By: Dr. Tasaduq When was the last time you played a game of peek-a-boo with an infant? Have you ever wondered why infants show so much surprise when you hide your face and then reappear within seconds? The answer lies in object permanence, a term first coined by Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget. According to Piaget, […]
THE SPARSHOLT AFFAIR By Alan Hollinghurst, Picador, Rs 450
By: Sonia Sahoo| The regimented monotony of life at wartime Oxford is momentarily broken for a group of undergraduates when the young and charismatic David Sparsholt arrives at Christ Church College for a single term before his inevitable call-up to the RAF. Life suddenly acquires purpose, even beauty, as the nagging futility and anxiety of […]
Proposed changes in how UPSC entrants are allotted services misunderstand administration and reform.
By: K M Chandrasekhar I have seen statements by many of my colleagues on a recent missive sent out to cadre controlling authorities on allotting candidates successful in the UPSC examination to various services after the foundation course rather than on the basis of preferences indicated by them and marks obtained in the examination. This […]
The autonomy of the teacher has been cramped, and it reflects in the state of higher education
By: Pulapre Balakrishnan Some months ago, a global leader of the IT industry set sections of India’s corporate-sector elite aflutter with the comment that Indians are not creative. It is possible to disagree with the criterion Steve Wozniak, a co-founder of Apple Computer, had adopted while at the same time agreeing with some of his […]
(When Almighty Allah (swt) commands us to treat our parents in right ways just after Allah has decreed to worship Him, we should understand how great and important it is. It is never too late to become a submissive and faithful child of our parents and make Allah pleased on us.).
“And your Lord decreed that you should worship none but Him and that you be dutiful to your parents. If one of them or both attain old age in your life, then do not say to them ‘uff‘ (a word of disrespect), nor shout at them, rather address them in terms of honor. And lower […]
By: CHOPAN JAVID Ranging from plains of Jammu to the aired zone of Ladakh- the state of Jammu and Kashmir is adobe to many species of trees shrubs and herbs. The state is blessed by unique flora and fauna owing to its geographical and climatic diversity from sub-tropical, temperate to cold desert of ladakh. Like […]
By: Atta Ul Munim Zahid I haven’t seen him yet. Someone called his dad and we came here. The villagers were humane in organising a vehicle which came fetching us here. We came in a hurry. I can’t find my pouch which has some two thousand rupees left after I bought some notebooks for Musavir. […]
By: Dar Javed Kashmiri Pashmina refers to the Fabric woven out of Pashm wool by Artisans from Kashmir. Pashm is the raw material used in weaving Pashmina and refers to the fine, fleece of Pashmina goats classified as“Capra Hiracus”. These goats graze at high altitudes in Himalayan ranges. Fabric Pashmina (also known as Pashm) is […]
What a young man’s story tells us of minority fears
By: Vidya Venkat Neyaz Farooquee arrived in Delhi, aged 11, to study and make a better future for himself away from the poverty of his native village in Bihar. But on September 19, 2008, when the Delhi Police killed two suspected terrorists thought to be behind the 2008 Delhi serial blasts, only a few buildings […]
Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on May, 11 abolished the stamp duty on the transfer of property for the women in Jammu & Kashmir. Mehbooba Mufti, who is the first woman Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, took to twitter announcing the measure for women’s welfare and empowerment. “Pleased to announce that we have abolished stamp duty […]