Ray of hope fading away

Ray of hope fading away

Just one week after DGMOs of India and Pakistan decided to implement 2003 ceasefire agreement in letter and spirit, armies of both the countries exchanged the fire yet again in Jammu sector on Sunday. Two soldiers of the Border Security Force were killed in the cross border firing. The BSF claimed that Pakistan army violated […]

Modi and the art of the fib

Mohan Guruswamy Last week, the Prime Minister once again tried to address the failure of his government to spur any meaningful growth of employment by making false claims. His answer to this is to keep insisting that the total loans disbursed under the Mudra scheme. Narendra Modi now claims that “loans worth Rs 6 lakh […]


Shahnawaz Qureshi The greatest fear of writer’s is that they think what they are writing been already written before. But it is not true. You might resemble your writings with the once you have read. But I believe that everybody has his own capability to do the things in a different way. Once you start […]

Stop killings

Stop killings

A forces vehicle mowing down a youth at Nowhata in Srinagar’s old city after Friday prayers last week has triggered outrage across Kashmir. The incident happened despite Police working out a “truce plan” to ensure that Friday prayers are offered without any disturbance. After the youth was crushed to death by the forces vehicle in […]

Ceasefire, but no talks

A G Noorani Could the directors-general of military operations of India and Pakistan have agreed “to fully implement the ceasefire understanding of 2003” in Kashmir in a short phone conversation on May 29, unless it had already been agreed at the highest political level? Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti has been urging a reluctant Centre to […]

How the blockade on Qatar failed

Marwan Kabalan On the morning of June 5, 2017, Qataris woke up to the shocking news that their country was under blockade. The hostile move came from none other than its Arab neighbours and cofounders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC): Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain, along with their ally, Egypt. The so-called quartet […]

Men need to introspect

Men need to introspect

A new chronicle about atrocities on women released by the Crime Branch of Jammu and Kashmir Police has made the startling revelations. The crimes against women instead of showing decline are increasing with each passing day. It’s strange that despite women standing out in all the fields and shouldering equal responsibilities along with men are […]

Lolab Valley: Shrines and Legends

Mohammad Iqbal Mir Lolab, one of the most beautiful valleys of Kashmir, is located to the north-east of Srinagar. This valley, 15 miles long and 3 miles wide, is traversed by stream Lahwal, which flows down from the surrounding hills. Lolab has many pasture lands and a rich forest cover. Presently, it forms a part […]

Kashmir a heaven on earth

Faizan Qureshi Kashmir is worlds one of the most picturesque place. Whenever i think about Kashmir it reminds me Persian emperor Amir Khusrow’s famous words “Agar firdous barooe-zameen ast hameeen asto hamee asto hameen ast”(if there is paradise on earth, it is here, it is here).Every year lakhs of people visits Kashmir and enjoy nature […]

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