Affan Yesvi

OPEN TO OPINION

English   |   Bangla

The writer is a young social activist from Jammu and Kashmir.

ART & CULTURE

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The song of Altaf Mir, Kashmir's voice of pain and hope 

Why Coke Studio Pakistan, and its Koshur star, has become a household name in Kashmir.

VOICES

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Amarnath pilgrims urinating in Dal Lake has outraged Kashmiris, but it has also made them introspect

It also gave Kashmiris and other netizens an opportunity to point out the gaps in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

VARIETY

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It happens only in India. Why Iceland Football's old tweet went viral in 2018

Nothing stops the subcontinent from joining the fun at FIFA World Cup.

POLITICS

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Beautiful Shot: How the viral video of Tajamul Islam taking a selfie with Rajnath Singh shows a Kashmir we rarely see

With the hope and joy of a young Kashmiri girl captured on camera, can the vicious narrative cycle of "martyred militants", like Burhan Wani, becoming heroes for J&K's youth be broken?

VARIETY

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No, PM Modi. Development is not a solution to Kashmir crisis

The government will have to chart out a cohesive, effective policy to get the youth back from the path of violence and rehabilitate them.

VARIETY

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Why Kashmir needs more than just Ramzan ceasefire

J&K can't be solved through machismo alone. Surrendered militants need policy to rehabilitate them.

VARIETY

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POLITICS

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Why removal of AFSPA from parts of Northeast has become a talking point in Kashmir

The government must ensure heavy security build-up is phased out from the heavily populated locales of the urban centres.

VARIETY

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How a Kazakh prince's grave has brought India and Kazakhstan closer

The embassy and ASI restored the grave of Mirza Muhammad Haidar Dughlat Beg, the governor and de facto ruler of Kashmir in the 16th century.

SCI-TECH

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