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 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 »

Intervention of the United Nations Must for Peace In Kashmir

  Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai New York, October 1, 2017. In a memorandum submitted to Mr. Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of the United Nations, Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Secretary General, World Kashmir Awareness Forum and Barrister Sultan Mehmood Choudhary, former Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir highlighted the following: We are writing to urge a leadership role of the United ... Read More »

The Rise and fall of a Broom

Aasima Jan I am a broom. I am a brush of straw or of stiff strands. Today I will tell you my story of existence. I was now getting extinct day by day. I was replaced by brushes, mops, Vacuum cleaners, Hoovers etc. I was lost in modern technology. I was now the property of Safaii Wala (sweepers) and peons and they were also trying ... Read More »

For Gandhi Non-violence was akin to Swacchta

Sudhirendar Sharma India’s decisive battle against cleanliness and hygiene has got a fillip through ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’, Cleanliness is Service, which draws attention to making sanitation a shared responsibility. Embedded in the idea of this top-up initiative to the already ongoing ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ (SBM) is a clear invocation for the masses to shun the entrenched notion that cleanliness is ... Read More »

World Habitat Day

Aamir Amin Nowshahri World Habitat Day (WHD) is observed on the first Monday of October every year. The day was designated by the United Nations (UN) in 1985 with the idea to reflect on the state of towns and cities and the basic right of all to adequate shelter. World Habitat Day is also intended to remind the world of its collective ... Read More »