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The Mirwaiz Institution – Its importance In Kashmir Story

The Mirwaiz Institution – Its importance In Kashmir Story

The   Mirwaiz Institution It’s Importance for Kashmir By Z. G. Muhammad Author Like Chris, a French writer and filmmaker, “What I’m passionate about is History; politics interests me only insofar as it is the cross-section of History in the present.” Looking, at the contemporary scenario at our own place, I was thinking how past three centuries have shaped our contemporary narrative, in this column I may not be able to write how this narrative is potent … Read entire article »

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War Cannot Dissolve or Resolve Kashmir

War Cannot Dissolve or Resolve Kashmir

PUNCHLINE War Cannot Dissolve The Kashmir Dispute Z .G. Muhammad Saturday morning, I woke up to many a disturbing news on the grapevine. From the Masjid door to  long waiting  at the bakers’ shop for hot loaves of traditional bread,   lots of news about frightening rattling of aeroplanes and helicopters  from 2 A.M in Srinagar, deployment of hundreds of additional companies’ of paramilitary troops in Kashmir to the mid-night  crackdown on the cadres of the Jamat-e-Islamia and other organization was making … Read entire article »

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Visit to Alma Mater: Reliving The Happiest Moments of Childhood

Visit to Alma Mater: Reliving The Happiest Moments of Childhood

Nostalgia An Afternoon In   Alma Mater  By ZGM   Something happened inside me, I involuntarily pushed my foot on the brake pedal, stopped in front of the main gate of my alma mater with a screeching sound disturbing the passers-by. I don’t know if it was the crumbling building, once buzzing science block of my school with its shattered windows that got on my nerves- stopped my car. Or the crescent-shaped signboard, reading in bright letters Islamia Higher Secondary … Read entire article »

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Kashmir: Is Not Story Of A Cricket Game

Kashmir: Is Not Story Of A Cricket Game

  PUNCHLINE Kashmir: Not A Game of Cricket by Zahid .G. Muhammad     I am not a cricket buff, equally not a great fan of the game; the last popular legacy of the British imperialism in all its colonies.  Perhaps, in the crowd of millions of Kashmiris, I am an odd man out whose adrenaline never goes up while watching India-Pakistan cricket test matches, one day and T-20. My heart never collapsed for Indian cricket teams like Professor Akbar Ali … Read entire article »

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Bridegroom on A Colt: Only Rich And Influential Could Afford White Stallion

Bridegroom on A Colt: Only Rich And Influential Could Afford White Stallion

Nostalgia Bridegroom on A Colt ZGM I have an unbreakable bond with my childhood. That perhaps holds true about everyone. Often on festive, even not-that-jovial occasions, I instantaneously get connected to my childhood. ‘Childhood memories’ as someone has rightly said ‘come crashing like a wave, and one reaches to them with arms out to grab them, to catch them, hold them close,’ and I take great pleasure  in  sharing  them with my friends; young and … Read entire article »

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Blood-Spilling On LOC, Solution Lies In Birth of The Temporary Line

Blood-Spilling On LOC, Solution Lies In Birth of The Temporary Line

  Punchline Z. G. Muhammad It was yet another dark day for people living on the bloody line dividing Jammu and Kashmir. On Friday, fire-spewing mortar guns that have been thunderously roaring like man eaters for past seventy years devoured ten more human beings and wounded dozens critically- perhaps disabled for life. Four civilians including a husband and wife and a Border Security Soldier where killed in R. S. Pura and Arina sectors in Jammu. On the other … Read entire article »

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The 100 Days ‘2016- Kashmir Intifada- an Analysis

The 100 Days ‘2016- Kashmir Intifada- an Analysis

The 100 Days Intifada’   Kashmir on International Turf By Z. G. Muhammad   The ‘Intifada’-2016 has completed hundred days. In the seven-decade-old resistance movement of the State, it has been longest uprising – something unprecedented.  Of the hundred days, every morning in 2214 villages of Kashmir and hundreds of mohallas and colonies of Srinagar, dawned with a new tragedy. Many horrid and horrendous stories of human rights abuses added to the blood-soaked Kashmir narrative.  The year 2016, … Read entire article »

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