Jammu and Kashmir

India drapes in yellow to fete Basant Panchami

India drapes in yellow to fete Basant Panchami

February 5, 2022

Vasant Panchami falls on the fifth day of the month of Magha month of the Indian calendar, normally falling in late January or early February per the Georgian calendar. It marks the end of the most severe winter that grips the entire northern India and the beginning of thaw leadi...

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Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2022 in India

Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2022 in India

December 31, 2021

Almost in every part of the world, it has become a tradition to welcome the New Year with a great deal of festivity and cheer. For those who like to travel, it is one of the best moments to step out and hit some of their preferred destinations. Over the years, for the Indian tour...

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Tourists, Indian and foreigners, rediscover paradise on earth

Tourists, Indian and foreigners, rediscover paradise on earth

December 6, 2021

After a break of over two years, Jammu and Kashmir sees a strong revival of tourism, says the tourism department of the union territory. As per the official data of the Department of Tourism, Jammu & Kashmir; 513,000 tourists, including 1,317 foreigners, visited the territory...

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India to be first to feel pinch of Taliban takeover of Afghanistan

India to be first to feel pinch of Taliban takeover of Afghanistan

August 15, 2021

How dramatically military and political fortunes can change within a week? And that too in a historically unstable region like Afghanistan where control over cities and even capital Kabul can change hands faster than a click on the internet. Till earlier this week, most analysts ...

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A tightrope walk for Delimitation Commission in Jammu & Kashmir

A tightrope walk for Delimitation Commission in Jammu & Kashmir

July 25, 2021

The Delimitation Commission which was tasked with the reorganisation of constituencies from March 2020 to March 2021 says it has made a thorough note of the dissent and opposition by the public and political parties, in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. While many Kashmir...

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Need actions rather than words, says Kashmir Valley to Delhi

Need actions rather than words, says Kashmir Valley to Delhi

June 29, 2021

The Indian government tried to put all the right optics at the first all-party meet organised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi almost two years after the Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, which gives limited autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir, was revoked in August 2019. At the m...

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International Democracy Day 2020: Lockdown on Indian democracy

International Democracy Day 2020: Lockdown on Indian democracy

September 15, 2020

“I was supposed to receive an award from the state government for one the best professors but suddenly after a Facebook post, my name was withdrawn from the list of nominees,” says an assistant professor at Lucknow University. “All I did was to put up a Facebook post about ...

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Modi’s myriad challenges

Modi’s myriad challenges

January 9, 2020

After storming into office for a second time with a thumping majority, challenges for Narendra Modi’s government has not wilted in any way. Instead it has taken myriad forms…

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Rapes in India

Rapes in India

December 17, 2019

Every subsequent horrific rape in India leads to calls for and often passage of newer laws to deal with the spate of crimes against women. There are enough severe laws against these, but challenges lie in poor implementation as well as a sense of lawlessness that pervades parts o...

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INFOCOM 2019 organises state forums to showcase their potential

INFOCOM 2019 organises state forums to showcase their potential

December 9, 2019

The three-day conference INFOCOM in its 18th edition has adopted the theme of facing the challenges of VUCA world and winning. VUCA is an acronym that stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, a combination of qualities that, taken together, characterise the n...

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Kashmir: Indian MPs barred, red carpet for European lawmakers

Kashmir: Indian MPs barred, red carpet for European lawmakers

October 29, 2019

Even as the three former chief ministers continue to be incarcerated and thousand others jailed for more than 80 days, Modi government has rolled out a red carpet welcome to the European lawmakers to mobilise global opinion on Kashmir.

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Jammu and Kashmir: Caged and cut-off

Jammu and Kashmir: Caged and cut-off

August 21, 2019

A fortnight after special status of Jammu and Kashmir was scrapped, the state- a flashpoint between arch rivals India and Pakistan that hit the global headlines, is conspicuously silent as well as caged and cut-off.

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