The Kashmir Walla spoke with Shakil Ahmad Romshoo, Professor, Department of Earth Sciences and Head Geoinformatics, University of Kashmir, about the impact of worsening climate change situation across the world on Kashmir’s agriculture, air, water bodies and glaciers, and the continuous talks of industrialization.
As many people hold a belief that Kashmir actually produces efficient academics, many others refuse that the numbers of academia produced every year are enough.
Mr. Mattu has been a vocal critic of the Gupkar Declaration and has since parted ways with the Sajad Lone led People’s Conference. The Kashmir Walla spoke to Mr. Mattu about politics and the SMC.
After winning accolades across the globe for his independent film, Mr. Baba’s film was selected to be telecast on the National Geographic Channel on World Cleanup Day--this year, focussing on the scourge of plastic waste--on 19 September 2020.
"The eyes of an Ikhwan as they were forged in the hellfire of rumours and stories. The milk spilling from mother's hand as she receives the news of a cousin killed by 'unknown' gunmen overnight, the leeches sucking bad blood from the blue-black thighs of father after an encounter, the untied, broken brown laces of the shoes of a rebel cousin..."
“I can tell you tomorrow, if after the elections the Apni Party [comes to power], within the first fortnight you will see that the domicile law is [again] changed. Because it is a subject within the purview of the assembly.”
China has used surveillance technology very widely, India is also progressing towards the same kind: there is a form of nationalism, policy processes, closing of the internet in favor of much more controlled… it is evident in state police and its pronouncement.
"It’s not about the messenger, it’s about the message. My goal is to bring some sanity in this COVID-19 narrative driven by the extremes."
After enduring a year of back-to-back lockdowns, Kashmir’s economy has well passed its breaking point. The alarm bells have been raised by several stakeholders...
Paul Staniland on how the Pulwama attack changed political dynamics in south Asia and what’s ahead in India-Pakistan-China foreign policy.