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Cities within Srinagar City
Gull M Wani
Srinagar is the city I have known all through my life. I first came to see it as a small boy with my father and later to join the NCC camp as a student of middle school Panzath Qazigund. It was really fascinating then to come to Srinagar from a really rural setting and be a participant in certain socio-religious activities. As I joined Degree college Anantnag I used to come to Kashmir University to take part in inter-college volley ball tournaments. Interestingly the physical college was located at Naseem Bagh campus where after some time I had to join the department of political Science as a postgraduate student. Today I live in Kashmir University campus as a professor in the same department and  as a family man. Srinagar has now so to say become my second home. I do make frequent trips to Qazigund –my ancestral home and it continues to be my political laboratory to understand politics in substantive terms.

Damned and Disgraced
The civil society of Kashmir has seen it all; be it political treachery, ideological immorality, financial corruption
Existential crisis
In the process of emerging as a genuine alternative to the National Conference (NC) in the state politics,
A Gatsby killed Romana
Riyaz Masroor
Romana’s murder highlights the core of our societal malaise. Let’s look at the issue beyond the clich?d generalizations such as “social waywardness” and “social evils”.
The fresh spurt in crime rate in Kashmir appears to have two interrelated prongs: the state and the people. As for the state in Kashmir, it lacks popular sanctity for which a host of reasons could be cited. On the other hand, people are suffering from financial insecurity, which is part genuine part self-imposed.
The state here tends to tackle the issue of legitimacy through slogans rather than performance. For example, the slogan of progress, prosperity and development has induced among the masses a wild competition for financial uplift.

Ballot in India – a platter-full of lies
Arshad Malik
India is hot these days, with mercury jumping degrees with every passing day and the heat of the ongoing elections further firing up the emotional thermodynamics of the nation. In India, like elsewhere in democracies, “election” or the exercise of the right to vote is the highest and most extensive form of civilizational discourse that majorly alters the contours of the nation society. But over the decades, long since India gained independence from the British, elections in this country have attained the character of a gambit, where the initiative of the common man – the citizenry – to exercise the ballot power least attributes to the whole process of electing the so-called “representatives of the masses”. Nowadays, it is more about personal vendettas of political parties who have locked horns over power and less about the pure practice of electing a representative government to power.

Birth pangs
In a civil society that has an extraordinarily high sense of ethnic, class and nationality issues,
Women in cross fire
In a seminar on Women’s day at Gandhi Bhawan in Kashmir University, I got the opportunity to examine the problems of the women from the perspective of patriarchy and gender bias as built in the idea of nation when some women activists working at grassroots level shared their experiences in the one day seminar.

Aid its prevention
Much has been written on AIDS as a disease; its life threatening nature, its transmission and its spread.
India’s choices

Whole of Sinai Peninsula was occupied by Israel and all of Soviet made armor and hardware rendered useless. Egypt retaliated…

Honouring post date

Dr Sheikh Showkat Hussain Legally Aligarh Muslin University is supposed to work for advancement of educational and cultural needs of…

Renegade Politics

Kashmir’s uneasy relationship with the New Delhi has many dimensions. Principal among these are constitutional, political and economic. But the…

Idiom of ethnicity

Kashmir has subsumed life in Kashmir. The problem is bigger than the prospect; political positions on the issue have become…

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