The Ultimate “Zero Sum” Game

Bukhri saheb is ignoring the basic tenant of Kashmiri leadership – which is to co-mingle religion and politics in order to harness every ounce of emotion out of hapless Kashmiris (Syed Rafiuddin Bukhari, 72, was born in Kreri in Baramulla District. He is the...

Can People Succeed When Their Leaders Have Failed Them?

Rouf argues that no amount of sacrifice by public can overcome the mitigating influence of poor leadership qualities among Kashmiri politicians (Mr. Rouf Rasool, 39, was born in Srinagar (Amirakadal area). He has a Master’s degree in Mass Communication and...

Feeding the Cycle of Misgovernance

Arjimand views recent changes and transfers of government officials as desperate firefighting exercises (Mr. Arjimand Hussain Talib, 34, is a columnist/writer and a development professional who matriculated from Tyndale Biscoe Memorial School in 1991. He subsequently...

Liberation From Fear

Soayib argues that pursuing freedom while ignoring needs of the society, and especially those who are suffering, makes no sense (Mr. Soayib Qureshi, 21, was born in Srinagar. He did his early schooling from Burnhall, Srinagar, and transferred to the Lawrence school,...

Freedom From Knowledge

Does azadi include the freedom to deny the young their right to education? Education First, Freedom Can Wait Manzoor Anjum By denying our children access to education, what kind of freedom we are looking at? If the society is uneducated, illiterate and ignorant, who...