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The writer is a former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir and was a Union minister

Governor’s Say
Thu, Jun 28, 2018

Far from being alienated by it, people of Kashmir have welcomed Governor’s Rule

‘I did my best to stem the exodus’
Fri, Jan 14, 2011

The former J&K governor defends his record.

Saving the Kashmir Valley
Thu, Oct 26, 2006

We need to remember October 27, the day Operation Gulmarg was thwarted

I-Day truths: with every stride, a slide
Sun, Aug 13, 2006

The growing loss of whatever little is left of India’s ancient wisdom is disconcerting

This pilgrimage knows no regress
Thu, Jun 22, 2006

In the current controversy the true meaning and message of the Amarnath Yatra is lost

Our past for our future
Thu, Apr 20, 2006

Fellow citizens, do not touch even one stone...the old buildings, articles, documents; all this is your history, your pride...

Sonia must protect Nehru’s Delhi
Fri, Feb 24, 2006

Mahatma Gandhi once observed that “Politics bereft of principles are the death traps; they kill the soul of a nation”. How right h...

Making of independent governors
Mon, Feb 06, 2006

Over the years, much criticism has been levelled against the manner in which a few governors have acted in discharge of their constitutional...

A rubber stamp
Thu, Jun 30, 2005

The observations made by the President and the Prime Minister at the Governors’ Conference (June 14-15) on the role and function of the...

Overhaul or be damned
Fri, Dec 11, 1998

Have not the nuts and bolts of the once famed steel frame of the Indian administration loosened? Has not the structure become shaky and u...

Gandhi or the West?
Mon, Oct 26, 1998

Arthur koestler, in his highly critical essay, `Gandhi, a revaluation' published in the Sunday Times, London, on October 5, 1969, had obs...

The Valley is no more green
Mon, Oct 05, 1998

The state of the environment of any place is an indication of its spiritual health. The validity of this proposition is borne out, in a s...

It didn’t begin last May
Mon, Aug 17, 1998

One often hears that the present government, by its decision to conduct nuclear tests, has caused the Kashmir issue to be internationalis...

Waiting for a Vivekananda
Mon, Jan 12, 1998

Vivekananda's birthday, January 12, is a fit occasion to re-articulate the belief that India today requires an intellectual and spiritual gi...

Restore the lost dynamic of Hinduism
Fri, Jan 02, 1998

Throughout human history, religion has remained a potent force, despite all the pounding it has received from thinkers like Marx who called ...

The heroic Sikh route to Kashmir
Thu, Dec 18, 1997

Guru Tegh Bahadur's martyrdom day, which was observed on December 4, should, inter alia, invite the nation's attention to the deep connecti...

Portrait of Gandhi as a Hindu
Thu, Oct 02, 1997

It has not been sufficiently noticed in our country that Hinduism, as viewed by Gandhi, is nothing but spiritual secularism and a service-o...

Great urban wastelands — The scourge of modernity
Mon, Aug 25, 1997

As has been shown by the recent tragedy of the Uphaar Cinema fire and the widespread disease and death caused by the `plague' of August/Sep...

Perils of economic reforms — The unliveable cities
Thu, Jul 31, 1997

Whatever claims the government may make about `economic reforms,' the fact remains that their impact, so far as the cities are concerned, h...