Abid Soffi

  • Cash-starving J&K govt set to procure another chopper for VIPs 18-09-2013 03:50 PM

    Srinagar: In Jammu and Kashmir, where two lakh unemployed youths on Tuesday appeared in the State Selection Recruitment Board examination for just 1200 non-gazetted posts, the government has decided to add one more helicopter to its fleet for VIPs. According to reports, during the past 10 years, an amount of...
  • J&K govt spends crores on Zubin Mehta concert, but no money for compensation 17-09-2013 02:40 PM

    Srinagar: For a state which is known for its poor financial condition, crores of rupees were spend by the Jammu and Kashmir government on hosting Zubin Mehata's 'Ehsass-e-Kashmir' concert. Though the concert was dubbed as a perfect stage to present the state at an international platform, the world renowned music...
  • The mountains echo of Zubin's music, but where are the Kashmiris?

    Lost in 'Trance'lation |  Abid Soffi
    There are various aspects of the much-hyped and talked-about world renowned music conductor Zubin Mehta's concert in Kashmir. People who oppose it talk about its...

  • Time for India to join hands with Bharat to curb crimes against women

    Lost in 'Trance'lation |  Abid Soffi
    After the horrific Delhi gangrape incident which shook the nation to its foundation, people for the first time in one voice said 'No to crimes...

  • J&K: Like Omar, Farooq too surrenders extra LPG connections 04-11-2012 08:01 PM

    Srinagar: Following the footsteps of his son and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Union Minister Farooq Abdullah has also surrendered his two LPG connections. This after IBNLive had reported how amid a massive crisis of LPG cylinders in the Kashmir Valley, the Chief Minister was enjoying the luxury...
  • J&K grapples with LPG crisis, Omar enjoys multiple connections 02-11-2012 08:18 PM

    Srinagar: Amid a massive crisis of LPG cylinders in the Kashmir Valley, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who should lead by an example, enjoys multiple gas connections. It is ironic that when people have to wait for hours and sometime pay a hefty amount as bribe to get...
  • Marriages no more a low-key affair in Kashmir

    Lost in 'Trance'lation |  Abid Soffi
    With each culture evolving its own ways of celebrations, marriage is an event of lifetime. After a break during the Holy fasting month of Ramzan,...

  • Team Anna joining politics: SAD, MAD, BAD

    Lost in 'Trance'lation |  Abid Soffi
    The recent decision of Team Anna, to use fast again as a weapon to force the UPA government to engage them in talks when there...

  • Has Anna Hazare lost his aura among the masses?

    Lost in 'Trance'lation |  Abid Soffi
    Anna Hazare and team are back in town but this time, not with much of a bang as they could muster the support of less...

  • Is Rahul Gandhi ready for the big role?

    Lost in 'Trance'lation |  Abid Soffi
    Now with the presidential election a thing of the past, the Congress has finally decided to gear up for 'Mission 2014' with Rahul Gandhi announcing...

  • Peaceful summer in Kashmir, calm before the storm?

    Lost in 'Trance'lation |  Abid Soffi
    Everyone is satisfied that the summer in the Kashmir valley this season remained peaceful. Of course barring some incidents of stone pelting and strike calls...

  • Will the change be enough to 'change' Bengal?

    Lost in 'Trance'lation |  Abid Soffi
    New Delhi: With only two phases left in the West Bengal Assembly elections and the judgment day round the corner, the people of Bengal are...

  • Spring colours bring hope to Kashmir

    Lost in 'Trance'lation |  Abid Soffi
    Finally the harsh winter is over with the arrival of spring in the Kashmir valley, which has woken up to life with fresh green tints...

  • No regrets despite threat: Valley soccer coach 31-03-2011 03:58 PM

    New Delhi: Argentina-born Juan Marcos Troia who has battled all odds in his mission to teach football to Kashmiri youth for last four years is being forced to leave the Valley as he has been receiving death threats for the last three months. Marcos ignored visa problems, a difficult situation...
  • A spring colour in sync with Kashmir's mood 24-03-2011 05:59 PM

    New Delhi: A spring in the Hindu goddess Ragnya Devi temple at khirbhawani, about 27 km from Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, changes its colours from time to time. It takes on various hues like red, pink, orange, green, blue and has often light green, red rosy...
  • Try out your hands on Kashmiri cuisine

    Lost in 'Trance'lation |  Abid Soffi
    The state of Jammu and Kashmir is not only known as paradise on earth, but also for the hospitality across the globe. Wazwan is the...