Valley Hijacked by Moral Brigade?

Afshana pleads for some common sense. Public may or may not get it, but civil society surely needs to loosen up(Ms. Syeda Afshana, 35, was born in Srinagar. She attended the Vishwa Bharti High School in Rainawari, Srinagar, and the Government Women’s College in...

Kashmiri Carpet Trade Takes a Hit

Carpet exports out of the valley may drop by 50% or moreEconomic meltdown melts down demand for Kashmiri carpets tooSrinagar: The centuries-old carpet industry of Kashmir is facing a severe crisis in the wake of the global economic slowdown, endangering the livelihood...

Stripping the Cultural Icon Naked

Tagore Hall’s dilapidated condition is a proof of Kashmiri society’s fall from the graceLack of money defaces Tagore HallMudasir Amin (Kashmir Images)Srinagar: Tagore Hall, the only auditorium worth its name in Srinagar which has all along been the hub of...

Feudal System is Alive and Well in Academic Institutions

Mudasir argues that better education requires meritorious teachers rather than a dual track approach where contract teachers are treated by regular staff with disdain and suggests a new recruitment system that does not breed corruption and nepotism(Mr. Mudasir Wani,...