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Violence at home

ASMA HUMAYUN AMIDST robust campaigning by liberal sections to activate the feminist lobby and strong criticism by clerics defending Islam’s endowment of women’s rights, there is a risk of overlooking the essence of what is a major human rights and public health issue — domestic violence. Today, domestic violence is recognised as a ‘global’ public health issue that is prevalent ... Read More »

PDP’s surrender

A.G. NOORANI WHEN, on April 4, Mehbooba Mufti, the Peoples Democratic Party’s president, takes office as chief minister of Indian Jammu & Kashmir in coalition with the Bharatiya Janata Party, her fall will be even more abject than was that of her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed when he took oath of office as chief minister as head of this coalition ... Read More »

Ensure evening transport in Srinagar city: Div Com to officials

Srinagar, Mar 30, CNS: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon Wednesday directed the officials to ensure evening transport in the city for the convenience of the public. Dr. Samoon said this during a meet with members of Chamber of Commerce and Industries Kashmir who called on the Div Com to apprise him about the problems faced by the public ... Read More »

Welcome to Kashmir’s underbelly of medical crimes against women

The state administration has traditionally struggled to implement any kind of sex education. Safina Nabi During an event in Delhi, I met a fellow martial arts lover who runs a training programme for women in Uttam Nagar, one of the grittier parts of Delhi where crimes against women are high. She told me a lot of stories about how she ... Read More »


Depression is a Phenomenon of Discontentment .Why does this phenomenon exist .The reason is that every person is born with an unlimited desire for enjoyment .But everyone has very limited capacity of fulfilment .It is this gap in human nature that makes people live in unrest .Is this phenomenon due to a defect in nature ? Not at all .It ... Read More »

NYT Editorial: India’s Crackdown on Dissent

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD NEW YORK TIMES India is in the throes of a violent clash between advocates of freedom of speech and the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and its political allies on the Hindu right determined to silence dissent. This confrontation raises serious concerns about Mr. Modi’s governance and may further stall any progress in Parliament on ... Read More »

Fare You Well

(Farah Deeba) Each year New Year comes wearing vibrant dress of new hopes, fresh faiths, novel confidences and new-fangled expectations. As it walks down the lane, it with its serene breath rejuvenates all that is dead and decaying. It brings smiles sealed across its lips that need a joy to open up. It prison terms the previous year in the ... Read More »

I feel guilty

Faisul Yaseen Guilt, the deadliest of all things, which can happen to you, snatches all your joys and erodes the desires you live with. You feel guilty of big blunders and you feel guilty for small mistakes you commit, consciously, unconsciously or subconsciously, intentionally or unintentionally. Read More »