Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot

The unemployment in Jammu and Kashmir has always been a problem. Recently Governor’s administration asked the jobless postgraduates to get themselves registered at the Directorate of Employment. In 15 days, more than 1.5 lakh jobless postgraduates registered themselves with the government and the number is swelling with each passing day. Kashmiri youth are waiting for […]

Karanataka lesson: Dictatorial parties threat to democracy

Sudhanshu Ranjan The curtain is finally down on the nataka in Karanataka, with B.S. Yeddyurappa winning the trust vote. His victory was a forgone conclusion after the H.D. Kumaraswamy government fell on the floor of the House and it became doubly sure after Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar disqualified 17 rebel MLAs. However, the three-week-long crisis […]

Hajj pilgrims facing hardships

Hajj pilgrims facing hardships

Kashmiri Hajj aspirants, who have reached Makkah and Madina, for the holy pilgrimage are facing hardships in these holy cities. According to the media reports the pilgrims have conveyed to their kith and kin in the Valley that arrangements are not upto the mark. Recently National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah issued a statement expressing […]

Natural response to human intervention

  Basharat Saleem Beginning with the early 1980s the world has been experiencing unprecedented pace in the expansion of Global trade, financial flows and spread of transnational production. This process has come to be widely known as Globalization. It is aided by the revolution in information and communication technology (ICT), which has compressed time and […]

Can Imran forge a deal between the Taliban and Kabul?

Muhammad Amir Rana The Afghan peace process has entered a crucial phase, making it even trickier for Pakistan. As many had anticipated, Afghanistan remained the main point of deliberations held between the Pakistani and US leaderships in Washington D.C. last week. Prime Minister Imran Khan has pledged to pursue the Afghan Taliban leadership to initiate […]

Panic in Kashmir

Panic in Kashmir

  The Ministry of Home Affairs deciding to rush 10,000 additional troops to Kashmir has pressed the panic button in the Valley. Rumours are making rounds that additional forces are being rushed as the Centre has decided to scrap the Article 35A, which allows legislature to define permanent residents of the state. Last time additional […]

Israel, the US, and the PA succession conundrum

Adnan Abu Amer Since the Trump administration took over in January 2017, pressure has mounted on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to resign. By now Washington clearly no longer wishes to deal with the Palestinian Authority (PA) under his leadership. Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner recently called Abbas’s decision to boycott the Bahrain workshop, where […]

TripAdvisor’s corporate irresponsibility

Laith Abu Zeyad On June 20, World Refugee Day, TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer published an op-ed urging businesses to help address the global refugee crisis and pledging to donate millions of dollars to humanitarian organisations “to support and help refugees rebuild their lives and reclaim their futures”. This is, of course, a commendable initiative, if […]

Is Kenya’s anti-corruption drive working?

  This week should have marked another significant milestone in Kenya’s off and on struggle with governmental corruption. For the first time, a sitting finance minister, Henry Rotich, and 27 other government officials, were indicted on Monday over the award of a controversial $630m project to Italian firm CMC Di Ravenna. The contract was for […]