Mushtaq Hurra

The Menace of Corruption

The Menace of Corruption

All forms of corruption leave a nation or a society crippled and barren. It shakes its basic foundations and age-old shafts of morality and ethics. It impregnates the minds of individuals with the vices of greed, lust and avarice which lead to a mad race of money and wealth. It leaves a society devoid of […]

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Changing Political scenarios and Kashmir Issue!

Changing Political scenarios and Kashmir Issue!

Electioneering has always been a source of fascination and excitement for the people of India, and the people of Jammu and Kashmir are no exception to it. It is probably one of the biggest political Melas of the world where people are seen dancing at the tunes of their favourite leaders. Development, education, health care […]

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Of faith and of healing!

Of faith and of healing!

Faith is a beautiful thing and the proverbial statement that ‘it can move mountains’ may be a little exaggeration but it does have the strength to heal people from both physical as well as spiritual yearnings. People of Kashmir have traditionally been ardent believers in faith based healing and there have been great spiritual saints […]

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A new ray of hope rises from New Zealand

A new ray of hope rises from New Zealand

The exhibition of cowardice and brutality in two Mosques at Christchurch in New Zealand on the 15th of this month has proven the fact that terrorism knows no faith and religion. Those who attribute it to any particular religion or faith have either an agenda to malign a particular faith or have no understanding of […]

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An Open Letter to His Excellency, Governor of Jammu and Kashmir

An Open Letter to His Excellency, Governor of Jammu and Kashmir

Respected Sir, I am extremely pleased to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to your kindself on behalf of whole erstwhile SSA teaching community for the historic decision to streamline the Salaries of SSA teachers of Jammu and Kashmir from the state exchequer. The transition of these teachers into Teacher Grade 2  is a remarkable […]

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The plight of our wetlands

The plight of our wetlands

Nearly two decades ago, our wetlands and other water bodies were not only pristine but rich with fish. Thus, these water bodies were a big source of food and also great sight to see and picnic around while some would love the typical Kashmiri style of fishing.  Fishing, apart from the fishermen community who did […]

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Teaching Profession deserves better appreciation!

Teaching Profession deserves better appreciation!

Medicine and engineering have been the first choice of every student when it comes to the idea of having an extraordinary career. This trend is still very much in vogue in our society though the newer career options available have made an ultimate impact on the mindset of our children. Medicine and engineering are indeed […]

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End hostilities, start talking sense!

End hostilities, start talking sense!

Escalations between India and Pakistan are increasing in view of the recent Pulwama incident. The temperatures in political circles are soaring, common masses of both the countries are hurling the choicest abuses at one another on social media while as TV channel studios are adding fuel to the fire with pseudo-political analysts from both the […]

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Ah! Raja Arshad Pulloo, Warsi, Sirhindi

Ah! Raja Arshad Pulloo, Warsi, Sirhindi

Obituary

When you just walk off the graveyard After sealing the mortals of the dearest chum Down in the belly of merciless soil, Shall you weep, cry or just look back again and again? How that pile of soil with two raw bricks look Under which rests a pulse once vibrant, A smiling face, a holy heart and a visionary. Tuesday, January 29, 2019, the screen flashed The news broke the bridge […]

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Teachers Haven't Snatched Anything from You!

Teachers Haven't Snatched Anything from You!

Last ten or twelve months have been very tumultuous for our school education department with the largest fraternity of erstwhile SSA teachers resorting to different modes of protests resulting in confrontations with authorities. The protests undoubtedly left scars on the face of our educational system which should be balmed, and teachers are the best people […]