Political and Media Reactions

Sofi Zahoor October, 2017, was probably the month of nightmare for two -different communities of India and Pakistan as both the communities faced a verbal venom by two controversial lawmakers from the respective countries .The Ahmadi community in Pakistan faced the verbal guns from the controversial law maker of ruling PMLN, Capt Safdar Awan-son in law of former Prime Minister ... Read More »

JKP: Where is the professionalism?

Sofi Zahoor  It has been almost more than two months since the chaos of braid chopping struck the valley, resulting more than hundred of such incidents and leaving everyone in distress. There was a chaotic   situation in entire valley as it spread like a wild fire throughout the valley and  more than one incident of braid chopping was coming ... Read More »

 Sardar Patel: The Orchestrator of Accession

  “Truth has to be repeated. It doesn’t become stale just because it has been told once. So keep repeating it. Don’t bother about who has listened, who has not listened. Spreading lies again and again through various mediums and institutions have become so powerful that telling the truth once is not enough. You have got to keep repeating different ... Read More »

Where is the paradise?

PTI Photo by S Irfan (PTI) Aasima Jan I belong to Kashmir; apparently the paradise for trippers but an open prison for its subjects. Where is the paradise?  That’s what I am trying to figure out since my childhood. When I recall my childhood I remember the affliction and agony the children of my age faced every time when their ... Read More »

Our Tryst with languages

    Ulfat Ara Being out of the state and being in close contact with people here in Hyderabad, I had some interesting observations while interacting with my fellow Kashmiris. The first impression the natives have about Kashmir is that the Kashmiris are poor in English and Urdu language.  It is okay if someone raise fingers on the accent of ... Read More »

Human Rights: Are They Universal?

 Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai “Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love.”  George Bernard Shaw It is tragic that civilized nations have fallen from their lofty calling: namely, human rights for all mankind. There is a sad commentary on the state of human rights all over the globe. It seems to me that ... Read More »

Kashmir’s Hospitality on Stake

 Sameer Ahmmad Baktoo                            Apart from its natural beauty, heavenly landscapes and amazing climate the hospitality of Kashmir is one of the key elements that attracts tourist to Kashmir and is famous throughout the world. Kashmir Tourism has suffered a major loss in early 90’s due to political instability and we cannot ignore the efforts taken by the state Tourism ... Read More »

GoI launches CCTNS Digital Police Portal to fast-track Criminal Justice System

  *Deepak Razdan As crime continues to grow, and criminals turn tech-savvy, police investigators across States face a tough challenge to bring the law-breakers to justice.The situation is,however, undergoing a revolutionary change. The Digital Police Portal launched by the Government of India as part of the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS), in August this year, will not ... Read More »