Khalid Lateef, Shahana Bintul Islam Since 1640, when a mixo Mizrachi and Sephardic jew, cries in tear bursting chill; My heart is in the east My heart is in the east and I am at the edge of the west. Then how can I taste? What I eat, How can I enjoy it? How can […]

The good and the bad in the new peace agreement on Yemen

Osamah Al-Rawhani More than two years after talks between the internationally recognised Yemeni government and the armed Houthi movement collapsed in Kuwait, the two warring sides finally sat down for another round of negotiations. UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths managed to bring the two sides together for a week of talks in Rimbo, […]


Shahnawaz ali Education in our country is most neglected. It is not properly directed. If I get a chance to work as the Advisor to Director of Education. I shall suggest to introduce many changes. First of all I shall make primary education free and compulsory. I shall appoint only those’ teachers in primary schools […]

Mehbooba unhappy with NC?

Mehbooba unhappy with NC?

Former leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party Basharat Bukhari and Peer Muhammad Hussain joining National Conference has not gone well with the PDP leadership. Soon after both these leaders joined the NC, former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and the PDP president Mehbooba Mufti took to the Twitter to express her displeasure over NC […]

The problem with baby powder

Rafia Zakaria It is said to be one of the most recognisable scents in the world — the smell of Johnson & Johnson baby powder, used first by mothers on their babies, then even later on, continuing into childhood and adulthood. It has, over the years, represented just the clean and caring sort of feeling […]

Mainstream feeling insecure?

Mainstream feeling insecure?

With the imposition of President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir mainstream political parties are apprehending that forthcoming assembly elections in the state can get delayed as few people want the President’s rule to continue. On Wednesday Former chief minister and National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure that Assembly […]

We must find a way to help uplift tribals, but ensure their culture is preserved too

Sudhanshu Ranjan The killing of American John Allen Chau reportedly at the hands of the Sentinelese on their isolated island in the Andamans has triggered international outrage and spawned debate on twin issues — conversion by missionaries and integration of tribals into the mainstream. The Sentinelese are an indigenous Andamanese tribe inhabiting North Sentinel Island […]

A wilderness of broken mirrors

Keerthik Sasidharan Every day, while walking home after a long day’s work, I watch the lights shimmer out from the insides of skyscrapers. Down below on the streets of Manhattan, the mood is filled with revelries that follow a public hanging. Bars are filled with after-office gossip and romance. The drunken roar of automobiles and […]

PDP on last legs

PDP on last legs

The trouble within Peoples Democratic Party is far from over. Two more leaders Basharat Bukhari and Peer Muhammad Hussain have said goodbye to the party. Since the day Assembly has been dissolved in Jammu and Kashmir, the PDP has fallen like a pack of cards. During the past one month more than six top leaders […]

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