Governance

The state craft has evolved differently in Jammu and Kashmir over the years. This section offers narratives about the various facets of the governance in between various elected governments and the governors.

The Peak Fault Line

Gujjars, Bakerwals and Paharis share the same ecosystem but the traditional social stratification dictated the inclusion of nomadic tribes into the ST fold, unlike...

The Road Scare

Unless the road-keepers and the traffic managers will not sit with the stakeholders and identify the issues to be tackled, driving in the hills...

The New Voters?

While the elections to Jammu and Kashmir’s skirted assembly are not taking place soon, the special summary revision of voters is expected to be...

Deconstructing A Protest

It looks so simple to register a protest. When the protest drags on for a month, sustaining it becomes a festering resource and emotional...

Warming Up Sessions

It is too early to predict that an election will take place in Jammu and Kashmir but the political parties are working overtime to...

Recruitment Racket

With the selection list of police sub-inspectors already binned, there are strong possibilities that the Finance Accounts Assistant list and also the JE selection...

That Sinking Feeling

Even after 13 lakh tourist arrivals and a lot of interventions announced by the government, the economy on the eve of Eid is indicating...

Old Taxes Return

In the forward-looking GST regime, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has revived an abolished tax that is expected to be collected for the last...

Jamming Jobs

Recruitments in the government are chaotic and painful, writes Tasvur Mushtaq in the backdrop of the SSB crisis in police SI examinations Job is a...

Stressed Schooling

A series of decisions taken with regard to the private school education sector has brought back the debate over how Kashmir is going to...

Travel Traversities

Helping people travel faster and better with their dignity intact must be a priority for the government. It will improve growth, and confidence and...

Pandit Protests

The killing of Rahul Bhatt triggered unending protests by Kashmiri Pandits who are serving the government across the Valley under a special package. Khalid...

Deconstructing Delimitation

With the Ranjana Prasad-led Delimitation report expected to trigger sweeping changes in the legislative map, the politics and the power structure of the erstwhile...

Unusual Outages

Unprecedented load shedding has pushed angry consumers to the streets in Jammu and Srinagar forcing power managers to explore all options within their reach....

A PM Visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first visit after the reading down of Article 370 was focused on the development and grassroots democracy. The visit that...