IN DEPTH

Kupwara’s Killer Well and A Wedding Tragedy

Kupwara’s Killer Well and A Wedding Tragedy

Four men from a godforsaken northern Kashmir hamlet—where tap water is still a distant dream—went to clean a disused well for a wedding preparation. They returned dead and the merrymaking moment at once became a mass-mourning

Doligam and the House of Khwaja Samad Joo

Doligam and the House of Khwaja Samad Joo

Samad Joo was a Vizier first in Ranbir Singh’s era and then Pratap Singh’s. His family held lot of weight in the Pir Panchal mountains. His father Khwaja Afzal Samad Joo was a Tehsildar and an estate owner. He owned swathes of land, right across from Doru in Islamabad to Banihal

Interview: ‘COVID’s Environmental Impact Shows All Is Not Lost’

Interview: ‘COVID’s Environmental Impact Shows All Is Not Lost’

Coronavirus might’ve proved to be bad in many ways, but it has created a positive environmental impact. Much of this can be attributed to social distancing, self-isolation and social shielding measures implemented by countries to limit the spread of the virus

The Kashmir Blackout

The Kashmir Blackout

The author investigates the constitutionality of the internet shutdown imposed in Kashmir. He argues whether the communication restrictions hold up to the test of ‘reasonable’ envisaged under Article 19(2) of the Constitution of India.

Post-Script: Kashmir Lost its Promising Advocate

Post-Script: Kashmir Lost its Promising Advocate

When even strangers feel a personal loss over a certain human departure, it perhaps reflects the level of tragedy. That’s how Shopian’s apple of an eye who had in him a streak of brilliance is being remembered after his sudden death

Pain of Kashmir

Pain of Kashmir

That face of our three year old child crying over the body of his grandfather ought to give us sleepless nights but will it haunt Indian people. How is it possible that a wailing child in a conflict zone cannot penetrate your heart and tear it apart?

Sopore Tragedy

Sopore Tragedy

The tragedy of the civilian’s killing and the attendant pictures of the boy are beyond the predictable condemnations  and  the disingenous ordering of  probe. It is the moral vacuum in which such killings take place

Hindi-chini Bye –Bye

Hindi-chini Bye –Bye

Earlier border clashes and war in 1962 put Nehru on weak wicket. His fulminations against Chinese were not of any help: ‘It [China] believes in the inevitability of war and does not want the tensions in the world to lessen’

Point of Order

Point of Order

After all the lies & false assurances last year even if/when the government explains these orders hardly any of us will take the assurances at face value”.  For its orders and explanations to carry faith with people, the government needs to rebuild its credibility

Drugs for Covid-19 Infection

Drugs for Covid-19 Infection

The search for an ideal vaccine against COVID-19 is still incomplete. Some vaccines are in the final phase of the trial and need to be carefully examined. Post-market surveillance reports must be followed

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