Wajahat Qazi

Masters with Distinction in International Relations from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Worked as Associate Editor of Kashmir Observer.

Marketing Rendezvous: Kashmiri Tujji Wallas and Apple’s Iphones

This is the genius of Apple’s late Steve Jobs and this is what connects the Tujji walla and Iphones. Both… Read More

January 21, 2021

Why I Bemoan the Loss of Our Downtown

Warped and flawed modernization has led to the demolition of the traditional housing structures of downtown giving way to ugly,… Read More

January 12, 2021

The Lure of Dishonesty and Rewards of Ethics 

Say, if corruption is widespread and acceptable, what does the ethical or the moral person do? Be part of the… Read More

September 7, 2020

Give People Credit

All in all, before the liquidity crisis in Kashmir morphs into a full-fledged insolvency crisis, J&K Bank must rise to… Read More

July 20, 2020

Can a Cobbler’s Son Become an Officer?

As things stand, he or she can become a peon or a clerk in a government department. This is cruel… Read More

July 14, 2020

Reclaiming Brand Cashmere

The redeeming fact is that Kashmir (Cashmere in the European imagination) is already a robust brand which has been, however,… Read More

July 6, 2020

The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered its Cold War Victory 


In the nature of a historical narrative and interpretation of America’s foreign policy after the Second World War and then… Read More

June 1, 2020

Do Good Grades and Marks Matter?

In South Asia there is an obsession with grades or more accurately, getting good grades. Such is the fanatical obsession… Read More

May 27, 2020

The Political Economy of Class and Social Power in Kashmir

Life for the deprived classes has been nasty and brutish in Kashmir. It was perhaps only with the incipient advance… Read More

May 17, 2020

What I Learned From Chaiwallas and Autowallas of Kashmir

After leaving Kashmir in September to the West, I did not forget about them. I’d call them and my query,… Read More

May 15, 2020