`The nation asks'

Why can't we control our madness, and be responsible


A fretting fuming Goswami is out to destroy Pakistan single handedly to outdo his counterpart across the border. `The nation asks tonight' (his favorite line that sets the tune and mind you, nation means Arnob himself), `how is Pakistan allowing Hafiz Sayeed to run his network in the country'. By More

The mindless LoC killings

A life lost is a life lost, Indian, Pakistani or Kashmiri

Happymon Jacob

The tit-for-tat barbarian killings of the Indian and Pakistani soldiers by each other along the LoC and the passions running high on each side spearheaded by the ultranationalist media is straight out of a medieval military mindset. Not only has the media on both sides been asking for more and more More

Of Morning Assembly


Should, I forget ‘the past and wish it a farewell as no longer in the past present dwells’. Should I agree with a poet who says? :   ‘There is no need relive the pastfor to do so is in vain . . .Yesterday's gone, today is herewhy relive the pain . . .”Notwithstanding More

Hum Tere Shehar Mein …

Of course, the street sings the situation

Syeda Afshana

When asked what is it that you look forward to when you travel to a new city, Jeet Thayil, a distinguished poet and one-time journalist, says, “It’s the rhythm of a city. That feeling you get when you walk on the streets of a strange city”. Of course, the street sings the situation. It tells the More

On the LoC cliff

Are India-Pakistan relations headed for a long freeze?

Arjimand Hussain Talib

The Ceasefire Line (LoC) dividing Kashmir is rattling with the sound of gunfire yet again. But let us remind ourselves these are very limited-scale hostilities. The LoC is a gigantic line. The latest hostilities remain limited to a very small area. But make no mistakes, the impact of these hostilities 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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