Bertolt Brechet: Marrying Art and Politics

No subservience to politics though, we need to be conscious of the ends we serve as poets

Dr Muhammad Maroof Shah

Zaref Ahmed Zaref once remarked that his son calls him and fellow poets as wah wah  party. This is true about many poets but not all of them. Zaref Sahab himself is no wah wah man. Our key poets have played their role in struggle against Dogra rule, though later much of the time in mushairas More

Between Hope and Despair

The book narrates the tragic events of 2010 in all its aspects

Book: Kashmir Story…Hope & DespairAuthor: Zahid Ghulam Mohammad [ZGM]Publisher: Gulshan Books, SrinagarEdition: December, 2012Reviewer:  Dr. Javid IqbalBook review becomes an easier undertaking if the author is personally known. Zahid is the leading More

Beyond Kashmiri

Food for thought for elite academic alone and not for commoners!

Professor Muhammad Aslam

Title of Rashid Afaq’s self-published book KALCHAR KYAH GOV? (What is Culture?) can easily mislead the reader if he/she does not look at the inner cover where the author tells us that the book  is a “collection of critical and research articles” and not “about culture”, though there is one essay More

Book  : Kashmir Triumphs & TragediesAuthor  : Dr Abdul AhadPages  : 294 pagesPublisher : Gulshan Books, SrinagarAbout the book:Seeking to present fresh perspectives on a variety of facets of Kashmir, known or unknown, More

  • Kashmir

Lolab girl loses life in littered explosive blast

2 Siblings Also Injured; SOP Nowhere In Sight


Srinagar, Dec 12: A girl died while two of her siblings were injured in a littered explosive blast in Lolab area of frontier district of Kupwara on Wednesday evening.  Police sources said Nuzhat Akhter More

  • Srinagar City


JKSMA holds symbolic trek from Faqeer Gujri to Asthan Marg in Dara stretch of Harwan area in the heels of mount Mahadev


Srinagar, Dec 12: Adventure tourism lovers Wednesday joined hands to promote hills in Srinagar for trekking by holding a symbolic trek in the picturesque Harwan area.  In continuation to the celebration More

  • Jammu

Govt sets up panel to probe Assembly Complex damage


Jammu, Dec 12: A portion of the Assembly complex here collapsed reportedly due to construction work going on nearby, prompting the Jammu and Kashmir government to set up a three-member panel to probe the More

  • World

Pt Ravi Shankar passes away


Washington, Dec 12: Legendary sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, who spearheaded the worldwide spread of Indian music and had a major influence on Western musicians like The Beatles, died today in San More

  • Court Watch

Court directs State to relocate 3 foreign under-trials

Counsel seeks lodging of accused at lock-ups nearer to their trial court


Srinagar, Dec 12: A local court Wednesday directed the State to lodge two foreign ‘militants’ at Central Jail Srinagar and district jail Baramulla while sending the third ‘militant’ back to district jail More

  • GKeducation&Careers

‘Allow kids to think critically’


 Since 2008, Kashmir Education Initiative (KEI), a volunteer-driven philanthropic organization with a focus on education in Kashmir, has been quietly supporting education of talented and deserving More

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