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Help The Sara help Kashmiri youth

Suicide - warning signs

While Jammu and Kashmir has always had among the lowest suicide rates (0.3% of all suicides) in India, statistics show a rising trend (44.3% more in 2012 than 2011) as opposed to a slight decline (0.1% less in 2012 than 2011) in the overall national figures. The dramatic increase is concerning in a state where …

A democratic solution for Kashmir

tricolor landscape

Disclaimer: I see Kashmir as a part of India as a geographic reality. If it becomes free, I will see it as free. I refuse to cater to bullshit that treats Kashmir as a separate country before it becomes one. This goes for separatists who don’t like me calling Kashmiris Indian and this goes for …

. @Pragmatic_d on Siachen glacier “Conflict”

Share “ The only way India can pacify Hafiz Saeed is by renegotiating Indus Water Treaty and stopping construction of all dams. Let’s debate it too. pragmatic_desi Thu, Apr 12 2012 08:55:18 ReplyRetweet Share “ Nearly 1.5 lakh Indian lives were lost in road accidents in 2010. Time we vacated the roads, the way we …

Some thoughts on Pakistan and Independent Kashmir

Indian regional languages distribution

When I wrote my post on Kashmiri Pandits, a friend responded privately with a nugget of political insight – before the ethnic cleansing, Kashmiri Pandits did favor independence over merger with India. If that is true, then Pakistan did Kashmir a grave disservice by sponsoring the butchers who devastated them and turned them firmly pro-India. …