In a candid chat with Kashmir Observer, dental surgeon Dr. Sheikh Shahid details how his tribe is replacing pain with relief, frown with a smile, and discomfort with ease in the current testing times when escalating anxiety is only disturbing one’s oral health.
Academician Dr Altaf Hussain Para in a candid chat with Kashmir Observer throws light on why one needs to understand the past rationally, talks about the Sheikh’s contradictory stances and U-turns, and expresses his views on the major developments of the valley as well as present day affairs.
As his recent resignation continues to draw online fun and fury, former bureaucrat in his defense says that he’s just accepting his weaknesses and moving on. In a chat with Kashmir Observer, Shah Faesal talks about his departure from politics, his frizzled defiance, and his desire for a ‘productive life’.
A strong advocate of human and fundamental rights, Kannan Gopinathan, ex-IAS officer, has taken the current government upfront on various issues. In an exclusive chat with Kashmir Observer, the ex-civil servant talks in detail, why J&K was the reason for his resignation from his job.
Lt Gen DS Hooda (retd), the former GOC-in-Chief of the Indian army’s Northern Command holds strong views on Kashmir. In an exclusive chat with Kashmir Observer, he talks about the fallouts of Article 370 abrogation, the military management of Kashmir, and the need for the political process.
As Kashmiri students remain out of their schools for a year now, many suggestions and takes of how to revamp the lockdown-hit education sector of the valley are being discussed and debated right now
I don’t think Modi will engage with the Abdullahs in any substantive way. History conclusively proves it is counter-productive to engage with them. Rajiv paid a price for believing in Farooq. I’m sure Modi has learnt the lesson well. Moreover, he’s much more politically-savvy than Rajiv ever was
Faiqa Anbreen is an aerospace engineer pursuing doctorate in Engineering and Mathematics in United States. As a young girl fascinated by physics and mathematics, she made up her mind to be “among stars” after watching televised crash of the celebrated Indian astronaut’s space shuttle
Senior PDP leader Naeem Akhtar is one of the fewer mainstream leaders in the Valley who has continued to express his opinion after his release from detention and subsequent eviction from the official residence. In an interview with?Kashmir Observer, Akhtar talks about the evolving situation in J&K
A Bollywood actress, who was lately seen throwing her weight behind a film on lost fathers of Kashmir, believes patriotism will always find a place in cinema, even as “Kashmir has been grossly misrepresented and underrepresented by Bollywood”