Revising Tourism Marketing Targets

Revising Tourism Marketing Targets

M.Ashraf The 64th Convention of the Travel agents Association of India has just concluded in Srinagar. The Convention was attended by over 600 delegates from all over the country. The Convention was held in Srinagar after 31 years. A large...
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Barking up the Wrong Tree in Kashmir

Barking up the Wrong Tree in Kashmir

The killing of militants may be seen by those sitting in Delhi as a “success” for the security forces but the fact is that these deaths have strengthened separatist sentiment in the Valley. The killing of 13 militants in South...
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A wounded prime minister at Amira Kadal

A wounded prime minister at Amira Kadal

I the afternoon of 29 August 1938, Prime Minister Narasimha Gopalaswami Ayyangar was returning from office to his residence in Srinagar when his car was attacked by a crowd of agitating men and women at Amirakadal Bazar. Ayyangar, accompanied by...
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Stop the disastrous gun game?

Stop the disastrous gun game?

The people inhabiting 8,000 square miles of earth in Kashmir have been living under the shadow of the gun, under the fear of the gun and under the diktat of the gun for last three decades. A hundred thousand of...
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Fresh Water Access: The biggest challenge of 21st Century

Fresh Water Access: The biggest challenge of 21st Century

It is necessary for India and Pakistan to take steps by virtue of which both will get maximum paybacks and should project future trends as far as water consumption is concerned in order to avoid other future conflicts relating to...
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BJP’s cyber pirates

BJP’s cyber pirates

When India contested her first general election in 1952, the grand-old party – Congress – and its educated leader Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru won the election hands down. Since 1952, a lot has changed in India including her political spectrum with...
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Who is responsible for India’s Partition & Kashmir Imbroglio?

Who is responsible for India’s Partition & Kashmir Imbroglio?

Political tendencies not only distort and ‘present the past’ to suit their political agenda; they can go to any extent to even lie about the events and their interpretation. ‘Facts are sacred; opinions are free’ should have been the dictum...
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Srinagar the “SMART” Prison!

Srinagar the “SMART” Prison!

Sometime back there was talk of declaring some cities all over the country as “Smart” cities for proper development on modern lines. Srinagar was also included in the list of these cities. Incidentally, Srinagar, the City of the Sun is...
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Padmaavat: An exercise in Islamophobia

Padmaavat: An exercise in Islamophobia

Padmaavat—a Sanjay Leela Bhansali bollywood production has hardly anything that should have made Hindutva zealots run riot on streets. I got to see the movie in a Bradford cinematic theatre, during annual sojourn with my children and grandchildren living in....
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Peace in Kashmir would benefit all parties

Peace in Kashmir would benefit all parties

A report submitted to the Indian Parliament last month blamed Pakistan for a large spike in the number of violations of the Kashmir cease-fire agreement the two countries signed back in 2003. India alleged that the Pakistani Army had indulged...
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