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.

Chai Pe Charcha

by Masood Hussain It was proverbial pellet disbursal on Monday last when the activities picked up quickly. While Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was driven to his...

Living On The Edge

Accessibility is the first casualty when it snows. But this is just one of the vulnerabilities with which about seven million people have survived...

Dangerous Tactics

Introduced in the summer of 2010 as a ‘non-lethal’ crowd control measure, pepper gas and chilly grenades were touted to restrain protests without causing...

“It is good to see people ask questions like how and where we are...

Director School Education Dr Shah Faesal, an IAS topper who wants to be remembered as an Iqbaliyat scholar, tells Saima Bhat that it is...

Perpetuating Confusion

Appointed at the peak of 2010 unrest by the Home Ministry, three interlocutors were mandated to “to identify the political contours of a solution...

Water Woes

In Gade Khud village, just 17 kilometers from Srinagar city everything comes to standstill when a government installed community tap comes to life. Official...

Delimitating Debate

Powerful Modi government is reportedly toying with the idea of a fresh delimitation for Kashmir assembly by undoing a legislative freeze. While there is...

Unsung Heroes

While everybody is crediting the medicos and the cops for doing what they are doing in the ongoing pandemic, nobody is even talking about...

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...

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...

Decimal Divide

Municipal elections have offered decimal statistics of democracy currently in vogue in Kashmir. The black and white map offers a clear view of the...

Breach in the cement block

The state has allowed an outside player into the cement sector, ending the monopoly of local players. Trade leaders are annoyed at the opening...