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Budshah Still Lives?

Budshah Still Lives?

More than 500 years have passed but Sultan Zainulabideen still dominates the governance circuit. Zubair Sofi asks people of eminence and history about the phenomenon Khalid Bashir – Historian We can’t say that

Death of 14 Crows in ‘Democracy’

by Jamsheed Rasool In the movie The Birds, Alfred Hitchcock scared the whole world by projecting birds—with all their claw-jabbing and beak-pecking—as a threat to the survival of the human race. The 1963

Crack In The Wall

by Shah Faesal In social gatherings people usually tell me that if I want to be remembered, like officer A or B is remembered in his own District or Tehsil, I must focus

Kashmir Needs Leaders

by Gopalkrishna Gandhi In a venue known for its liberal and secular ambience, the veteran columnist LK Sharma was bluntly told by a gentleman: ‘Go to Pakistan’. ‘LK’ as he is known was

Modi’s Doval Doctrine In Kashmir

The Modi government’s hardline strategy in Kashmir is a straight lift from the approach suggested by National Security Adviser Ajit Doval in 2010. Speaking about protests that year he told policymakers not to

Banning Reader

by Masood Hussain For a greenhorn reporter, it was quite an excitement to sit on a protest in September 1989 outside the main gate of the erstwhile Sherghari Fort, housing the state legislative

Picture of the week

Photo by:- Hanan Khan It is prohibited under various environmental legislation to carry on any commercial or residential activity near a water body, but then such rules are for fools to follow. A

Picture of the week

Photo by :- Rahill Massud Once I reached near to these beautiful speechless creatures of creator, I could feel their cries. They were as if asking loudly: why we were massacred? Can we sincerely