JRL To Shun Delhi’s Interlocutor

Srinagar—The Joint Resistance Leaders (JRL) Tuesday said they won’t have any talks with the Indian government’s interlocutor for Jammu and Kashmir, calling his appointment “a new tactic” by New Delhi. The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), a conglomerate of senior separatist leaders, rejected any possibility of engaging in parleys with former spy chief Dineshwar Sharma. The […]

This Kashmiri’s Company is one of the Top Brand-Rating Companies in Asia

Asif Var, Founder & Director White Page International talks about his journey from corporate world to his entrepreneurship venture White Page International, a company which is now a top brand rating company in Asia. Tell us about yourself My name is Asif Var, I am the Founder and Director Business & Strategy at White Page International. […]

Food being used as weapon of war in Yemen: WFP

Rome—The World Food Programme (WFP) has said food is being used as a “weapon of war” in Yemen at a time when millions of people face an impending famine in the conflict-ravaged impoverished Arab country. “Yemen is on the brink of famine. Cholera is compounding a dramatic food crisis. Food is being used as a weapon of war,” Elisabeth Rasmussen, the WFP assistant […]

Buddhist nationalists, supporters march to show solidarity with Myanmar army

 Naypyidaw—People marched in Myanmar’s largest city on Sunday to support the military, which has come under heavy criticism over violence that has driven hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh. More than 2,000 army supporters, including Buddhist nationalists and monks, took part in the march in Yangon. “I want to urge you to […]

Article 35A breather offers no comfort

Supreme Court has once again deferred the hearing of the petitions against Article 35A by three months. This has come as a great relief to the majority of the people in J&K who feared the worst.  The apex court had initially agreed to defer the case by two months but later accepted Attorney General KK […]

Can Kashmir go Catalonia way?

Catalonia announced a unilateral referendum for secession from Spain – called it a democratic right. Catalan’s said a resounding Yes for independence. There were initial attempts to make a deal between two administrations – when it failed, Spain declared direct rule and called for snap election. Before that pro-freedom legislators of Catalonia passed a resolution […]

The BJP’s new ‘Mission Kashmir’

  The assessment of the potential worth of the central government’s ‘political engagement’ in Jammu and Kashmir needs to be made in its related context and circumstances, considering that both dynamics are subject to change; from time to time, as much as, from regime to regime and person to person. The scope of the mission […]

In defence of happiness:Why emotional intelligence is key in digital age

Much has been written about the relationship between a happy, positive workplace and an effective, productive workforce. But the definition of happiness can be misunderstood – often it is seen as the presence of positive emotions and the absence of negative ones, which can lead to work cultures that pressure people into faking positive emotions. Research has shown this […]

Modern-day dervishes: Followers of Turkey’s Rumi

If you see someone kissing a spoon before he or she starts to eat or kissing the back of one others’ hand when meeting, you can be sure that you are encountering the modern-day followers of Mevlana Jelaluddin al-Rumi, or Mevlevis. Mevlevis – sometimes known in English as Sufis – follow a school of thought […]

Kashmir Gets First Rhodes Scholar

Srinagar: In a first, a Kashmiri law student studying at Gujarat National Law University, (GNLU) Sameer Ahmad has bagged the prestigious Rhodes scholarship. Sameer Rashid Bhat, a Kashmiri law student at Gujarat National Law University, has been awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship 2018 to study a postgraduate course in Law for a year in Oxford […]