Watching Shikara in Kashmir

Watching Shikara in Kashmir

What is it like watching Shikara in Kashmir? It certainly is not the same as watching the movie outside Kashmir where its subject – the expulsion of Pandits from the Valley in 1990 – has strongly resonated with people

Security Expertise to Deal with Health Emergency

Security Expertise to Deal with Health Emergency

As is apparent, the barriers telegraph a familiar characteristic of the administration in Kashmir: its tendency to treat every challenge as a law and order issue. So, the spread of coronavirus can only be fought by barricading the red zones

What is Behind Govt’s Ban on 4G in J&K?

What is Behind Govt’s Ban on 4G in J&K?

Internet ban was imposed on August 5 last year and eight months on there is no indication that the government is anywhere close to restoring the service fully in Kashmir, even after Coronavirus pandemic.

Why Abdullah, Mirwaiz’s Demand for 4G Made Kashmir Angry

Why Abdullah, Mirwaiz’s Demand for 4G Made Kashmir Angry

When the newly released Dr Farooq Abdullah wrote a letter  to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking restoration of 4G network in Kashmir in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, many Kashmiris were furious

Moving On In Kashmir

Moving On In Kashmir

Statehood, domicile rights, protection of jobs emerge central planks of new J&K politics tentatively taking shape in the wake of repeal of Article 370

Invisible Hurriyat: Has The Crackdown Grounded Amalgam For Good?

Invisible Hurriyat: Has The Crackdown Grounded Amalgam For Good?

It seems unlikely that the centre will rethink the arrest of the separatist leaders in near term. That is, unless the union government is certain that releasing them wouldn’t adversely impact the existing normalcy in the UT

Rise of a Daughter

Rise of a Daughter

Iltija’s relationship with her mother — of whom she is fiercely “protective” — is fuelled by healthy arguments and differences in opinion.

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