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Armistice at LoC: ‘All Eyes On Backchannel Diplomacy Now’

Armistice at LoC: ‘All Eyes On Backchannel Diplomacy Now’

Resumption of the Diplomacy Era with the White House rejig has already started lowering some rigid global guards and resurrected the olive branch policy now fast branching out in the valley with silent gun phase at the Line of Control.

Khan’s Talks Offer

Khan’s Talks Offer

For a durable peace in the region, India and Pakistan have to find a way to get together. This requires statesmanship on both sides. And this will only be possible if there’s willingness on the part of the neighbours to resolve their issues.

Cement Concrete Roads In J&K

Cement Concrete Roads In J&K

On the basis of initial cost of pavement the Concrete Roads are reported to be around 15 to 16 % costlier than the Bituminous Roads. However, on life cycle cost basis, the cement concrete roads due to their long life of 35 to 40 years and better durability are estimated to be around 25-30% cheaper when compared with Bitumen roads.

Shrinking of Wular Lake

Shrinking of Wular Lake

Lack of understanding of the values and functions of Wular Lake, wetlands have led to conversion of its large area. Agri settlements, willow plantations and govt sponsored programmes have led to shrinkage of the lake.

Talks With Taliban

Talks With Taliban

It will be a while before the the US-Taliban and the Taliban-Afghan government reaches its logical conclusion and peace returns to the country. Eventually the stability in Afghanistan will have to be the responsibility of the regional powers.

Qaleen Bafi: The Wilting Art of Kashmir

Qaleen Bafi: The Wilting Art of Kashmir

Due to less returns, many artisans are switching their profession and the children of artisans are pursuing different professions.

Exit the Dragon?

Exit the Dragon?

There are all the indications that Kashmir is once again set to become a pawn in the geo-political game: this time at a regional level with China and India’s rise adding a far larger dimension to the lingering issue.

Battleground Bengal

Battleground Bengal

It remains to be seen how the situation plays out in the state as the elections are held. But it will be a gripping, tough contest. And its outcome will leave a far-reaching impact on the course of politics across the country.

Don’t Put a Price on Brides 

Don’t Put a Price on Brides 

Behind feel good pictures of brides dolled up, there are years and years of a parent’s earning that they could have easily invested in something meaningful but they didn’t have the choice to do that.

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