Discussion: Which school board suits Kashmir the best: BOSE or CBSE?

Discussion: Which school board suits Kashmir the best: BOSE or CBSE?

Of late, many educational institutions in Kashmir are switching over from the J&K Board of School Education (BOSE) to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in search of quality education. Though some believe that the switchover is to “saffronise education in Kashmir” and to mint quick bucks, there are many who argue that BOSE has […]

Kashmir: The year ahead and beyond

Kashmir: The year ahead and beyond

2017 will probably not go down as one of the worst years in recent history. But, on a personal level, most Kashmiris felt fatigue, frustration, and a sense of despondency about how life in Kashmir would probably never change for the better. Life, since 1989, has become a cycle from boom to bust on repeat mode, […]

Snapshots from the South: Looking Behind the Mosaic of new-age Militancy

Snapshots from the South: Looking Behind the Mosaic of new-age Militancy

The new-age internet-driven militancy in south Kashmir embodies certain significant departures from the militancy of the 1990s. It has become too complex and layered to be seen with the same lens as that of the earlier decades. The boys who form the fighting nucleus of this militancy are driven by an even more complex mix […]