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Pied Piper of Kashmir

Published by September 10, 2017 4:24 pm

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It would have been much easier to make decisions and judgements if all the fights were between good and bad. Right and wrong. Oppressor and oppressed. This world is a complex one and what adds to its complexity is the nature of human perceptions. The question whether people are more important than the cause or... View Article


In search of Kashmir’s first martyr

Published by September 10, 2017 3:41 pm

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“The question as to who is the first martyr of Kashmir has intrigued Kashmiris in general and a student of Kashmir history in particular. Robert Thorpe is believed to be the first in this chain of martyrs. About the biography and the contribution of Thorpe we need to authenticate the details. The veracity of the... View Article


World Disappearances Day: APDP stages sit-in-protest

Published by September 10, 2017 3:13 pm

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On the eve of International Day of Disappeared, Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) staged a peaceful sit-in at Pratap Park Srinagar on Wednesday. Scores of family members of disappeared persons participated in the peaceful protest that was also attended by Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik who expressed solidarity with... View Article


Nikah Simplifying

Published by September 10, 2017 2:59 pm

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Dowry is a pre-requisite for a marriage’ is a deep rooted social evil in our society and makes whole society polluted Marriage – the sacred union that takes place only between a man and a woman. In relation to this revered bond, there are many verses of the noble Qur’an and countless Ahadith that encourage... View Article


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


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

Published by May 23, 2015 4:08 pm

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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


The Waiting

Published by May 5, 2015 3:45 pm

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I remember, when, in my slumber I was visited by an unknown traveler, He had come from a distant land To wake me up, turn me firebrand; This traveler shared neither his name Nor the land from where he came. I raised my voice, joined his chorus Thinking, its time to be victorious; The prophetic... View Article


Knowing Pakistan’s Daughter: Sabeen Mahmud

Published by May 3, 2015 2:07 pm

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Sabeen Mahmud, a fearless lady with bright eyes and open mind, was shot dead by unknown assailants on April 25 at a traffic signal in the cosmopolitan city of Karachi, Pakistan – a country which gained independence some six decades ago from British India in the name of Islam. Fourty-year-old Sabeen was not any ordinary woman but an... View Article


In Conversation With Kashmir’s Emerging Racer

Published by March 18, 2015 7:45 pm

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For 21-year-old Abrar Bin Ayub — like many youngsters — life is mostly about speed, thrills and cars. But, unlike most of them, he has transformed his love for raging machines as a full time professional ambition. Abrar hails from valley’s Apple town Sopore and is presently a 3rd year B.Tech Automobile student at SRM University Chennai. The racer has been working for the college’s racing team... View Article