Opinion

 INS Correspondent

That Time is Waiting Time

That Time is Waiting Time

While reaching government office along with my scruffy old file in my shaky hands, I was totally up against anything odd or hard that could come up my way. I was expecting any sort of complete dissonance when the documents will be overturned, along with the interminable dawdling of the personnel that could bring to […]

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Crazy Things Change the World

Crazy Things Change the World

Preserving heritage buildings makes sense, but preserving rich folklore is intelligent! Kashmir has a long and cherished history of 5000 years. Rightly have some authors described it as “the mother of all civilizations”. Kashmir has been the highest learning point of Sanskrit and Persian where early Indo-Aryanic civilization has originated and flourished. Ladakh on the […]

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Sensational journalism: In the rat race of LIKES

Sensational journalism: In the rat race of LIKES

Recently, the Republic TV had been airing news about the death of senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar, over which the Delhi High Court asserted that “journalists are free to investigate but they cannot pronounce anyone guilty and/or pre-judge the issue and/or prejudice the trial”. The court on a lighter note also observed […]

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A Tale of Two Travels

A Tale of Two Travels

Few days back, I was travelling in a female-only bus from Srinagar’s Residency Road to Jehangir Chowk. I recount the experience as the most cherished memory in the recent times. The moment I hopped in to take a seat, I was impressed by the maintenance of the bus. It was neat and tidy with women […]

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Are teachers prohibited to marry?

Are teachers prohibited to marry?

By Javeed Ali At the time when the world is sending their felicitations and best wishes to Indian star cricketer Virat Kohli and actress Anushka Sharma on tying their knot in Italy we have an unpleasant story in this part of the world. Yes, Tariq Ahmad Bhat and Sumaiya Bashir from Arigam in Tral township […]

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The Red Light Area of Srinagar!

The Red Light Area of Srinagar!

A few days ago, having finished my work, I waited as usual at Dalgate stop to fetch a bus for Jehangir Chowk, to my surprise, an extremely beautiful girl,  all decked up, approached me to inquire about a certain gate number which according to her statement leads to the houseboats of the boulevard road. I […]

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Arrival of Rahmatal-lil’Aalameen (PBUH), the greatest blessing to rejoice!

Arrival of Rahmatal-lil’Aalameen (PBUH), the greatest blessing to rejoice!

  By Javeed Ali Rabi al-Awwal is an exceptional month in the Islamic Calendar and it held great significance in the life of beloved Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). As we all know Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) was born in this month. He began his journey of Hijrah during this month and built the first Mosque of Islam, Masjid Quba […]

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Kashmir in making of Polluted Environment  

Kashmir in making of Polluted Environment  

By Bilal Bashir Bhat Despite prohibited by the Government, the hazardous to health & environment, the practice of burning fallen leaves is going on unabated in Kashmir leading to severe air pollution. Though there are burn-free options which can be used for abscised leaves but government has preferred to remain limited to only in issuing […]