INI Essay Competition: Jammu & Kashmir. Solve.

What’s your solution?

Tell us in no more than 2000 words, that if it were up to you, how would you solve the problems in Jammu & Kashmir. Be imaginative, be bold and be compelling. Your essay should present the solution and support it with arguments.

The top two essays will win cash prizes of Rs 2500 and Rs 1500 respectively. And your essays will be considered for publication in a subsequent issue of Pragati – The Indian National Interest Review.

Rules of the game:

1. Your essay must be original and unpublished. You will be the copyright owner, but must make your essay available under Creative Commons license.

2. Your essay must reach us in plain text, HTML or Word format, via email, by June 20th, 2007.

3. Plagiarism will render the entry invalid, and both prize money and our appreciation will be recovered.

4. The primary judges will be drawn from bloggers on The Indian National Interest. These judges reserve the right to consult anyone on any matter relating to the evaluation of essays.

5. The decision of the judges will be final and binding. The judges reserve the right to admit or disqualify any entry without giving any reason whatsoever.

10 thoughts on “INI Essay Competition: Jammu & Kashmir. Solve.”

  1. Nitin: you’re onto something here. If this idea scales and can be self-sustaining, you could have the op-ed equivalent of Wikipedia.

  2. Libertarian: Our objectives, I assure you, are humble…INI’s stated objectives are to promote awareness and education on strategic affairs and public policy.

    Srirangan: Thanks. Appreciate your support.

  3. Nitin,
    A question for you: how will the two “top essays” be decided? Will it have a democratic component?

  4. Libertarian: the assessment will not have a democratic component. In other words, no popularity contest, SMS voting, reality show etc 🙂

    Atanu: friends can participate. Immediate family of judges cannot. Hope this does not damage the integrity of some families 🙂

  5. the assessment will not have a democratic component. In other words, no popularity contest, SMS voting, reality show etc …

    I’ve been watching too much Indian/American Idol 🙂

  6. Barbarindian,

    We’ve decided not to throw any solution into the the dustbin. But we may throw problems in though. But do submit your entry.

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