Same story, different response

Delhi incident shocked entire India and that speaks of an alive collective conscience, but one wishes to see the same behavior when the same, or even worse, happens elsewhere

Hassan Zainagairi

Reminiscent of the last years Ana Hazare’s anti-corruption campaign that brought thousands of agitated people on the streets, the bone-chilling rape of a Delhi medical student in a moving bus has evoked fury. The protests are gaining momentum. Huge public demonstrations have been witnessed near Jantar More

Forgetting the past!

Those who do not learn from the history are condemned to repeat it. So forgetting the past may condemn us to repeat the mistakes


Pakistan’s interior minister Rahman Malik during his recent visit to India remarked that we should forget the past and move forward. On this, Omar Abdullah tweeted that we should not forget the past selectively and suggested going back to 1947. As long as the human mind functions normally, one cannot More

…an hour with Geelani

It was an heartwarming experience!

Dr. Javid Iqbal

I arranged for an hour with Syed Ali Shah Geelani on 8th of December, prior to the start of a seminar on human rights in Hyderpora office of Hurriyat [G] where I was invited as a participant.   Incidentally, human rights day is observed worldwide on 10th of December. However, Hurriyat [G More

The great swindle

From pickled sharks to compositions in silence, fake ideas and fake emotions have elbowed out truth and beauty

Roger Scruton

A high culture is the self-consciousness of a society. It contains the works of art, literature, scholarship and philosophy that establish a shared frame of reference among educated people. High culture is a precarious achievement, and endures only if it is underpinned by a sense of tradition, and More

  • Kashmir

‘2012 most peaceful year since eruption of militancy’

Police data reveals zero incidents of violence in five Valley districts


Srinagar, Dec 27: Steep decline in militancy-related incidents in the Valley continued through 2012, bringing the killings to all time low. Interestingly, five districts of the Valley did not record a More

  • Srinagar City

Choked drains at Naveedabad irk inhabitants, authorities mute

‘Drainage mess has affected our social relationships’


Srinagar, Dec 27: Despite spending crores of rupees on construction of drainage system in Srinagar, most of the drains in many localities here are choked in absence of regular cleaning.  Inhabitants More

  • South Asia

Bilawal makes formal entry into Pak politics


Islamabad, Dec 27:  Slain former premier Benazir Bhutto's 24-year-old son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari today made his formal entry into Pakistani politics, pledging to protect his country and its fledgling More

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