Akeel Rashid

 ‘Shameless’ KU makes a joke of exam process

 ‘Shameless’ KU makes a joke of exam process

Distributes illegible ‘Whatsapp forward’ print-out as question paper among students

Srinagar, Dec 13: Taking ‘digital India’ slogan to an entirely different pedestal, or rather making a mockery of sorts, the Higher Education department, in a shocking incident today distributed badly scanned copies of question papers to students of Arts appearing for their semester examination at Amar Singh College, Srinagar. The BA fourth semester students of […]

 Akeel Rashid

“Wall of Kindness”: Take if you need, hang if you have

“Wall of Kindness”: Take if you need, hang if you have

Srinagar, Dec 04: Taking a cue from the altruists of  Iran and Turkey, a group of youth have set up “Wall of Kindness” with a philanthropic theme “take if you need, hang if you have” for the poor section of society who lack necessary clothes for this winter season in Abi-Guzar area of Srinagar city. […]

 Akeel Rashid

Academic institutions or hegemonic enterprises!

Academic institutions or hegemonic enterprises!

How the self-esteem of students is compromised in educational institutions of Kashmir

A student is seen, universally, as someone who climbs the ladder of success at an educational institution- an institution that is supposedly not only the epitome of best of the teacher-student relationship but also a place full of vibrancy, of exchange of views- more like a facilitation center leading a young, curious mind on the […]

 Akeel Rashid

Of feigning concern over horticulture sector

Of feigning concern over horticulture sector

The sudden snowfall in the last week of November brought with it both glee and gloom for the people of Kashmir as the feeling of cheer was evident on the social media on which netizens shared welcoming pictures and videos of the season’s first snowfall. While as the feeling of gloom arrived a bit late. […]

 Akeel Rashid

Crisis of Educational Sector: Conflict-driven or administrative blunder

Crisis of Educational Sector: Conflict-driven or administrative blunder

It is not news anymore – for the student community in particular – that Education sector of Kashmir is in deep crisis and in order to provoke a much-needed debate over the issue, I’d start from discussing two facets of it: first, the ongoing conflict in Kashmir is impacting the functioning of the educational sector […]

 Akeel Rashid

The curious case of ‘political status-quo’ in JK

The curious case of ‘political status-quo’ in JK

The Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Mr. Satya Pal Malik, has made certain revelations which resonate with the reality with regard to his understanding of present situation in Kashmir and with no visible takers for these revelations. These vital disclosures continue to exist in a vacuum and this situation raises the following question: If a politically […]

 Akeel Rashid

With little love for Govt. jobs, youth prefer entrepreneurship

With little love for Govt. jobs, youth prefer entrepreneurship

Will love, live and learn on our own conditions…

Sopore, Aug 17: What could be termed as a big shift from the traditional approach of securing interests by seeking a job in the government sector, many youngsters in Kashmir are fine with sorting their ways no matter how challenging it might look. In fact, more and more youngsters are finding start-ups as an alternative […]

 Akeel Rashid

 ‘I did it!’

 ‘I did it!’

The excitement of ‘riding solo’ from Kashmir to Kanyakumari

The excitement filled Facebook post of Sameer reads, “Finally after around 4875 kms of drive in 8 days (excluding rest days), KASHMIR to KANYAKUMARI (K2K) SOLO trip completed.” Sameer Ahmad, who hails from North Kashmir’s Sopore, claims to be the first Kashmiri to have achieved the feat of riding solo from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. “I […]

 Akeel Rashid

Horticulture dept fails to keep synthetic colours, ripening agents in check

Horticulture dept fails to keep synthetic colours, ripening agents in check

‘90% apple stock at Sopore Mandi colour-sprayed’

Sopore: The much-hyped drive by the Horticulture department to check the use of synthetic colour-sprays for early variety apples has fallen flat as almost ninety percent of apple reaching Sopore Mandi in the month of July has been sprayed with the synthetic colours and ripening agents. According to the data provided by the merchants in […]

 Akeel Rashid

Tral boy making a mark in ‘English Club Cricket’

Tral boy making a mark in ‘English Club Cricket’

Srinagar, July 29: There is no dearth of cricketers in Kashmir and this passion for the game of cricket among the youngsters can be gauged from the fact that every year a good number of cricket tournaments are being organized at each district level which sees the participation of players from all across the Kashmir. […]

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