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Gandhi In Kashmir Narrative- My Take on Ramachandra Guha Biography Of Gandhi

Gandhi In Kashmir Narrative- My Take on Ramachandra Guha Biography Of Gandhi

  PUNCHLINE ‘Mahatma Gandhi’ In Kashmir  Narrative By Z.G. Muhammad       Couple of weeks back another voluminous biography was added to grand list of biographies on Mahatma Gandhi.  Seventy years after the British sailed across the Indian  Ocean   the stories of the two protagonists of the India’s independence movement Mahatma Gandhi and Quaid Azam   Jinnah continue to engage scholars and biographers. Notwithstanding, the two charismatic leaders of the subcontinent  largely forgotten by their respective nations and  reduced to emblematic … Read entire article »

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Brides and Bridegrooms Then And Now

Brides and Bridegrooms Then And Now

      Bridegrooms And Barber’s Bowl ZGM   In our sprawling city, with beauty salons galore, and brides queuing outsides these for having  long sittings with the beauticians, the stories of the past, not that past by their mothers and grandmothers when these parlors were not there, and brides still looked prettier than spring flowers  sound to them  as good as fairy tales. In their pursuit of looking prettier than the Helen of Troy that ‘had launched a thousand ships’ many … Read entire article »

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The New Power Game And Kashmir Resolution

The New Power Game And Kashmir Resolution

  Kashmir in New Power Game By Z.G. Muhammad     Once again India-Pakistan relations are getting enmeshed in the emergent ‘neo-cold war between Washington and Moscow. Since Donald John Trump took over as President of the United States, it has become more than obvious. The two countries are apparently yet to learn lesson from the past- that it was they joining the cold war politics, which immensely contributed to the non-resolution of the disputes between and perpetuation in … Read entire article »

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Kashmir: Once Again On Floor of the Security Council

Kashmir: Once Again On Floor of the Security Council

Kashmir: Security Council Rise To Occasion Z. G. Muhammad  For the past seventy years the war of words, on the floor of the United Nation’s Security Council on the Kashmir Dispute, has been a routine with India and Pakistan. It, in fact, began, on 30 December 1947, when New Delhi sent a cable to the Security Council, through its representative at UN. The cable, making a complaint under Article 35 of UN charter … Read entire article »

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Kashmir: Imran Khan’s Litmus Test

Kashmir: Imran Khan’s Litmus Test

PUNCHLINE Kashmir: Imran Khan’s Litmus Test By Z.G. Muhammad   On Saturday, August 18, 2018, four days after the Independence Day of the country there was a change of guard in Pakistan. This was not a simply passing baton from one political party to another. It was a paradigm shift inasmuch as it brought to end rotating leadership between the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) and the Pakistan People’s Party after decades. In fact, transferred power from the fiefdom of the … Read entire article »

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On Kashmir Dispute Vajpayee Puts Nehru in The Dock

On Kashmir Dispute Vajpayee Puts Nehru in The Dock

PUNCHLINE  Vajpayee Was Different From Nehru?   Z.G. Muhammad In all literature; history, memoirs, and travelogues, Kashmir is described as a country.  Notwithstanding, being ruled by  Moguls, Durranis, and Sikhs through their governors for exacting taxes to the extent of famishing people, it continued to be known as   a country. It retained, this title even after India and Pakistan were born as an independent dominions. For the first time, it lost this title on 27 October … Read entire article »

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Mashal-e-khu’er – the children of lesser god but part of pageantry

Mashal-e-khu’er – the children of  lesser god but part of  pageantry

  Nostalgia ‘Mashal-e-khu’er The Luxury of time was the beauty of our childhood. We were not couch potatoes, but free as birds having liberty to perch on high or low branch and sing our songs like a nightingale. We had freedom of Iqbal’s hawk to fly   unimpeded high in skies at our sweet will. ‘To have a happy childhood is the luckiest thing that can happen in one’s life. That way our whole generation despite being … Read entire article »

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