O My God

Umesh Shukla's OMG is a brilliant piece of cinema


O My God is the story of Kanji Lalji Mehta (Paresh Rawal), a middle-class Hindu atheist who owns a shop of idols and antiques in Mumbai. An insurance company denies to honour his claim after his shop gets destroyed in an earthquake. They plead that since earthquake is an `Act of God' so this mode More

The credibility crisis

All such events smear the image of media on the whole

Abdul Majid Zargar

Indian media's credibility is at an all time low. The arrest of two senior journalists of Zee TV on charges of blackmailing & extortion has put a huge question mark over integrity and credibility of the Indian mainstream media. Naveen  Jindal, Congress MP & owner of Jindal Steels has More

Of Justice and Reconciliation

Can Kashmir contemplate reconciliation without thinking of justice!

Rashad Hussain

Truth and reconciliation commission played an important role in South Africa to overcome the past resentments and fractured relations, created during the apartheid period. Actually Truth and Reconciliation Commission is a transitional justice system which is very useful in post conflict recovery situations More

Me and Muharram

My uncle with welled up eyes often accompanied the Muharram processions


Like all children, I too was born with a ‘canvass clean and pure’. Notwithstanding dust raised at Shaltang and beyond before my birth continuously clouding the truth during my childhood and it  stifled, with hangman’s rope tightened around every truth seekers neck,   I grew up to boyhood More

New paths in Kashmir

Is it not time that delusions of old are shed and the people are not misled?

A G Noorani

IT is a great pity that a unique conference in Muzaffarabad, held early last month, has not received the attention which it so richly deserves. On Nov 5, the first-ever delegation of women civil activists crossed the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir to attend a conference.The first such cross More

  • Kashmir

3492 HIV+ve patients in JK: ACS


Srinagar, Dec 1: Jammu and Kashmir has 3492 people living with Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV) while 1095 are living on Anti Retroviral Treatment (ART) which is meant to maximally suppress the HIV virus More

  • Srinagar City

Horror behind the bars in Shaher-e-Khaas!

Parents of Nowhatta youth complain of police excesses during detention


Srinagar, Dec 1: The parents of accused stone-pelters who were released last night have accused police of excesses like denial of food, water and medicines during the detention.  65-year-old Ghulam More

  • Court Watch

Sessions Judge not competent to allow constructions on Lidder bank : High Court


Srinagar, Dec 1: Ruling that the committee headed by Principal District Sessions Judge Anantnag is not competent to allow constructions along the banks of river Lidder in south Kashmir’s Islamabad (Anantnag More

  • South Asia

Pakistan to act if evidence against Hafiz Saeed stands in court: Khar


Islamabad, Dec 1: Pakistan will take action against LeT founder Hafiz Saeed if India provides evidence against him that stands in court, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said today. "Hafiz Saeed More

  • World

India vote in favour of Palestine state


United Nations: India, which voted in favour of Palestinian statehood, has expressed hope that the enhanced status at the UN will pave the way for resumption of "serious and direct" talks with Israel as More

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