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Two men on the death row in the two neighboring countries can be a silent war. It may not be visible to us like the drones or missiles falling on buildings and killing people. Being on death row is in itself an extreme punishment after being convicted. There are several cases in which the convicted person denies of committing the crime.
It is imperative to realize that we cannot expect a foreigner from the West, or some super genius in a remote corner of the country to come to our rescue. We are the ones suffering and we are the ones who have to come up with the solution as well. We possess the knowledge but we lack the drive to apply it practically to simplify our problems.
Suddenly someone in the street screamed “Oh my god, what a tragedy!” Someone was lying in the street and blood was oozing from his body. I was terribly shocked because I knew this man. He was the man who sold us our bread. I can recall as if yesterday, the sight of his basket full of fresh bread coated with hot blood.
By Fahad Shah n the political arena of the Jammu and Kashmir, a little known family before 1930s which made it to the pages of history is the Abdullah’s of Kashmir. Starting from Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, who belonged to a shawl weaver family and became the Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, to the current [...]
By Ikram Ullah Kashmir needs no introduction to the people on watch for the Human Rights violations in the conflicts around the world. They must have heard, researched and reported on the killings, desaparecidos, unmarked graves, fake encounters, custodial killings, illegitimate arrests, rapes and the worst of crimes against humanity that turn people immune to [...]
By Amrita Ghosh “We are exhorted to be women, remain women, become women” – Simone de Beauvoir, (The Second Sex, xix) To my women readers: can we think of a time and space when we have not thought of ourselves as a woman, and the cultural discourse it has been embedded with? Is it really [...]
By Ibreez Ajaz The industry in Kashmir is booming. Sales have thrived for one sector in particular – cloth. More specifically, cotton. Cotton for wounds, cotton for kahfans, and cotton for handkerchiefs. Cotton for the factories, for textiles – millions of cogs turning in rhythm to gunfire, increasing proportionately with each blast. The looms creak [...]
By Shubhrastha very revolt, protest and dissent acquires language of appropriation. Based on its individual politics, it chooses the symbols, tags, brands and names of comprehension and diffusion. The protests in the valley of Kashmir are one among the many similar yet different manifestations of clash between contending parties across the globe. This article seeks [...]
Can Jammu and Kashmir Economy achieve the sustained growth rates with structural transformation of employment? By Showkat Anwar Bhat Modern economic growth means more than increases in per capita output and rise in total factor productivity. As the per capita income increases the structural transformation in terms of employment and output of the economy changes. [...]
What if she is provided with that handful of love and respect she deserves! By M F Janawari istory repeats itself,” as they say. But in case of a woman it is static to change hence any repetition. Nonetheless, she is seen shouldering every burden in all spheres of life but she is not [...]
By Sarthak Maggon et the dark days of violence and conflict be left behind and a let a new dawn emerge, ” these were the reassuring words of President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, which I hate to admit do not as much as seem to me as anything more than an empty promise, a [...]
By Ibreez Ajaz his year marked a turning point in many Arab nations. Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Oman- all were in the throes of revolt and rebellion. Masses united under one banner of resistance: “Ash-shab yurid isqat an-nizam” (the people want to bring down the regime). And so they did. They fought, protested, and [...]