Just A Moot Point

Had leadership analyzed the failures, it would have been a different story

Z.G. Muhammad

“Those who write contemporary history know that the reader is not a passive vessel to receive the text placed before him or her. The reader is also a citizen, a critical citizen, with individual political and idealogical preferences.” These lines from the prologue of Ramachandra Guha’s recently published More

The verdict is out

Is brand Modi on the ascendancy?

Anil Anand

The verdict is out and there is nothing earthshaking about it. It was predictable that Mr Narendra Modi (without BJP) will emerge victorious the third time around in Gujarat. The irrepressible old warhorse Mr Virbhadhra Singh has single-handedly pulled a victory for his over a century old party the More

Fading Stars

Of heroes, hero worship and short public memory

Altaf Khan

Shall Time’s best jewel from Time’s chest lie hid?Said the bard some 500 years ago, but tragedy is that even in this modern age many stars and celebrities fail to draw lessons from it. The only Superstar as Rajesh Khanna was, in Hindi Cinema for one after another blockbusters in early 70’s even More

Syrian Conundrum

Where lies the key to political settlement

Sajad Padder

Another country in middle-east is on the boil. While the dust in Egypt and Libya is yet to settle down, the crisis in Syria has assumed alarming proportions. According to some estimates at-least 32,000 people have died in the last nineteen months while the Alawite-dominated regime of Bashar al-Assad More

  • Kashmir

Geelani flays Bandipora ‘fake encounter’ case closure

Expresses grief over Delhi gang-rape incident


Srinagar, Dec 23: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani Sunday expressed displeasure over the closure report of police over the alleged stage-managed encounter at north Kashmir’s Bandipora More

  • Srinagar City

SMHS hospital sans adequate ticket counters

Patients suffer, authorities unmoved


Srinagar, Dec 23: Failure of authorities to provide basic healthcare facilities at SMHS hospital here is taking heavy toll on patients. Long and unending queues of patients are daily witnessed at SMHS More

  • Jammu

Darbar-e-Younsia holds congregation

Jammu, Dec 23: The Darbar aaliya e Younsia of Kupwara organized a huge congregation at Gujjar colony, Channi Himmat today. The congregation was held under the leadership of Alhaj Peer Mian Maqbool ur Rehman More

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