When we were in our third year of publishing, The Milli Gazette we received an offer on behalf of the Indian army in Kashmir to publish “news items” which they would provide us and for this they would pay us Rs. 40,000 a month. We rejected that offer
The current crises we face in India on matters of identity, of governance and conflict resolution for example the very term, ‘north east’, Dr Kusum Gopal argues is a consequence of the divisive colonial policies
Had there been no militarisation in the state then, I would have surely written about something else. An outsider would be inspired to romanticise about this place if not for its walnuts, apples and the famous Dal Lake.
The important thing for me is that I learned about equality and the oneness of God. Whether you are a winner or loser, king or slave, short or tall, rich or poor, sinner or saint, ugly or beautiful - regardless of what colour you are,
On November 8 when I was driving home, at about 8pm, I received a message on Whatsapp that Rs1,000 and Rs500 notes had been de-monetised with effect from midnight that night. I thought it was a hoax till I got home and put on the television.
The life of Faiz Ahmed Faiz, one of the most widely quoted poets from the subcontinent, has been a source of much romanticisation and speculation. A new biography of the poet, written by Ali Madeeh Hashmi,
Rebel People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader, Tariq Hameed Karra, who was one of its founding members, resigned recently on the premise that the people in the ruling alliance were ‘acting more like Nazi forces’.
Imagine a homeless street child sifting through a mountain of garbage with bare hands trying to find something worthwhile that can buy him a meal or two and the next day, he's known as an international celebrity.
Karen Armstrong, British scholar of comparative religion, finds that there is a long and inglorious tradition of distorting Islam in Europe. She criticises the notion that Islam is essentially more violent than Christianity and speaks about the genes
While the infiltration from Pakistan has decreased alienation and resentment against Indian Army and other security forces in Kashmir has increased manifold, reaching alarming proportions in certain areas.