Archive for June, 2012

Maha Shivratri-Revisiting Kashmiri Ritual Variants-XV

Maha Shivratri-Revisiting Kashmiri Ritual Variants-XV

By Upender Ambardar June 2012 The ritualised traditions associated with the festival of Shivratri are expressions of  reinforcement of collective socio-religious values and beliefs, which lend a firm sense of group identity to the community, fondly opined Sh. Mohan Lal Raina, an original inhabita

Sanskrit Kashmir, Kashmiri Pandits and the Caste Reality-II

Sanskrit Kashmir, Kashmiri Pandits and the Caste Reality-II

By Shailendra Aima June 2012 Now coming to the period of British hegemony, not only had India’s resources been pillaged for decades by the rapacious East India Company, the inexorable British Raj also set about enshrining caste in the Indian administrative structure, modeling it on the British c

Swami Vivekananda's Future Plan For India

Swami Vivekananda’s Future Plan For India

CLARION CALL Swami Vivekananda's Future Plan For India By Mahesh Kaul June 2012 India as a nation has witnessed processes and challenges at all  levels of human  consciousness. The most affected areas have been religious, social,  cultural and  political. The Indian consciousness has been th

Were Kashmiri Pandits Big Landlords?

Were Kashmiri Pandits Big Landlords?

By DN Dhar June 2012 When the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits was forced during 1989-90, a canard was spread that Kashmiri Pandits were big landlords and had ill-treated peasantry in the state. It  was lent credence by the political vested interests from Kashmir and some neo-illiterate politicians in

J&K Interlocutors’ report

J&K Interlocutors’ report

J&K Interlocutors’ report : A ‘compact’ to strengthen or weaken the bonds? By Ramesh Manvati June 2012 “…I will not let the Kashmiri Pandit community down. It is a shame that the community has been forced to live as refugees in their own country...”replied Dr. Dileep Padgaonkar i

Panun Kashmir, Place and Oppositionism

Panun Kashmir, Place and Oppositionism

THE PLACE VALUE Panun Kashmir, Place and Oppositionism By  Dileep Kumar Kaul June 2012 Human beings do not get angry with others only. They get angry with their own selves as well. Courage is given to others and to one’s own self also. Compromises are made with ones own self and almost every

The Long  Betrayal

The Long Betrayal

PERSPECTIVE The Long  Betrayal By Dr. M.K. Teng June 2012 The reports appearing in the Indian press,  emanating from the statement made by the Home Ministry in the Parliament,  on the eve of the 22nd anniversary of the exodus of the community of Hindus from Kashmir, that not a single family,

Dialogue Between Predator And The Policy

Dialogue Between Predator And The Policy

June 2012 The feeling of outrage amongst all sections of internally displaced Kashmiri Hindus when the local media reported about the meeting between a group of Kashmiri Hindus and leaders of the separatists Hurriyat Conference in Srinagar recently is understandable. In fact the absence of outrage

Organized Corruption amongst KPs

Organized Corruption amongst KPs

The tool of new destabilization Dr Ajay Chrungoo June 2012 On Feb 18, a local newspaper in Jammu reported that the officer in charge of the Relief Organisation as well as a joint venture firm M/S Mytas Rithwik were booked by the State Vigilance Organisation for causing wrongful  loss of over two