Bravo! Our Young writers

You are scripting the stories of your nation

Z.G. Muhammad

Some years back, a top executive at a seminar organized by a group of mass communication graduates jeered at me for pouring out my heart. Living to my belief that “he who writes his story, inherits the land of that story”, I had said   there was no Edward Said or Eqbal Ahmed  or Franz More

Hindu Nationalist vs Nationalist Hindu

The new idiom of secular vs communal fight

Anil Anand

It is Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP’s self-perceived Prime Ministerial hopeful Mr Narendra Modi’s  “Hindu Nationalist” versus Congress Communication wing head Mr Ajay Maken’s “Nationalist Hindu”. These may look to be mere semantics. But semantics do matter particularly during an election year More

Online Curfew

All routes are barred, please wait till the ban is lifted


Pin-drop silence on the routes of Server. Browser home-pages wearing a deserted look. Networking sites under house arrest. Zilch movement on status indicators of dongles. Weird, but true. This is online curfew. Sometimes declared, sometimes undeclared.  Online curfew has become a routine More

Race for the top

Modi or Rahul? Who can make it?

Muhammad Kamran Shamshad

As the 2014 general elections draw nearer, coalition parties in India like UPA and NDA have girded up their loins and are reaching out to public in their own ways. Both the camps have not so far officially announced their prime ministerial candidates but hints are being given out. While Rahul Gandhi More

  • Kashmir

Will Gool probe be different from 54 ordered since 2009?

Inquiry would be taken to logical conclusion: Govt


Srinagar, July 21: With Kashmir once again on the edge following the killing of four unarmed protestors at Gool in Ramban district, the inquiry ordered by the government is once again under question. Will More

  • Srinagar City

From north to east, Achan stench furthers

After Shaher-e-Khaas, nauseating smell invades Lal Bazar; Srinagarites pestered; Admin sleeps


Srinagar, July 21: Despite repeated public appeals to the government top brass –seeking end to the foul smell emanating from Achan dumping yard –the stench has been furthering with each passing day –even More

  • Jammu

Conduct investigation by sitting HC judge: BJYM

Jammu, July 21: The youth wing of BJP today demanded a probe by a sitting High Court judge into the firing incident in Ramban district that left four persons dead on July 18. "We demand stern action More

  • World

World’s first Quran in embroidery

Dubai, July 21: It’s unique, it’s magical and it’s monumental. A Syrian businessman in his 50s has come up with a new form of art that’s a blend of calligraphy and embroidery and, interestingly, he has More

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