Akeel Rashid

Choosing passion over pressure  

Choosing passion over pressure  

This young scientist from Tangmarg rejected herd mentality and choose the path of her own liking

It is a known but not discussed fact that the majority of the students after passing Senior Secondary (class 11th & 12th) level examination choose courses against their wish owing to the parental and peer pressure. The students, 15 to 18 years of age, who are on a journey to become young adults are made […]

 Akeel Rashid

Amid congested conditions Covid-19 is having a field day at Gousia Hospital

Amid congested conditions Covid-19 is having a field day at Gousia Hospital

Who is spreading the coronavirus?

Srinagar: “A picture is worth a thousand words.” This picture (and several others lying with Kashmir Images) of Gousia Hospital in Srinagar’s Khanyar area exactly does the same – explain in great detail the abject lack of not only the imagination, but still worse, the scientific acumen of the Health authorities. The crowded corridors of […]

 Akeel Rashid

Rethink approach to rebuild the broken political system in Jammu and Kashmir

Rethink approach to rebuild the broken political system in Jammu and Kashmir

The already-existing “distrust of politics” has steadily risen in Jammu and Kashmir during the last two years as the phase proved to be a tumultuous period for the erstwhile state that witnessed the worst political and economic disruptions in decades. From an alliance split and abrupt dissolution of the Assembly to change of special status, […]

 Akeel Rashid

Institutionalize back to village programme

Institutionalize back to village programme

A first-of-its-kind grassroots level rural outreach programme, Back to Village, was organized by the J&K government in two phases last year. The programme was held between June 20-27-2019 and November 25-30-2019 with the central theme of delivering “Good Governance and Development at people’s doorstep”. It was aimed at ensuring participatory and decentralized planning, thereby initiating […]

 Akeel Rashid

Why is there divisiveness over Covid-19?

Why is there divisiveness over Covid-19?

Since its emergence around the world, Covid-19 has not just claimed lakhs of lives but the pandemic has also engendered a divisive attitude among the people. This divisiveness arises from the fact that many people who contract the virus recover easily without showing any signs of illness, whereas some get seriously ill with the virus […]

 Akeel Rashid

Mismanagement, lack of accountability push SKIMS Bemina in wrong direction of COVID fight!

Mismanagement, lack of accountability push SKIMS Bemina in wrong direction of COVID fight!

Srinagar: Lack of initiative together with lack of empathy and concern for the suffering patients make for a dangerous mix which is casting really bad light on what otherwise has every potential to evolve as the Valley’s best COVID hospitals. You guessed it right…  SKIMS Medical College Hospital (JVC Bemina) is falling victim to the […]

 Akeel Rashid

Coronavirus does not stick to a schedule

Coronavirus does not stick to a schedule

When armed conflicts broke out in places like Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen and Syria, the haves of these countries fled; escaping from death and destruction. And it goes without saying that the well-to-do families in Kashmir would also prefer to escape the bouts of unrest to stay aloof from the chaos. But the situation is different […]

 Akeel Rashid

How do we continue to sustain the coronavirus lockdown?

How do we continue to sustain the coronavirus lockdown?

Every one of us has got a question about the coronavirus lockdown: Is there a way to get out of it? The quick answer is: There is no way out for now but a necessity to sustain it. Speaking of which, in absence of a cure and threat of infections far from over, the response […]

 Akeel Rashid

Where are we in the fight against coronavirus?

Where are we in the fight against coronavirus?

The administrators are looking at numbers and not treatments. The numbers lead to the question: What should we do about the pandemic? And treatment leads to: What is happening with the pandemic?

The “PLEASE STAY AT HOME FOR US” phrase often affixed to the tweets posted by medical officials sound like grandiose. The phrase has a tempting appeal as it convinces us to believe that “staying at home” is the panacea to COVID-19. If that’s the case, I think we’re already halfway there. Here is how: We […]

 Akeel Rashid

Making ‘non-science’ sense of COVID-19 situation

Making ‘non-science’ sense of COVID-19 situation

The preparation to fight the deadly coronavirus for majority of us – who come from a non-science background – looks something like this: “Shelter-in-place lockdown orders”, “testing”, “contact tracing”, “quarantine measures” and so on. Given that there is no cure and vaccine available to stave off COVID-19 pandemic from growing and suppressing its transmission, governments […]

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