Read B A Bashir's interesting article in GK. Thanks for showing your concern. Alas! the fact is nothing will change for good and things will go from bad to worse. Every family in Kashmir will have to mourn the loss of their near and dear ones - courtesy our arrogance and pseudo- superiority complex.
I live in West Europe and would like to share something with you. Believe me I spent equivalent to around 2.5 lac rupees just on driving lessons. I passed the practical driving test in the 6th attempt and paid equivalent to Rs 30,000 towards exam fee only. You will be surprised to know that I failed the test twice for failing to the check the internal mirror. How many drivers in Kashmir know what mirrors are meant for? I failed twice for driving at 55km in a 50 mile zone.
This year I went to a driving institute in Srinagar to find out more about learning driving in Kashmir. I was shocked to learn when he confidently assured me that I would be road worthy after 18 half hour lessons. Out of curiosity, I asked him if his car had a double control system for safety (brake and clutch), he had no idea of this system. When I asked about final driving test, he honestly told me that a bit of chai would be enough.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 6 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 6 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 7 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM LETTERS
Despite VPís Intervention, Authorities Unmoved
Srinagar, Jan 6: In a glaring instance of official apathy towards rehabilitation of families affected by the calamities, a family from old city area here is running from pillar to post for the past two More
- Srinagar City
Reviews restoration work
Srinagar,Jan 6: Chief Minister,Omar Abdullah Sunday morning visited the under construction Shrine of Peer-e-Dastgeer Sahib (RA) at Khanyar here and received first hand appraisal of the status of progress More
State subject, domicile certificate for refugees
Vijaypur (Samba),Jan 6: In a significant development,state revenue minister Raman Bhalla on Sunday disclosed that Jammu and Kashmir government will bring an amendment in the state Constitution in next More
- South Asia
16 Militants Killed
REZAUL H LASKAR
Islamabad, Jan 6: At least 16 militants were killed and seven others injured in a coordinated attack by US drones which fired a volley of missiles at three Taliban hideouts in the restive South Waziristan More
Muzaffarabad, Jan 6: Activists of pro-independence National Students Federation (NSF) held a rally here on Saturday to express their rejection of the January 5, 1949 UN Security Council resolution on Kashmir More