Govt’s ‘lateral’ hiring: Great idea, bad timing

Sanjeev Ahluwalia The great Mughals found it more difficult to manage their extended zenanas than to conquer fractious Hindustani kingdoms. The insidious politicking and power struggles of the women in purdah are well known. Less well appreciated are the strength, stability and support that the zenana afforded to the emperor, as a secure haven of […]



Gunmen killing the Chief Editor of Rising Kashmir Shujaat Bukhari in Srinagar has broken many hearts. The mediamen in Kashmir have watched the conflict closely since 1990 and have always reported the pain and miseries of their own people. Shujaat as a person was humble and a perfect human being, journalists always appreciated his courage […]

Gilgit-Baltistan: Is India losing the plot?

  Abhijit Bhattacharyya It’s an old story, yet India seems to be losing the plot. This country seems to be unable to match Chinese guile. Despite the fact that China is facing flak from Australia, the United States and the European Union on this issue, India somehow seems very sure of China’s goodwill in Kashmir. […]

Dalit conversions: An act of rebellion against caste supremacy

  Rahul Sonpimple The recent mass conversion of Dalits to Buddhism in Gujarat’s Una district, which included the Dalits who were brutally assaulted by cow vigilantes for allegedly skinning dead cattle, has stirred anxiety among the upper-caste Hindu intelligentsia. Once again, India’s liberals, radical leftists and conservatives are asking, if not in one then in […]

Indo-Pak leaders have to talk

Indo-Pak leaders have to talk

Killing of four Border Security Force personnel in exchange of fire between India and Pakistan armies along the International Border in Jammu on Wednesday has once again proved that hostilities between both the countries can take an ugly turn at any point of time. Despite armies of both the countries deciding to implement the 2003 […]

Israel has three options in Gaza

  Adnan Abu Amer When Palestinians launched the Great March of Return on March 30, Israel sensed an opportunity for confrontation. It started sniping down one unarmed protester after the other while blasting propaganda about how these Palestinians constituted a “threat” to its security and how it had the “right to defend itself”. To date, […]

Give peace a chance

Give peace a chance

General Officer Commanding of Srinagar based Chinar Corps Lt General A K Bhatt has made a significant assertion that there are no indications that militant recruitments have increased during the past one month. On the other hand Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has also stated that peace should be given a chance and reconciliation process […]

When applicant faces stress from interview board

Shahid Majeed Mir There are generally two sectors in economy Viz public and private. Apart from difference in the controlling authority these sectors vary in their functional aspect to a varied level. While as private sector maintains a good but specialist cadre of employees the public sector faces crisis in the right selection. As far […]

Money machine flows from Noida in UP

  Sandeep Bamzai From anecdotal and documentary evidence before us, one can say without any hesitation that Noida and Greater Noida are not only the most lucrative postings anywhere in India but the centrifugal force that drives the Uttar Pradesh government’s black economy. It’s said a winning strategy sometimes requires a sacrifice or two. “King […]

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