Entries by riyaz punjabi

Religious sites that unite

Tasneem Kabir   The state has been a host with open arms, for the development of multiple faiths and religious persuasions. As such we have a plethora of religious sites and shrines. Nund Rishi, patron saint of Kashmir was Muslim mystic revered by Muslims and Hindus of region alike.  Lal Ded, who fed him as an  […]

Warning of an impending disaster

In an editorial note daily Uqab writes that the Valley is facing the menace of drugs. Recent police action shows that drugs are being traded on a large scale and a large number of young men have become drug addicts. This is a very serious situation and can devastate the society. If the civil society […]

Think Local, Act Global

 Siddiq Wahid The world realized that noise for uniformity in the interests of corporate wealth and political power was not same as unity in diversity. The rationality of inherited community values and wisdom and space for individual choice are important. The intertwining of economics and politics has made conflicted disputes in different parts of the […]

The end without a beginning

 In an analytical article daily Roshni writes that hopes had emerged that India and Pakistan would forget their past bitterness and move on to build a good relationship and solve problems. Imran Khan had asked for restoration of negotiations to solve problems. Prime Minister of India had also given a positive response. It had also […]

Towards Peace

In the dynamic world, change is but constant and so the state has witnessed another change, with the appointment of a new Governor. But there is a difference: present incumbent has a political background and it may indicate that political scenario be given a fresh facelift. Nevertheless, with his taking over, the holding of Panchayat […]


Khalid Isaac  Prime Minister had given some assurances last year and some measures had been taken. An interlocutor was appointed, who met people but not separatists, who stayed away. Even a unilateral cease-fire during Ramdan did not pay dividends. It is high time that leaders realize that violence is no solution, and they will have […]


 Zehru Nissa  During past three years, 10,000 patients have sought help from Government Medical College Srinagar, for getting rid of drug addiction. According to Zehru Nissa, there is a constant rise in patients with psychiatric issues, resulting from substance abuse. In Kashmir, cannabis tops the list of substance abuse, followed by opium and related products. […]


In an analytical article Nida-i-Mashriq writes that it is very much known that politicians of all types and shades are corrupt and so are bureaucrats, who are being supported by these leaders. Why is there no accountability of politicians of the state? The truth is that Delhi provides patronage and also a safe exit. The […]


Javaid Iqbal Bhat Imran Khan has shown grit and determination and his charisma has remained undiminished. The problem is what can his policy be. In an analysis J. I. Bhat writes that he has been against militarization of civilian areas-in Kashmir and FATA. He has been advocating of talks over Afghanistan. He has been in […]


Streets of Srinagar have become dangerous – broken footpaths, missing signage, potholes. The road infrastructure is weak across the city. Not to talk of smart city, Srinagar is becoming an ugly city with mounds of garbage everywhere. River Jhelum is like a sewage drain of all the towns, cities and villages on its banks. The […]