Theater of the Absurd

The argument cannot be that women should not go out in the evening

Padma Rao Sundarji

Since December’s tragedy in New Delhi, public discourse has  revolved around women in India. If anything came out of the heartbreak, it has been the emergence, like never before, of India young and old, modern and traditional, poor and rich into the open and on the streets to take a long, hard More

ISI mark!

“I will give you a ‘guru mantra’ for success.”

Ajaz A. Baba

The fat Havildar sat on the bench, caressing his paunch, feeling down in the spirits. Somewhere along the way his career had got into a rut. His colleagues had bagged awards, honours and even promotions, but the only area he got advanced in was his middle. As a result while his successful contemporaries More

Positive and Constructive

Practicing Muslims and negotiating with the Kurdists


The Justice and Development Party (AKP) government’s recent decision to negotiate a peace process must be strongly encouraged by parties, groups and so on that are eager for peaceful coexistence in Turkey.I am extremely enthused that the Republican People’s Party (CHP) said it supports the AKP More

Lessons from Kokhrajhar

Autonomous Councils and Minority Rights

Dr Gull Wani

In a conference at Jammu University last month the organizers desired me to speak on experiences with Autonomous Hill Councils in Jammu and Kashmir and North-East of India in a comparative perspective. This probably had become necessary considering recent high level of violence in Assam where lakhs More

  • Kashmir

20000 health employees go on strike



Srinagar, Jan 12: At least 20000 employees of the Health and Medical Education Department Saturday suspended work and held massive demonstration at the Old Secretariat here following the stoppage of their More

  • Srinagar City

Rise and fall of The Bund

Ill-planning vandalizes Srinagar’s globally famous heritage walkway


DOTTED with towering mighty Chinars and overlooking gushing river Jhelum, The Bund in the heart of Srinagar till a few decades ago was a favorite haunt of nature lovers and British. However, ill-planning More

  • Jammu

NC has strong secular credentials: Rana

Jammu, Jan 12: Political Advisor to the Chief Minister Devender Singh Rana said that history of the state is testimony to the strong secular-democratic credentials of National Conference and the sacrifices More

  • PaK

Arrest of 2 JK residents in Mirpur triggers protest


Muzaffarabad, Jan 12: Authorities in Mirpur on Saturday lodged two visitors from Jammu and Kashmir in judicial lockup for want of a valid visa, triggering strong protest by the activists of nationalist More

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