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SMC demolishes illegal constructions carried out by Hattrick food owner

SMC demolishes illegal constructions carried out by Hattrick food owner

Srinagar: Srinagar Municipal Committee (SMC) Wednesday demolished the illegal constructions for commercial purposed carried out by the Hattrick food owner Showkat Chowdhry in uptown locality of Sanatnagar. SMC Commissioner Riyaz Ahmad Wani said as soon they came to know about the illegal construction carried out by the Hattrick food owner, they sent the teams to […]

Battling cancer, actor Irrfan Khan writes open letter: ‘Between the game of life and the game of death, there is just a road’

Battling cancer, actor Irrfan Khan writes open letter: ‘Between the game of life and the game of death, there is just a road’

By Irrfan Khan   It’s been quite some time now since I have been diagnosed with a high-grade neuro-endocrine cancer. This new name in my vocabulary, I got to know, was rare, and due to fewer study cases, and less information comparatively, the unpredictability of the treatment was more. I was part of a trial-and-error […]

Soccer and Srinagar

Soccer and Srinagar

 By  Faheem Jeelani     Great creative pursuits have an inherent capacity in them to transcend the actual performance. Some of the most finest musical concerts in past couple of decades, like Guns n Roses’ ’92  Tokyo, wasn’t just about the music. It reached to a folklore stage where the color of Axl Rose’s chequered skirt […]

‘Socialising militarisation’

‘Socialising militarisation’

By  Aakash Hassan   Three years ago, a professor in my college told me how murky things were when he was my age.  “There were students working for different agencies. The college was about politics and spying more than about education and learning,” he revealed. “Some were so powerful that they would openly carry pistols […]

Sacrilege of Srinagar’s symbol of resistance

Sacrilege of Srinagar’s symbol of resistance

  The bone chilling videos showing blood splattered on the floor of Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid and pictures capturing the moment when tear gas shells were hitting the central mosque’s rooftop emanating black smoke this Friday are defining in many ways. These pictures and videos recording what exactly happened in and outside Jamia Masjid, Srinagar, […]

What Dulat said about the IB and Pandits in his memoir

  As Asad Durrani and Amarjit Singh Dulat, former spymasters of Pakistan and India respectively, are releasing their much awaited co-authored book THE SPY CHRONICLES: RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace, written by journalist Aditya Sinha, in New Delhi, here is a recollection of what A.S. Dulat in his memoir Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years had documented about the Intelligence […]