Creating Prosperity While Beating Drums of Anarchy

Ashraf has some good advice for Kashmir’s political leadership. But by ignoring the role of the civil society in shaping Kashmir’s prosperity, he is missing the big picture(Mr. Mohammad Ashraf, 65, was born and raised in Srinagar. He attended the S.P. High...

Political Dichotomy: Mature Public Led by Immature Leadership

Shafi addresses intricacies of the Kashmir elections while questioning the maturity and wisdom of so-called leaders who have closed their eyes and ears to events taking place in their neighborhood and beyond(Mr. Shafi A Athar, 54, was born in Khrew and completed his...

Where There is Easy Money, There is Easy Exploitation

Musavirr describes challenges in a state with the highest private schooling per capita, and yet very few students from the valley have been selected for IIT, IIM admissions(Mr. Musavirr Wani, 27, was born in Srinagar and attened the Burn Hall School. He graduated from...

Saving the Wullar

Iftikar pleads a case for saving the Wullar Lake which has shrunk from 20,000 hectares to just 2400 hectares in less than 60 years(Mr. Iftikar Rashid Wani, 29, was born in Bandipora and received his primary and undergraduate education in the Bandipora district. He...

Life in the City

Monisa has some sobering thoughts on hassles of the city life in a State coping with violence and anarchy(Ms. Monisa Qadri, 23, was born and raised in Srinagar. She has been a Mallinson Girl and studied bio-chemistry at the Women’s College, Srinagar. She has...