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UN Human Rights Organization: Kashmiris See It As Their Voice?

UN Human Rights Organization: Kashmiris See It As Their Voice?

    Punchline We Find A Voice By Z.G. Muhammad       Historically, Kashmiris since 1819 have always greeted the voices raised from outside the state against their oppression and in support of their cause.  In 1934, when Mahatma Gandhi in response to a missive by a Kashmiri Pandit leader,  Prem Nath Bazaz wrote to him in a letter dated May 15, 1934,  “Seeing that Kashmir is predominantly Mussalman it is bound to become one day a Mussalman state. A Hindu prince can … Read entire article »

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My Bombay Days: Tryst With The Two Star Sisters

My Bombay Days: Tryst With The Two Star Sisters

  Nostalgia The Two Star Sisters ZGM ‘If you want to see magic lands, close your eyes, and you will see one.’ That is how our childhood was- a world of ‘pure imagination.’ Ours was a small world, but it was the richness of our imagination that made it most beautiful.   During winter and summer breaks, for my friends and me, one of best hangouts was a barbers shop at the main roundabout in our locality. The barber’s shop, … Read entire article »

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New Delhi- Srinagar Talks: Leaders Response

New Delhi- Srinagar Talks: Leaders Response

  Punchline Talks: Evian negations Could Be A Model By Z.G. Muhammad There is no history of a dialogue between Srinagar and New Delhi for the resolution of the “Kashmir Dispute.” If a dialogue takes place now, it will be making history. Moreover, the leader from New Delhi, who initiates talks for deciding the future of the state, the cause of wars and skirmishes between India and Pakistan and a nuclear flashpoint will pass into history as a great … Read entire article »

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Srinagar- New Delhi Talks and Kashmir Leaders Response

Srinagar- New Delhi Talks  and Kashmir Leaders Response

  Punchline Talks: Evian negations Could Be A Model By Z.G. Muhammad   There is no history of a dialogue between Srinagar and New Delhi for the resolution of the “Kashmir Dispute.” If a dialogue takes place now, it will be making history. Moreover, the leader from New Delhi, who initiates talks for deciding the future of the state, the cause of wars and skirmishes between India and Pakistan and a nuclear flashpoint will pass into history as a great visionary. And, … Read entire article »

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My Bombay Days: Looking For Manto In the Island of Giants

My Bombay Days: Looking For Manto In the Island of Giants

  Nostalgia Island of Giants ZGM The tinsel world of India has an intrinsic charm- a beauty that makes its distinct from any other metropolises in the sub-continent. Those, who adopt the city as their abode remotely move out of it. Those who live in it hardly forget about it. For many, like me, the city in all its shades rings like Dr. Faustus mesmerizing lines on seeing the Helen of Troy, ‘was this the face.’    Like a magnet … Read entire article »

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Kashmir: Dusting Archives To Know Beyond Dulat-Durrani Discourse

Kashmir: Dusting Archives To Know Beyond Dulat-Durrani Discourse

  Punchline Dusting Archive To Know More Kashmir Dispute Has Solution In Its Archives By Z. G. Muhammad   Sometimes a new book for its contested contents makes one dust the archives and look for answers and explanations for the controversies raised in it.  In a situation like that of our where people are caught up in a morass of political uncertainty and are struggling for ending it many times, books are sponsored by the establishment to cloud the … Read entire article »

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My Days in Bombay: Searching for Inner Peace in Tinsel City

My Days in Bombay: Searching for Inner Peace in Tinsel City

Nostalgia Off To Haji Malang ZGM Many spiritual experiences can’t be captured in words.  Offering late night prayers during sultry days on an islet with the soothing breeze blowing on all sides from the Arabian Sea had a unique spiritual elation. Perhaps, it was as good an experience as that of whirling dance when ‘the invisible world becomes apparent to the whole.’ Nevertheless, for me, it had the same inner solace that I experienced as a young … Read entire article »

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