Paying the Price

What happens to a society that is obsessed with politics and hardly invests in human development? Salman finds the price of indifference (Mr. Salman Nizami, 25, was born in Banihal tehsil of District Ramban. He completed his graduate degree in mass communication and...

The Banana State

It takes courage to tell the way it is, and Arjimand does not shy away when confronted with sad reality. Indeed, he makes a solid case that charity begins at home (Mr. Arjimand Hussain Talib, 34, was born in Srinagar. He is a columnist/writer and a development...

Environmental Slumber

Zeenat laments about government’s continuing indifference to pollution caused by brick kilns, cement factories and lime quarries (Ms. Zeenat Zeeshan Fazil, 26, was born in Srinagar, Kashmir. She did her schooling from King George (Mumbai) and later Cambridge...

The New Animal Farm

A topical editorial in the Rising Kashmir describes how sudden postings and transfers that are tailored to suite the elite ruling lobby has enslaved the political system completely Of Transfers and Reshuffles What started as a noble mission in 90s has now turned as...

Democracy or Oligarchy?

Junaid describes the fall-out from institutionalized family rule in Kashmir (Mr. Junaid Azim Mattu, 25, was born in Srinagar. He partly completed his schooling at the Burn Hall School, Srinagar, and partly at the Bishop Cotton School, Shimla. He attended college in...