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.

Possible Ambitions

After the landslide victory fetches it a firm control in Delhi, the focus on Jammu and Kashmir may revolve around the BJP’s possibility of...
Clock Tower (Ghanta Ghar ) (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

Bad Times?

In the last 40 years, the Kashmir government changed three sets of clocks on Srinagar’s landmark Ghanta Ghar, but none of them ever exhibited...

First Hostage Taking

During the amorphous years of militancy that coincided with Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s ascend to first Muslim Home Minister of India, JKLF kidnapped his daughter,...

A Clean Sweep

Jammu’s crime syndicates and gangs apparently patronized by nouveau rich have had many casualties in the past. But this time, investigators were caught sleeping...

In The Name Of Dogs

Fed with high protein leftovers, the stray dogs breed faster than their cousins outside Kashmir. Society’s efforts to get the population reduced to manageable...

Shot In Shopian

A brief gun-battle triggered a chain of events that consumed seven lives including two young men who joined militancy in different situations, as two...

Jailer, Class Apart

Rajni Sehgal, J&K’s most senior female jailor who once jumped to newspaper front pages for training Bangladeshi prisoners in Kashmir embroidery in Kot Bhalwal,...

A New Stone Age

As sections of youth try to standardize stone pelting as the new mode of communication, law enforcing agencies slide in the old era to...
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Breaking A Silence

Barely four days ahead of the platinum jubilee of the communication lockdown, when the phones returned to life, not every call was a happy...

The Other Side of Pain

Killings are painful and shattering for everybody regardless of the politics and profession. On the day of Eid, three cops were killed and two...
The Legend of Jamia Masjid -- Photo:Bilal Bahadur.

The Legend Of Jamia Masjid

The history of Jamia Masjid is a reflection of the history of Kashmir. A monument of resistance politics, the mosque has been witness to...

Interrupting Dreams

J&K PSC, the supreme recruiting organisation, is in a mess. Candidates appearing in one paper are given question papers of another subject. This non-serious...

Unsustainable Affair

In five years, the J&K government spent Rs 1204 Crore to acquire land for various infrastructure projects. But is this process sustainable for a...

Kashmir’s Babu

Before passing recently at 73, Ashok Jaitly was someone who understood pulse of Kashmir and was its de-facto ruler during Dr Farooq Abdullah’s government....

Consolidating The Empire

As Kashmir is witnessing unprecedented load shedding, the NHPC is consolidating its empire in the state. With the Uri-II in operation, the hydropower giant’s...