Adeela Hameed

Does Feminism Cater to Gender Equality?

Does Feminism Cater to Gender Equality?

The term feminism is overused nowadays, when abuse of the fair gender is rampant in our supposedly ‘safe’ country – our India or as people patriotically like to proclaim, Bharat maata (Mother India). But does this country, which boasts of protecting and worshipping women, really adhere to its principles? Or is all that chanting and […]

 Adeela Hameed

Marine Life on the Brink of Collapse!

Marine Life on the Brink of Collapse!

Ocean Acidification

Concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere has increased due to anthropogenic activities since the last two centuries – after the advent of industrial revolution. And with this, apart from other serious issues affecting our planet, the pH of surface ocean waters has fallen by 0.1 pH units. The pH scale is logarithmic, and […]

 Adeela Hameed

Biofuels: These New Age Fuels Can Pilot Our Planet

Biofuels: These New Age Fuels Can Pilot Our Planet

Combustible fuels created from biomass are called biofuels. In simple terms, these are fuels created from living plant matter as opposed to dead remains of ancient organisms – that are the life-force of fossil fuels. Biofuels are generally used to reference ethanol and biodiesel – which act as replacements for transportation fuels such as petroleum, […]

 Adeela Hameed

For protection against pollution and disease

For protection against pollution and disease

A Detailed Mask Brochure

In India, air pollution is estimated to be the cause of 1.5 million deaths every year – making it the fifth largest killer. We cannot decrease air pollution already present in our atmosphere because of vehicular exhaust, suspended particulate matter from construction sites, and firecracker residue left during festivals/marriage celebrations. We can only work towards […]

 Adeela Hameed

Tackling Kashmir’s Ever Growing Waste Problem

Tackling Kashmir’s Ever Growing Waste Problem

Recognise Your Responsibility

Synchronous with over whelming development in science and technology, waste generation has shown a significant increase around the world, and disposal turned into a herculean task. India – alone – generates about 100,000 metric tonnes (mt) of solid waste per day. Likewise, waste generation in Kashmir valley has increased tremendously in the past few decades. […]

 Adeela Hameed

Flu: The Most Dangerous Silent Killer of All Time

Flu: The Most Dangerous Silent Killer of All Time

With the world fighting coronavirus and its associated strains, what has yet again hogged the limelight is that most virus strains – such as the common cold or flu – are practically incurable by human means. No vaccines or anti-viral drugs are essentially effective in treating these diseases. And without proper treatment, even a virus […]

 Adeela Hameed

Frank and the Dead Fish: A Tale from the Ocean

Frank and the Dead Fish: A Tale from the Ocean

Frank had a large family. He could not remember names of all his grand kids. Yeah, he had that many! It was a funny, nonetheless his treasured, family. He boasted of their accomplishments to his friends; the shrimps, clownfish, sea turtles, stingrays, jelly fish and even the ginormous whales. You could consider Frank a highly […]

 Adeela Hameed

Kashmir and the ‘T’ in LGBTQ+

Kashmir and the ‘T’ in LGBTQ+

Kashmir – the valley of saints, our Pir Vear – has always been known for hospitality. Warmth and exuberance towards people – our own or from outside – is one of the most important qualities of a true Kashmiri. And we never give up on our guests, no matter what! Keep stuffing their plates with […]

 Adeela Hameed

Wildfires 2020: Still Debating Whether Climate Change is Real?

Wildfires 2020: Still Debating Whether Climate Change is Real?

The biggest challenge in protecting pristine forest ecosystems, apart from deforestation, is combating wildfires. It has been reported that the number of fire outbreaks around the globe increased by 13% in April 2019 as compared to previous years. And 2020 has been hit even worse. Fires have been raging with ferocity, from the bustling Amazon […]

 Adeela Hameed

Musings Under a Chinar: Royal Highness of the Floral Dominion

Musings Under a Chinar: Royal Highness of the Floral Dominion

With a strong deep foundation, the gift of Persia stands bold against ferocious winds, sheltering pilgrims and lonely travellers. Chinar holds a remarkable prestige in Kashmir. This tree is the king of its kingdom, amazingly steadfast and regally great. Gazing at the Chinar makes one blissfully sigh at its majestic form. Warm contours giving rise […]