OPINION

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 […]

Revisiting past: The politics of ‘Ramadan ceasefires’

Revisiting past: The politics of ‘Ramadan ceasefires’

  The recent halt in operations announced by the Delhi has garnered widespread scepticism with both politicians and political experts terming the announcement as ‘futile.’ Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti had suggested a Vajpayee type Ramadhan unilateral ceasefire like the one of 2000. It was accepted by the Centre but with conditions. Far from her claim, is […]

Kashmir’s competing political narratives

Kashmir’s competing political narratives

  Of late the J&K dispute has been reduced to a specific narrative.  A ‘nominal choice’ of opting for an independent state is being pushed by many quarters. A visible attempt is being made to highlight that option, and there is a deliberate and conscious effort to hide or completely ignore a vast constituency within J&K […]

Our beloved professor Dr Rafi. Bhat

Our beloved professor Dr Rafi. Bhat

  Our dear professor, we the students of Kashmir University consider ourselves very fortunate, and are very proud that we had such an erudite and genius of a teacher. Now that you left us forever, we may never hear your scholarly lectures again, but your martyrdom has taught us many other things. The whole campus […]

The Politics of Building Narratives

The Politics of Building Narratives

THE fourth estate in India-held Kashmir is in peril. Willing collaborator-journalists have made the institution of journalism the lapdog of the state by not calling out its follies, and by muddying IHK’s political narrative in line with the Indian state’s interests. A recent report by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) highlighted how government clampdowns […]