This Krishna-Arjuna division is too simplistic – to say the least
WRITE HAND BY AJAZ UL HAQUEKashmir, says Syed Ali Shah Geelani, is a Mahabharata. Kashmir Saga, like this old Sanskrit epic of ancient India, also throws some immortal characters and unforgettable lessons. This Krishna-Arjuna trope has been excessively and quite naively discussed in the Kashmir context. Our analysts interpret More
They seem to come out braver and better. They retain their moral self in the face of extreme crisis. We all need to learn a lesson or two from them. They are the people of Japan.
Resilience By Humi ShahJapanese are trying to make sense of the disastrous earthquake. What must it be like to lose everything? I was listening to the news and a man had lost his wife, son and the grandchildren.It sent a chill through my spine. Not only had he lost all his beloved ones but also the place he once called More
Turning agrarian land into construction sites must raise the alarm bells. We are fast losing our productive and open spaces to urban sprawl.
Basarat HassanImagine 10-15 years down the line. We are travelling from Panthachowk to Islamabad, squeezed roads, back to back cars, dense dwellings on either side of the road, hardly a tree visible, ugly structures like shopping malls looming after every 10 meters. What would it look like. Can there be more horror More
Time for Kashmiris to think for themselves, no remote controls please
VIEW FROM LONDON BY Nayeema Ahmad MahjoorEither Pakistani leadership is living in fool’s paradise or it is bent upon ruining the terror eaten country to the extent that it soon becomes history not to be repeated in the future. At the moment the country is not only passing through the critical phase of its survival but also trapped by the More
Is Kashmir fit for entrepreneurship and NRK investment now?
Dateline SRINAGAR By Arjimand Hussain TalibA large number of non-resident Kashmiris (NRKs) today face a predicament: is it time to return home or not? Despite spells of gloom and uncertainty, lately, Kashmir has witnessed a silent but hyper economic activity. Still, some fundamental problems remain.We have wonderful human resources, which More
Freeze Frame By Syeda AfshanaThe realm of beauty and charm. Your land. I was rarely called to accomplish the task assigned to me at this place. But to my utter surprise, nowadays I hardly get a breathing space here. Primarily, because of the people here and then those at the helm of affairs who have failed to ponder into the More
Nostalgia By Z.G. MOurs was an austere childhood; very simple, but full of fun and frolic. Austerity, I believe had more to do with limited means than with religiosity. I vividly remember my childhood dress. During summers it was white cotton - ‘laathe’ Kameez and Pyjama or Kameez and Shalwar. During winters we More
Kupwara, Aug 6: Acute water scarcity has gripped Sohipora, Hayhama and Chowkibal areas of Kupwara district causing huge inconvenience to the people in the holy month of Ramadhan. The aggrieved residents More
- Srinagar City
Like the hot Middle East, worship places in Srinagar have started making use of air conditioners
MASJIDS in this Himalayan region City are offering cool atmosphere this summer. Reasons: Much on the lines of worship places in the hot Middle-East, air-conditioners have made way into Masjids in Srinagar More
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Jammu: Expressing satisfaction over the introduction of a special resolution on Kashmiri Pandits in the US House of Representatives, Panun Kashmir today said the resolution had vindicated their stand that More
- South Asia
Puli Alam, Afghanistan, Aug 6: Thirty-one US Special Forces and seven local troops were killed when the Taliban shot down their helicopter, officials said Saturday, and in what was the deadliest single More
Jeddah, Aug 6: The date palm, originating, as best we know, in the Middle East, has proved such a successful plant and source of nourishment that it has spread across the planet.Domesticated and bred to More