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J&K must raise energy ambitions

While Centre in November last year announced allocating 74% of unallocated power quota of northern region to Jammu and Kashmir, it is time that the state must make itself self sufficient to not rely on such grants to help wade through the chilly winters and scorching summers. A while ago, the Jammu and Kashmir Power Development Corporation had claimed that it is poised to construct more than 8...

Many languages, one literature

Jammu, Jan 20 : This article, by Namita Gokhale, is the first of two exclusively written for IANS ahead of the Jaipur Literature Festival. The second article, by William Dalrymple, will move on Saturday. Editor IANS By Namita Gokhale For me, the idea of India resides in her Sahitya, in her words, her poetry, her songs, and the oldest, richest and most diverse traditions of oral and textual li...

The case of misusing 33 bn dollars

The point, India has long been making, was only recently reemphasized by President Trump in accusing Islamabad of "lies and deceit", misusing 33 billion dollars of aid over the past 15 years, and giving a safe haven to the terrorists being hunted in Afghanistan. For starters the Trump administration has gone on to announce the suspension of a substantial aid package, but the larger question is wh...

Declining social norms

In the year that has gone by, arose a serious concern about dangerous turn to criminalisation the society in Kashmir was taking, which was voiced strongly from this Newspaper. From killings of cops and their families to looting of banks, all acts suggested decline in social and moral standards. What has been more worrisome is the acceptance of this trend as ‘new normal’. The Kashmiri people ...

Veganism is the hottest food trend in Israel

Tel Aviv, Jan 17 : Amira, a housewife belonging to the Druze community, is busy chopping vegetables in her home in Dalyat el Carmel, a serene and quaint town in the Carmel mountains near Israel's Haifa city. It takes her about an hour to roll out five vegan Middle Eastern dishes which are fresh and healthy. Veganism has gained popularity in Israel and is a growing trend. Most of the ingredient...

J&K must raise energy ambitions

While Centre in November last year announced allocating 74% of unallocated power quota of northern region to Jammu and Kashmir, it is time that the state must make itself self sufficient to not rely on such grants to help wade through the chilly winters and scorching summers. A while ago, the Jammu and Kashmir Power Development Corporation had claimed that it is poised to construct more than 800 ...

The 'Supreme' Revolt

The judiciary, the Supreme Court in particular, had long enjoyed the reputation of being the only national institution that had resisted the rot in public life. Now it too may be tottering. The virtual revolt against the Chief Justice of India by four of the most senior judges - including the man widely tipped to be elevated as the next top judicial officer if convention is followed would have t...