School of Defection

With assembly active and no government in place, various politicians are attempting to get power and are keenly exploring the possible loopholes in state’s stringent anti-defection law. Masood Hussain revisits the history of the defection in the state to understand how the conflict has helped the tradition emerge into a…

Books

Inking An Accord

The intellectual Congressman Jairam Ramesh, when not in power, writes books. His sixth book in four years is about P…

Special Report

Birth of Burhan

In Last 30 years, Kashmir witnessed killings of thousands of militants, some of them trained by veterans in Afghanistan. But…

Discourse

First Timer’s Raw Ambition

By Khursheed Wani “Someone asked him what he would count his biggest achievement in life,” Mehbooba Mufti told a group…

Personality

Khursheed A Ganai

In the year 2015, when a 1982-batch IAS officer Khurshid Ahmad Ganai was overlooked for the post of Chief Secretary,…

Sajad’s Achievable Partyhood

by Jahangir Raina A few years back, when PDP was in opposition, I had commented somewhere on social media about…

When Chips Are Down!

by Kuldeep Khuda The fluid situation in the state of Jammu & Kashmir over last 70 years and particularly since 1990,…

Justice

Indefensible Cases?

The ‘beauty’ of the collapsed BJPDP regime was that the two parties agreed on issues in the Agenda of Alliance…

Politics

Minting Manifestos

As the BJPDP alliance becomes history, the lawmakers from PDP, NC and independents enumerate the incidents and landmarks of the…

Culture

Painting Pain

Artist Veer Munshi’s world starts and ends with Kashmir, his roots, migration and the crisis in between. Last week, his…

Education

The Sand Art

When an entire classroom understood the idea of how sand art can be used to explain a situation in one…

Politics

Afternoon Annulment

Slightly more than 25 months later, BJP pulled out of coalition at a time when PDP was busy in governance…

OBTIUARY

Mir Syed Shujaat Bukhari

by Umar Mukhtar The journey of Shujaat Bukhari’s life started from his native village Kreeri in Baramulla, which he left…

Conflict

The Shihlipora Shades

On the 17th anniversary of counter-insurgent Azad Nabi’s killing, Muhammad Younis visited the remote south Kashmir village to understand the…

Handicrafts

1865: Kashmir Weavers’ Agitation

By all accounts, world’s first organised labour agitation took place in Kashmir on April 29, 1865, almost 21 years before…

Forum
Photo Essay

Haj 2018: Batch 1, Takes Off

by Tahir Bhat and Bilal Bahadur SRINAGAR: The first batch of Mecca pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir took off from…