Governance articles



For the first time in last three decades, the government took the ambitious decision of terminating its own employees for fomenting trouble. There is a strong probability of the government versus employees show-off


In the ruckus over killings and blinding by security grid, political parties have talked a lot in last fortnight. But it is unlikely to change even an iota how Delhi intends to manage

Mine Mints

In the just concluded assembly session, J&K’s political class converted reforms into a threat to state’s special status and successfully sold it to scared gullible people so that their interests in mineral deposits

Dignity of Labour

Dr Haseeb A Drabu, J&K’s Labour & Employment Minister is working on an idea to improve the situation of private sector in such a way that pressure on government jobs reduces significantly. He

Leave, Please!

For bulge of workforce working on contractual basis in government sector leave is an emotional issue. While their permanent counterparts enjoy all perks, they are left on the mercy of rules of engagement.

When Curtains Fall

As Durbar closes in Jammu for a six-month stint in Srinagar, Tasavur Mushtaq describes the scenes that set in as files started sleeping into the tin trunks for a 300-km journey All of

Engaging NHPC

As certain information about NHPC’s operation in J&K were revealed through an RTI, Kashmir is back to its energy debate, singling out India’s hydropower giant for exploitation. Masood Hussain offers new information to

Terror Square

Twenty six years after Handwara witnessed the first blood, two youth became the latest casualty, triggering a new chain of protests and killings in north Kashmir. Braving odds and obstructions, Bilal Handoo reaches

Issues on Table

Tasavur Mushtaq Blazing sirens at 12 noon on April 4, finally announced the arrival of Mehbooba Mufti to the seat of power, the civil secretariat. Dressed in trademark green designer suit, headscarf and

Newsy Nine

Takeover by a new PDP-BJP government was extra-ordinary phenomenon. After three months of tense wait and intense interactions between the allies, the new government marked not only a generation shift but also a