Dr.Shiben Krishen Raina

The Crumbling State of TV Debates

The Crumbling State of TV Debates

In the modern media landscape, political debates should serve as a vital forum for exchanging ideas, analyzing policies, and fostering substantive civic discourse. However, a concerning trend has emerged in recent years – the alarming deterioration in the quality and integrity of these televised debates. From perpetual interruptions to a blatant disregard for core issues, […]

 Dr.Shiben Krishen Raina

The Plight of Kashmiri Pandits: Then and Now

The Plight of Kashmiri Pandits: Then and Now

(On the occasion of 19th Jan 1990-The Mass Exodus of Kashmiri Pandits) The forced exodus of Kashmiri Pandits has left an indelible mark on their history, spanning nearly three decades and representing a tragic chapter in their lives. As the children born in the aftermath have come of age and the elderly have either endured […]

 Dr.Shiben Krishen Raina

Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, I write to express my deep concern about the recent events that have unfolded within and around the precincts of our democratic temple called the Parliament. While democracy signifies a platform for diverse opinions and discussions, recent incidents, such as mimicking the honorable Speaker of the Parliament and creating videos, go beyond the […]

 Dr.Shiben Krishen Raina

Tale of a Taveez: Journey through time

Tale of a Taveez: Journey through time

In the mystic realm of spirituality, there exists a belief in the power of talismans or Taweez. These small, enchanted objects are believed to possess heavenly energy that provides protection from danger, disease, and evil while ushering in good fortune. Crafted with care and often during spiritually or astrologically significant times, these talismans are typically […]

 Dr.Shiben Krishen Raina

‘Crescent Moon’

‘Crescent Moon’

Book review

Short Stories by Maharaj Shah Review by Dr.Shiben Krishen Raina Maharaj Shah, a renowned media personality and prolific writer, known originally as MaharajKrishan Shah, boasts an impressive and diverse literary portfolio. Shah, like numerous other gifted writers, artists, and scholars, was compelled to say goodbye to his beloved homeland, Kashmir, in the early Nineties. This […]

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The language of necessity

The language of necessity

Fact of the matter is that if in the next one or two-decades Hindi is not established as a language of science, technical education, and employment, the coming generations will relegate it to being merely a language of literary enthusiasts and orators.

Hindi Divas or National Hindi Day is celebrated every year on September 14 to mark the adaptation of Hindi (written in Devanagari script) as the official language by the Constituent Assembly on September 14, 1949. Apart from Hindi Divas, ‘World Hindi Day’too is observed on January 10 every year. The day commemorates the anniversary of […]

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Teacher is our Friend, Philosopher and Guide

Teacher is our Friend, Philosopher and Guide

On the occasion of Teacher’s Day (5th Sept.)

Celebrating Teacher’s Day is a significant tribute to educators who play the roles of friend, philosopher, and guide in our lives. Teachers hold our hands, open our minds, and touch our hearts. Their contributions are immeasurable and indispensable. Teacher’s Day is observed in many countries worldwide, although the dates may vary. In our country it […]

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Raksha Bandhan: A Promise of Support and Affection

Raksha Bandhan: A Promise of Support and Affection

Over the years, the festival of Raksha Bandhan has evolved as a festival adapting to the changing times, preserving its core values, though. While traditionally celebrated between blood-related brothers and sisters, the festival has expanded to include cousins, close friends, and even neighbors who share a brotherly or sisterly bond. This inclusivity reflects the universal […]

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Threads of Time: Embracing the Past, Embracing the Future

Threads of Time: Embracing the Past, Embracing the Future

Palladium cinema-hall of Kashmir

In the decades of the 1950s and 1960s, Srinagar,-Kashmir, had cinema halls like Palladium, Regal, and Amarish. Palladium Cinema Hall was probably the oldest among all these. It is said that cinema-hall was established in 1932 by a Punjabi businessman named Anant Singh Gauri and is believed to be Kashmir’s first movie- theater. Initially known […]

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Legacy Altered: Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Gets a New Name 

Legacy Altered: Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Gets a New Name 

This endeavor seeks to highlight the stories of leaders who have steered India through different periods, each leaving an indelible mark on the nation's achievements.

By diversifying the memorial’s landscape and establishing separate memorials for various Prime Ministers within a single museum, the aim is to offer visitors, researchers, and scholars a holistic perspective on India’s political evolution in one place. This endeavor seeks to highlight the stories of leaders who have steered India through different periods, each leaving an […]

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