Saturday, February 24, 2018 | 3:21 PM


Tales of pain: Kashmir and its storytellers

Monday, February 5, 2018

Mohammad Zahid in his collection of poems ‘The Pheromone Trail’ (2013) offers a brilliant insight into his world. Being a Kashmiri brought up amidst the region’s political strife and unending violence. his verses reflect his experiences and the torment of his soul.

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Does India really want lasting peace in Kashmir?

Friday, November 10, 2017

Former spymaster Dineshwar Sharma is currently on a five-day visit to India-held Jammu and Kashmir after being appointed by the Indian government as interlocutor for talks with all the ‘stakeholders’ there. According to Sharma, all “legitimate aspirations” of the stakeholders will be addressed.

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The new point man on Kashmir

Saturday, October 28, 2017

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Husayns of the world still stand alone

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

This is the month of al-Muharram, the first in the Islamic lunar calendar. It is one of the three sacred months that fall together (the fourth being Rajab) and follows immediately after Dhu al-Hijjah, the last month of the lunar year.

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Fifth column: Terroristan to mother of terrorism

Saturday, September 30, 2017

The 72nd session of the UN General Assembly looked like a Bollywood-style drama that was full of emotive rhetoric as India and Pakistan fought a bitter battle of words to advance their respective narratives. The idiom that caught the attention of an otherwise bored audience in the hall and beyond was a mix of toxic and crass language dripping in vitriol.

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The Martrydom of Imam Husain

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Every year, in the month of Muharram, millions of Shi'as and Sunnis alike, mourn Imam Husayn's martyrdom. It is regrettable, however, that of these mourners very few focus their attention on the objective for which the Imam not only sacrificed his life but also the lives of his kith and kin. It is but natural for his family members and those who foster feelings of love, respect and empathy for his family to express their grief over his martyrdom.

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