Archive for August, 2010

Pharaohs should know Kashmiris are irrepressible

August 2010 J&K's noted historian and critic, Mohammad Yusuf Taing calls himself scribe. Taing, awarded by Sahitya Academy for his literary works, has authored over a dozen books in both Urdu as well as Kashmiri languages. While being passionate about Kashmiri language, Taing describes it " as

Press statement issued by Dr Ajay Chrungoo

Brief of the press statement issued by Panun Kashmir to the media during the media interaction addressed by Dr. Ajay Chrungoo, Chairman Panun Kashmir, Dr. M.K. Teng Chairman Advisory Panun Kashmir, Sh. O .N. Trisal, senior leader and President ASKPSC and Sh. Kuldeep Raina, Gen. Secretary Panun Kashm

July 2010 Issue

CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS July 1:      Barring protest rally by Asiya Andrabi and some minor incidents, situation remained generally peaceful as curfew and curfew like restrictions continued in major towns of the Valley. DC Jammu initiated action against three English dailies Early Times, Glimpse

Re-defining Trust Deficit

By Shailendra Aima August 2010 In an Indpendence Day-eve bonanza, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah announced that his government will recruit 50,000 youths in the next few months and pitched for restoration of autonomy to the state to bridge the “trust deficit” between the people

Jammu makes sense of happenings

By Shailendra Aima August 2010 The separatists’ shrills and yells that were till a few weeks ago confined to a few pockets in the Valley have now definitely descended on Delhi. Thanks to the Indian State and to some over-enthusiastic members of the capital’s ubiquitous “civil society”!

Pakistan’s underhand tactics will never pay

By J N Raina August 2010 Given the effervescence of Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, it is doubtful whether Islamabad is keen for resumption of harmonious relations with India. The ongoing acrimonious peace process, which was set about after a lot of preparedness, has received a

Islamabad Conference

By M.K. Teng August 2010 The sudden outburst of anger with which the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Syed Mohamood Qureshi, reacted to what happened in the Foreign Ministers' Conference in Islamabad, needs to be considered more seriously. The acrimony which pervaded the conference has brought to sur

Evangelical Intrusions by Sandhya Jain

Dr MK Teng The study undertaken by Sandhya Jain , published by Rupa-co, New Delhi, in an attractively designed volume, titled “ Evangelical Intrusions- Tripura, a case study” is the first systematic and in-depth inquiry into the evangelical intervention in the religious cultures of the tribal s

Ecospirituality and Place

By Dileep Kumar Kaul August 2010 Our self attains meaning in the meaning of a place. It has a spiritual dimension as well. The meaning of place and the meaning of the self are two different entities in the beginning. As the place attachment develops and becomes stronger, the meaning of place and m

Standing Firm and not Faking it

August 2010 Amongst the simmering rumours in Jammu that Government of India may wilt under the pressures exerted by the sustained 'Intifada' in Kashmir Valley, the Prime Minister's address to the nation on 15th August was a pleasant surprise. The portion of the speech addressed to the present pro