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Respond To Clarion Call Retreat Pellet Guns

Respond To Clarion Call Retreat Pellet Guns

PUNCHLINE Haunting ‘Dead Eyes’ By Z.G. Muhammad   On 15 March 1929, Sir Albino Banerjee, a Bengali Christen, who for two years had been   Foreign and Political Minister of   Maharaja Hari Singh had observed that the rulers had been treating “Mohammadan population” worst than “cattle.”  Ninety years later, when the idea of governance in the world has undergone a sea change, and colonialism has crashed the mindset of those in the corridors of “hegemonic authority” in the state … Read entire article »

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Autobiographical notes Bombay 5- When Our Boys Were Thugged

Autobiographical notes Bombay 5- When Our Boys Were Thugged

Nostalgia ‘Blue-Collar’ Boys from Srinagar ZGM ‘The City of Ships’ to use Walt Whitman’s line, ‘proud and passionate city! mettlesome, mad, extravagant city!’ was now no more strange to me.   The maddening crowds on its streets, the huge tides kissing the shores like a passionate lover over an over again were no more alien to me. The evening scenes outside the old campus of the Bombay University reminiscent of some romantic scenes in an Urdu novel … Read entire article »

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Autobiographic Notes Doctors Who Loved Kashmiris

Autobiographic Notes Doctors Who Loved Kashmiris

  Nostalgia Our Philanthropist Businessmen By ZGM Time ticked by, I no more felt lonely in the maddening crowds of the metropolitan city. I no more saw everything around me, grey–insipid and colorless. My distressing feelings: ‘I had nothing to contribute; I played no part; I was on the edge had vaporized- soothing and freshening sea breezes had a lot to do in it.’ Now, in all its seasons, shades and colors I loved the vivacity and vibrancy of the … Read entire article »

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UN Commissioner In Asking Access to Kashmir Is Not Blasphemous

UN Commissioner In Asking Access  to Kashmir Is Not Blasphemous

Punchline Kashmir on Diplomatic Turf Z. G. Muhammad India and Pakistan have earned a ‘sad and bad distinction.’ Perhaps in the world, only these two nations since their birth as independent countries are endlessly engaged in war of attrition. The two important South Asian players, now nuclear powers have continuously been exchanging mortar shells and fighting battles along the line Jammu and Kashmir. The line drawn by the United Nations Security to stop the waring countries from fighting … Read entire article »

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Autobiographical: Khawaja Ahmad Abbas and Kashmir

Autobiographical: Khawaja Ahmad Abbas and Kashmir

    Nostalgia   Meeting K. A. Abbas   ZGM      In the city of seven islands, every Sunday had its beauty for me; it always had a new thrill and excitement. To enjoy the poetic beauty of the city in all its aesthetics, I more than often boarded a red double-decked bus at the bus stand outside my home in Colaba.  Those days at the bus stands, elevators, and escalators the city was also magnificent for its discipline. … Read entire article »

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António Guterres Wake UP – It can turn into a nuclear war

António Guterres Wake UP – It can turn into a nuclear war

  PUNCHLINE António Guterres Wake UP – It can turn into a nuclear war   By Z.G. Muhammad     Some days back, I found a passionately written petition in my mail box appealing for ending tension on the line vivisecting Jammu and Kashmir (LOC). The petition from a journalist friend from Jammu was addressed to Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan. The appeal on behalf of the citizen of Jammu and Kashmir rightly ‘apprehend that the growing tension will intensify … Read entire article »

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Autobiographical Notes 3: My Days in Bombay

Autobiographical Notes 3: My Days in Bombay

    Nostalgia Meeting the Arzoo Man ZGM It was a  dreamland. For many of many of my friends, it was a fabulous city that neither they nor their fathers had ever visited but only heard about it from those few in our Mohalla who visited this city of seven islands for selling silver trinkets, carved and embroidered crafts. Their fathers, grandfathers had shared with them lots of stories about Lahore- the city of splendor and culture. But, after having … Read entire article »

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