On Reading Mirza Waheed’s ‘The Collaborator’
Guest Column By Siddhartha GigooI first got to know of Mirza Waheed through Sameer, a friend of mine, who goes on postponing a rendezvous with me. It must have been the summer of 2009. I had read Sameer’s riveting short story, ‘The Brave’ and was in awe of it, particularly the visual imagery and characterization. I had come to know More
There was something amiss in the teaching methodology.
Nostalgia By Z.G. MI was not blasphemous. It should not be read as sacrilegious: In theology class, I was an imbecile boy. Sitting in this class most of the times, my mind would be as blank as a white sheet of paper. The lectures by turbaned and henna-dyed bearded teachers on morality and fundamentals of religion were More
He’s the most interesting as well as intriguing creature of this place
Freeze FRAME By Syeda AfshanaPessimist; cynic; wise-crack; pedantic; pugnacious—all packed into one. Let’s call him ‘XLR’—no connotations, mind you! And you may replace that by ALR, BLR etc., of course, with the exception of SLR. For it may hurt him as also others who drink, eat, sleep and ease-out in the shade of SLRs.  More
Explore possibilities to take some pressure off from the Dal Lake.
What’s up By Sajjad BazazEnvironmental issues marring the natural beauty of Kashmir have always remained a concern mainly from tourism point of view. High on the agenda is to fight out the pollution in Dal Lake, which has endangered the life of the lake. When we talk of pollution in Dal Lake, we cannot ignore the presence More
Blood is red. Human red.
Write Hand By Ajaz ul HaqueThe murder of two sisters, Asifa and Akhter, at Sopore is a yet another ghastly spectacle after the Shopian incident. This horrifying episode has been unconditionally condemned by one and all and why not? By all means, it is a tragedy enormous. But even bigger tragedy is the politicization of human More
In the words they utter, in the food they have, and in the ceremonies they enjoy; in short in the life they live, Kashmir is strikingly present. Bilal A Bhat guides us through the life in UzbekistanLike its desert climate, sweltering sun-drenched days and often frigid nights, Uzbekistan is a land of contrasts. It is a new nation with an old heart. Partially covered by the vast empty deserts of Central Asia, the country’s rich history and cultural legacy are evident in the beauty of its cities More
He is innocent, say family members
Srinagar, Feb 12: Family members of 18-year old Omar Hameed Hanga, booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) 15-days ago, on Saturday accused police of booking their ward on flimsy charges.   More
- Srinagar City
At 19, when he tried his luck as an amateur at country’s biggest model hunt, many ridiculed him of being a kid who should strive for some ‘child hunt’. But as the fate had it, he emerged as the youngest More
- News in Brief
Srinagar: The Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy and National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah on Saturday visited Hazratbal Shrine here and reviewed the arrangements made by the Muslim More
Wood technology diploma holders appeal CM
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Srinagar, Feb 12: The Wood Technology Engineering Diploma holders today urged the government to change the eligibility criteria for the recently advertised post of assistant handicraft training officer More
United Nations, Feb 12: External Affairs Minister was caught in a public gaffe when he inadvertently read out the speech of the Portuguese Minister at a UN Security Council meeting here but rectified the More