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Delinking SSA Salaries

Delinking SSA Salaries

By: Sameer Fida Hussain Education in Kashmir seems to be in a state of complete mess. From frequent closures of the schools to widespread protests by teachers, this sector has been found wanting in many aspects. One big issue that continues to give the Government a tough time is the issue of SSA salary. The […]

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Let’s Re-envision Education in Kashmir

Let’s Re-envision Education in Kashmir

By: Shoaib Mohammad Education is an important weapon for the human race to establish a balanced life and to maintain their presence on this planet. It is being a path that stimulates all to touch the roots of success in life as well as boosts resilience to get through and deal with hardships and challenges […]

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DRUG ADDICTION – THE CAUSES AND REMEDIES

DRUG ADDICTION – THE CAUSES AND REMEDIES

By: Dr.Tasaduk Hussain Itoo Adolescents who lack patience are more likely to experiment with and use drugs. Impulsive individuals typically choose the smaller, faster reward more often than the larger, delayed reward. This is because of its distance in time relative to an immediacy of the smaller reward. Overcoming this tendency is an important prevention […]

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Ibn Battuta and Shaikh Murshidi

Ibn Battuta and Shaikh Murshidi

We continue with the stories of Ibn Battuta in India and how it ties in with his meeting with Shaikh Murshidi near Alexandria at the beginning of his travels.

By: Dr A Q Khan The king of China had sent valuable gifts to the sultan, seeking permission to build a temple on the border. The permission was refused and more expensive gifts were sent in response to the king. Ibn Battuta was ordered to take these gifts to the king of China. While travelling […]

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Holy Month of Ramadan

Holy Month of Ramadan

By: Shiben Krishen Raina The holy days of Ramadan are to begin shortly and shall eventually conclude with the festivity of Eid. The entire Ramazan-month carries the message of service to mankind. More precisely the message is: let the hearts be filled with love, souls with compassion and minds with wisdom. In short, it is […]

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Seeded within me, my fruit

Seeded within me, my fruit

Past memory and future longing for the mango  

  BY: Paromita Kar There comes a time when the average food lover is almost consumed by mangoes. Come season and the green and yellow chunks of goodness seem to define delight for everyone. Then there are the flavoured face pack, sandesh, ice cream, condom and so on. Surprising how the mighty fruit can be […]

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Deciphering the past

Noted art historian Benoy Behl shares how sculptures and artworks at Hazaribagh highlight the area’s deep connection with Buddha

By: S. RAVI In an attempt to further the cause of Indian history and heritage, well known art historian and documentary filmmaker Benoy Behl recently teamed up with Bulu Imam, Convenor of Hazaribagh Chapter of Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage. Studying together the various sculptures and artworks unearthed at Itkori, Hazaribagh, the […]

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Our quest for a purpose in Life

Our quest for a purpose in Life

By: Saara Abid, Asfa Altaf “The major challenge for the modern generation turns up to be the creation of such a world where every man has a sense of purpose” ~ Mark Zuckerberg HARVARD is for the luckiest and the most astute of all humans. Going to Harvard is in itself an accomplishment, a PURPOSE […]

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Love of learning

Love of learning

By: Steven Singer My daughter probably would be shocked to discover what I truly think about grades. They don’t matter all that much. The other day she brought home a pop quiz on sloths from her third grade class. It had a 40% F emblazoned on the top in red ink. I grabbed the paper […]

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Quiz: all about towers

Quiz: all about towers

‘Always, everywhere, there is some voice crying from a tower’

By: Berty Ashley This wrought iron lattice tower was named after the engineer whose company designed the tower. It was opened to the public for the first time on May 6, 1889, and you can climb the 1,665 steps to the top. Initially they wanted to dismantle the tower in 20 years but by then […]