Are we entertain-mentally challenged?

Most of us in Kashmir don’t live life; we just breathe

Ejaz Ayoub

In order to maintain a healthy balance between our body and mind we have to provide an outlet to our natural instincts by involving ourselves into ethical pleasures. We as humans need a break from our daily routines and if this break is not taken in the form of entertainment then most of the times More

Neither here nor there!

Yes, dual loyalties end up nowhere!

Dr. Ajaz A. Baba

Yesterday I saw a dog on the road. Did I hear you say ‘Big Deal!’? Well of course the sentiment expressed is quite understandable. It is indeed no big deal seeing a dog on any of our roads nowadays. Not only has the canine population seen an exponential rise in recent times but also it is the dogs More

Transition Pains in Egypt

If Egypt has to choose between “growing pains of democratization” or the “military-judiciary tutelage,” it should not hesitate to pick the first option


Rising tensions in Egypt were unavoidable after Morsi’s intervention in the oligarchy of the judiciary. It is hard to say whether it was the Egyptian liberals that caused the tensions to rise, simply because the liberals have nothing to gain in Egypt on the streets. Neither the liberals’ popular base More

Are Coalitions Corrupt?

The working of coalition governments in J&K raises a plethora of questions

Dr Gull Wani

Speaking at India Today State of the States Conclave of the 2012 Omar Abdullah candidly stated that ‘’it is impossible to root out corruption in a coalition government’. He, however, is optimistic about the potential of democracy in improving and stabilizing systems. I have no problem in understanding More

  • Kashmir

Ire brewing against pesky power cuts

Protests Erupt In Summer Capital; No Improvement Unless Consumers Cooperate: PDD


Srinagar, Dec 7: With power situation worsening in Kashmir, people on Friday took to roads in several parts of the summer capital here to protest against the erratic power supply amid biting cold conditions More

  • Srinagar City

Dal Dwellers Dislocation in Disarray

Rakh-e-Arth lacks basic amenities


Srinagar, Dec 7: Notwithstanding the Central government’s liberal funding on conservation of Dal Lake and rehabilitation of Dal dwellers, the state government has been unable to mitigate the sufferings More

  • Jammu

Govt orders promotions, transfers in middle-rung administration

Zubair Posted Spl Secretary Finance, Kumar Is Addl Secretary Planning


Jammu, Dec 7: The state government Friday ordered promotions and transfers in the middle-rung administration.  As per the orders issued by the General Administration Department (GAD), Farooq Ahmad More

  • World

Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal arrives in Gaza for first-ever visit

Rafah, Dec 7: Exiled Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal broke into tears on Friday as he arrived in the Gaza Strip for his first-ever visit, a landmark trip reflecting his militant group's growing international More

  • GK Feature

Four Sons of Jana Begum

A mother who lost her four sons and her husband to conflict in the past sixteen years



Sitting near the window of her modest home in Diver, Lolab, 120kms north of Srinagar, Jana Begum, 51, emptily stares around, heaving long sighs of “haye meray Khuda”, before talking about what she has More

  • Islamabad

Pollution, encroachments mar Jhelum’s beauty at Bijbehara

Islamabad: Failure of the authorities to take measures for conservation of river Jhelum here has pushed it on the verge of extinction.  Considered to be lifeline of Kashmir, the river is marred by More

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