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A Chronicle of State’s Killing Machines

A Chronicle of State’s Killing Machines

          Abductions and killings in fake encounters by state forces in India have been known for a long time. But such grave issues hardly find way in any public debate. The corporate-owned mainstream media also steer clear of such issues because of their largely pro-establishment editorial policies when it comes to […]

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Do Kashmiris have a penchant for rapacious rulers?

Ajaz Baba Little is known of George Forster’s life. He is said to have been born around 1750 though his exact date of birth is nowhere on record. From his book ‘A Journey from Bengal to England through the northern part of India, Kashmire, Afghanistan, and Persia, and into Russia by the Caspian Sea’ published […]

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MISERY AND MURDER in Mother’s land

MISERY AND MURDER in Mother’s land

Travelling through time and space through someone else’s narrative can at times be more meaningful than a physical journey. Ajaz A Baba revisits a book on Kashmir published 135 years ago and looks through the eyes of the book’s author at the tragedies and travails Kashmiris have suffered It so happens at times that a […]

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