Wajahat Qazi - April 18, 2023
We have become pompous and garrulous. Both these attributes make us loath to countenance viewpoints other than our own. We are argumentative to the point of quibbling over trivia and our arguments never get settled.
Wajahat Qazi - April 1, 2023
Yet again, at the levels of the family and society, psychopathy can never be eradicated. So how are individuals – especially the young and the vulnerable – to be protected from psychopathic predators?All members of society must be sensitized and made aware of potential predators that lurk under the facade and veneer of civility and charm
Wajahat Qazi - February 25, 2023
Importantly, downtown Kashmir has been a site of great literary and mystical(Sufi) insights and experiences. Shrines dot the landscape of this heritage locality of ours and great litterateurs and Sufi poets were born and reached efflorescence and the apogee of their work(s) here
Wajahat Qazi - December 10, 2022
The world is in the midst of deep uncertainty- politically, economically and in terms of world politics. If the drift of things is allowed to continue, then Cold War 2.0 that is in the offing but at an incipient stage could become a horrifying reality with unintended consequences for the world at large
Wajahat Qazi - September 14, 2022
Is Westernization, broadly or narrowly defined, the ‘end game’ for non -Western cultures and societies? Can this be inferred from how people speak and dress? What would against the backdrop of conflicting ideas about culture, desire, ambition, outlook and so on authenticity mean? Would it be ‘pure’ Westernization or ‘pure ‘ nativism’?
Wajahat Qazi - July 28, 2022
You might, to go to an extreme, own a house in Beverly Hills but your heart might yearn for your place of origin. You’ve crossed the proverbial Rubicon; there’s no way back.
Wajahat Qazi - July 16, 2022
The relationship could be more robust and vigorous if a moral component could be overlaid onto the utilitarian one, the kind that could allow people like Ahmad from downtown Srinagar to at least think about a ‘better life’. Is this possible? Possibly.
Wajahat Qazi - July 13, 2022
Before the problem assumes larger and graver proportions, society must rise to the challenge and help our younger folk to live fuller, healthier and productive lives. The alternatives are too bleak to countenance.
Wajahat Qazi - April 14, 2022
Admittedly speculative, it appears that the war in and over Ukraine is a ‘long haul’ war. Russia may capture more territory, consolidate its gains and use these in negotiations and ‘peace’ talks.
Wajahat Qazi - April 3, 2022
Smug with our bellies filled by fine dining, we then go for taraweeh and night prayers, head to sleep awaiting the next roza. While I am sure some do, but honestly speaking, how many of us actually think of the needy, the deprived and the unfortunate?