Majid Hyderi

OPEN TO OPINION

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The writer is a journalist based in Kashmir.

POLITICS

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Not so fast, Mr Faesal: Why IAS topper Shah Faesal's reasoning behind his resignation is unreasonable

There’s nothing wrong if a youth icon quits the civil services. But the lust for power shouldn’t be confused with the proverbial desire to 'serve the people'.

VARIETY

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Bollywood lines up movies on political subjects: How this will add spice to 2019's electioneering

How much can reel-life portrayals influence real-life politics? Let’s wait and watch.

ART & CULTURE

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If you ban the pheran, you're banning Kashmir itself

Forbidding the globally-admired traditional attire would have been akin to stripping Kashmir of its cultural identity, forcing Kashmiris to question the idea of unity in diversity.

POLITICS

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POLITICS

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VARIETY

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Why J&K’s supercop SM Sahai is an unsung hero of the 26/11 terror strikes

The then-IGP of Kashmir range had planted SIM cards into LeT camps in Pakistan for counter-insurgency ops. This helped save many lives and establish the Pak link.

POLITICS

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Why Rahul Gandhi and Mehbooba Mufti should thank Governor Satya Pal Malik for dissolving J&K Assembly

A mahagathbandhan government could actually prove to be worse for opponents of the BJP and Sajad Lone.

VOICES

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Why Kashmir is outraged by Raj Bhawan’s action against top cop Basant Rath

By removing the popular IGP (Traffic) from his post, the J&K Governor has sent a wrong signal at the wrong time.

POLITICS

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Meet the men shaking up the 'empire' of Abdullahs, Muftis in Jammu and Kashmir

The Srinagar mayorship going to Junaid Mattu conveys that a strong third front has emerged in the state.

POLITICS

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Why does the RSS want to take the Ayodhya Ram Mandir issue out of the Supreme Court?

Demand for a law to construct a temple at the disputed site is injustice to the very idea of the legal system.