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Dispossessed Deonar Dreams

Published by November 3, 2016 9:02 am

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I broke a million mirrors Into a million shards Watched them go up in smoke Making a lazy trail With abandoned realities Of my hungerA hundred years of Listing out children Dead from disease Has not been enough For my molten dreams Mixed with unsettled ashesA hundred years spent In measuring distance From the city... View Article


Sopore killings handiwork of breakaway Hizbul Mujahideen faction: Police

Published by August 26, 2015 8:12 am

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A breakaway faction of the Hizbul Mujahideen separatist guerrilla group is responsible for the recent killings in north Kashmir’s Sopore town, a police officer said on Tuesday “It is the same group that had tried to disrupt telecom operations in and around Sopore areas earlier,” Deputy Inspector General of Police (North Kashmir) Gareeb Das told... View Article


Hapless Beneficiaries of US ‘Progress’: Thoughts on Native American History

Published by August 26, 2015 8:11 am

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Today I am writing about Indians, for a largely Indian audience. The Indians I am writing about aren’t really Indians, it’s a misnomer.[1] They have also been called savages, redskins and a host of other pejorative names. Now we call them Native Americans, or American Indians or Indigenous Peoples. Perhaps we feel that a name... View Article


Cabinet orders Transfers in Administration

Published by June 26, 2015 8:14 am

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In a major reshuffle, the state cabinet which met here Friday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed ordered transfers and postings of 46 IAS and KAS officers in the interest of administration. Ashok Kumar Parmar, IAS, awaiting orders of adjustment in the General Administration Department has been posted as Commissioner/Secretary to the... View Article


Sopore stronghold of freedom struggle, says Geelani

Published by June 12, 2015 4:43 am

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He said conscious people of Sopore have every time “stood bravely against the oppressors and autocracy and offered precious and invaluable sacrifices.” The Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani Thursday said Sopore town has since 1931 “proven as a strong stronghold of freedom struggle of Kashmir and now secret agencies under a planned... View Article


JK ‘setting wrong precedent’ by seeking judicial officers for non-judicial tasks

Published by June 12, 2015 4:40 am

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The J&K government’s request to the High Court to spare a sitting judge for a non-judicial position is against the spirit of the constitution, legal experts said Thursday. Criticizing the government for making such requests, experts said such a practice could “impinge upon the independence of the judiciary while defeating the purpose of separation of... View Article


‘Why not IIM, IIMC, IIT for Kashmir then?’

Published by June 12, 2015 4:39 am

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With Centre buckling under pressure and reportedly sanctioning another AIIMS for Jammu in the wake of protests there, questions are now being asked in Kashmir over the Government of India as well as the State Government’s approach in handling such matters. Senior civil society activists in Kashmir, who have been pressing for establishment of AIIMS... View Article


Centre gives in, sanctions AIIMS for Jammu too

Published by June 12, 2015 4:37 am

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Minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Prakash Ganga Thursday said the government won’t take any step against any region and that AIIMS would be set up in both Kashmir and Jammu. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) would be set up in both Kashmir and Jammu regions, a senior BJP minister said Thursday,... View Article