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Psycho Analysis

Psycho Analysis

With his 1960 classic, Hitchcock invented a genre. Two revived films relate to it in 2018.

By: Kabir Firaque Back in 1960, Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho not only captivated audiences but influenced other filmmakers to the extent that it led to a whole new sub-genre, the slasher film. The continuing influence of Psycho — which has just had an anniversary, having released on June 16, 1960 — gets doubly reinforced this year. […]

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Why is J&K without Street Vending Act?

Why is J&K without Street Vending Act?

By: Altaf Bashir The regulation of street vending act 2014 is not extended to Jammu and Kashmir the reason is best known to the legislators, however, Minister of State for Housing & Urban Development, Ms. Asiea Naqash promised that her government will enact the ‘J&K Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) […]

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Look who’s starting up

Look who’s starting up

The global start-up landscape is still dominated by the West. But a visible shift is underway.

By: Ashish Kundra Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently held an interactive session on start-ups and innovation, in which he underscored the importance of promoting entrepreneurship. A slew of policies has been rolled out under the “Start Up India” scheme, launched in 2016. It is a conscious effort to squarely address the challenge of unemployment amongst […]

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Misty Copeland Pirouettes Through Two Books on Dance

Misty Copeland Pirouettes Through Two Books on Dance

By: Misty Copeland When dance enters one’s life, it can be a bit surprising. From the casual partygoer discovering that his or her moves aren’t so bad, to the professional dancer waiting in the wings in those final moments before taking the stage to debut a new role, the art of movement, if you’re open […]

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The Plight of SSA teachers

The Plight of SSA teachers

By: Nadeem Shah The SSA teachers have persistently been at loggerheads with the state government over numerous issues from the last few years. This year the salaries of 40000 odd teachers are on hold since the last 4 months and their stories trickling out on social media are heart-breaking to say the least. A teacher […]

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Seymour M. Hersh — the Journalist as Lone Wolf

Seymour M. Hersh — the Journalist as Lone Wolf

By: Alan Rusbridger  The lone wolf — in journalism, as in nature — is a rare creature. Many reporters prefer the reassuring comfort of the pack. But every age throws up a few hunters who prefer to go it alone, scorning the safety and consensus of the crowd. They are often noble beasts, even if […]

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FOOT & MOUTH DISEASE IN DOMESTIC LIVE STOCK

FOOT & MOUTH DISEASE IN DOMESTIC LIVE STOCK

BY: Dr.Tasaduk Hussain Itoo During recent years, there has been an alarming rise of ‘Foot & Mouth’ Disease among animals in different areas of Kashmir especially affecting the domestic live stock. Numerous cases from my area surfaced as well. So in this regard, the writer after gathering recommendations/information regarding it from some of the veterinary […]

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PREACHERS OR PAUPERS

PREACHERS OR PAUPERS

By: Sameer Fida The other day I met a teacher from my locality. Renowned for his teaching prowess and astute methodology he is respected by one and all. Both of us were going in the same direction so we started to walk together. On the way he was greeted by people from almost all age […]

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Teachers: A disgraced community

Teachers: A disgraced community

By: Ishaq Begh APJ Abdul Kalam while idolizing a nation builder says, “Teaching is very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honor for me”. Another scholar from the USA, Maggie Gallagher says that, “Of all […]

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The Oxford Handbook of India’s National Security review: Chinks in the armour

The Oxford Handbook of India’s National Security review: Chinks in the armour

Scholars point to gaping holes in India’s national security architecture and call for political attention to structural reforms

By: Happymon Jacob National security is a powerful rallying cry that can trigger frantic debates, reasoned analysis and determined policy interventions despite the indeterminacy and fuzziness surrounding its conceptual foundations. There is often a worrying lack of clarity with regard to what national security is, what its contents are, where its boundaries lie, and how […]

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