OPINION

Behind the Books 

Behind the Books 

Overall, the whole episode has put spotlight on the issue of ethics in research, particularly a research involving subject-informants from conflict zones who are vulnerable for sharing their stories and intimate selves to researchers.

Respect the Forest Rights Act   

Respect the Forest Rights Act   

If the Government is really serious about implementing the Forest Rights Act (FRA) in J&K, then first and foremost, the list of villages should be notified. Then a large-scale awareness campaign has to be launched.

Rohingya Crisis: Limits of WB’s Proposal

Rohingya Crisis: Limits of WB’s Proposal

As the Rohingyas also want to return to Myanmar, integration into Bangladesh, following WB’s recommendations, is like denial of their fundamental & human rights. Some local experts believe that integration may lead to a new “Palestine Crisis” 

Numbers Behind Numerics: Facade of University Rankings

Numbers Behind Numerics: Facade of University Rankings

The university’s score on 8 out of 15 sub-parameters has been quite poor. For Intellectual Property Rights and Patents, it has received zero. For sub-parameter Economically and Socially Challenged Students, its score is 0.86 out of 20. Its Peer Perception ranking is 2.18 out of 100

The K in Feminism 

The K in Feminism 

It is necessary to first empower Kashmir women to understand their own models of femininity — political and religious. It is another matter which one would be adopted by women ultimately.

What Happened to Srinagar’s Waste to Energy Project? 

What Happened to Srinagar’s Waste to Energy Project? 

The main challenge for managing solid waste in Srinagar or even Kashmir valley is the dearth of landfill sites. Srinagar city is surrounded by water-bodies and wetlands. There are not even 100 kanals of wasteland available where a new landfill site could be set up.

End of American Empire?

End of American Empire?

Perhaps it is too soon to declare the decline of the US, but the last two decades have brought significant shifts in global geopolitical dynamics. As Fareed Zakaria argued in his 2008 book The Post-American World, The fact that new powers are more strongly asserting their interests is the reality of the post-American world.

What the Geelani’s Death Foretells

What the Geelani’s Death Foretells

What made Geelani a bigger challenge for New Delhi among all Kashmiri separatists was not his hawkish politics, not even his rehearsed line on Kashmir dispute, or his refusal to hold dialogue with Delhi but his capacity to harness the simmering anger in the Valley and spin it into a large-scale popular revolt

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