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Perhaps those in India who did not understand what Kashmiris meant when we held our dead brothers and chanted Shaheed tere khoon se inquilaab ayega (Oh martyr, your blood will start a revolution), know it now. Perhaps they see it, as the intellectual class and civil society smells the stench of hypocrisy as the carcass is out in the open and public opinion starts to shift. Atleast for some of those more loyal than the king majority. Muslims (as well as liberals) in India who had willingly closed their eyes and said, “we are not bad as Pakistan” have a

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  Admired by millions, Sardar Muhammad Abdul Qayyum Khan was laid to rest on Saturday amidst elaborate Islamic rituals at his ancestral home in small picturesque village of Ghaziabad in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). The mortal remains of the 91-year-old freedom fighter-turned politician, who died on Friday last following a protracted illness, were lowered into the grave as thousands of teary-eyed followers bid farewell to AJK’s most popular political and spiritual guru who touched the lives of the common masses and elite alike. Pakistan Military guards escorted his casket wrapped in national flag to final resting and gave him

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“If all the world hated you, and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved you, an absolved you from the guilt ,you would not be without friends.” – Charlotte Bronte But what if it were vice versa? What if your own conscience was pitched against you, asphyxiating each of those occasional smiles which dared to come spread on your lips, and crushed those petals much before they bloomed? What if your own heart recognised you as the singular sinner, as the person behind every vice, and as the sole tormentor of the your own soul? Would you still pray

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  1. The Economist Magazine publishes a map In 2011, The Economist magazine showed a map of Kashmir in its cover story “The world’s most dangerous border” that resulted in the magazine copies being seized by India. The magazine accused India of hostile censorship when the Indian customs officers ordered that 28,000 copies of the news weekly should have stickers manually placed over a diagram showing Kashmir split between India, Pakistan and China. The Economist editor-in chief, John Micklethwait responded: “India is meant to be a democracy that approves of freedom of speech. But they take a much more hostile

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  Juventus will take on Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu tonight for a chance to play champions league finals in Berlin next month. While defending champion’s Madrid will seek a chance to defend their title, Barcelona’s presence in the finals will add an extra bite to their effort.  However, in anticipation of this Spanish bull-fight in the finals, one should not forget what is on the line for Juventus. The Turin club has 2-1 first leg advantage going into the game, thanks to Carlos Tevez’s winner from the spot and would dearly want to hang on to it. The last

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Earlier this month, Microsoft introduced How-Old.net site at the company’s annual Build Developer Conference. The site takes data from an uploaded image to determine the subject’s age and gender. Soon after the launch of the site it became an internet sensation. Within hours, thousands of people thronged the site curious to know whether a simple Internet site could accurately read their face and tell their age. So we decided to test the software with some known faces of Kashmir’s politics. Here is what we found:

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Courtesy: Writer In The Woods With the shifting of Darbar to Srinagar traffic pressure is going to increase manifolds in city Srinagar and keeping that in mind traffic police in the city has devised a special mobility plan the details of which are as under: There will be one way traffic movement on Residency Road from Polo view to Lal Chowk and further up to Hari Singh High street. Road side parking will not be allowed and the vehicle owners must park their vehicles in the designated parking areas at Press Enclave, Forest Lane, Sports Council parking at Polo view

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On May 4 Google Doodle remembers Italian musical instrument maker, Bartolomeo Cristofori, inventor of pianoforte (Piano). The use of hammer to softer or louder sounds depending upon the pressure on laid on the keys while playing was his technique. It gave name to the instrument as piano means soft in Italian, while forte means loud. The May 4 Google Doodle is seen featuring its inventor Bartolomeo Christofori. (Leon Hong/Google)

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While India’s biggest online fashion retailer Myntra recently confirmed that they will go app-only starting May 1, industry giants Flipkart too have indicated they will follow the same route by the year end. Michael Adnani, vice-president of retail at Flipkart, was quoted by Economic Times saying, “Last year, we had more on the app, but still did our Web and desktop. In the next year or so, we’re going to be only mobile.” In fact Flipkart and Myntra have both already disabled their mobile websites, forcing users to install their mobile app. So the question is, what is prompting them to

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It breaks my heart. Images of a toddler burnt to death by an Israeli hell-fire missile, being held aloft by her father, is the worst thing that can happen to you on a weekend. The spectacle of ugliness that Israel has let loose in Gaza this week proves one thing: That no matter how much we progress as individuals and societies, no matter how advanced we grow in science, technology and arts, no matter how much we evolve culturally — at a fundamental level humans have a tendency to be merciless, evil and wicked. I do not wish to get

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