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For what sin were you killed!

For what sin were you killed!

“For what sin were you killed?” asked the omnipotent Lord. Binti-Hawa replied: O the eternal possessor of sovereignty, authority and supremacy! Curtains of flesh and bone don’t stop You from looking into our chests. Al-Aleemu (The all-knowing one), Al-Baseeru (The all seeing one) and Al-Khabeeru (The all-aware one) are thy attributes! O the omniscient Lord! […]

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The plight of our elderly!

The plight of our elderly!

Though a mother cradles progeny in her sweet lap and suckles it the marrow of her bones, but it is a father who squeezes the nectar of his muscles to fuel the engine of his child, so that he/she can propel the wagon of life smoothly. If the mother holds the paradise under her feet, […]

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Our Dwindling Paddy Lands

Our Dwindling Paddy Lands

Mushtaq Hurra Growing urbanization, commercialization and mechanisation has left Kashmir valley vulnerable to hazardous repercussions of unimaginable magnitude. Some sultry scars have already impacted us very badly, and some are about to assail us, if not precluded in time. Drastic damage to the aesthetics of picturesque sites and resorts of the valley has blemished our […]

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Lavish marriages have mangled our social fabric

Lavish marriages have mangled our social fabric

Emerging extravaganza in Kashmir marriages is exacerbating the plight of poor marriageable girls and their coerced parents. New trends in dowry, wazwan, wedding attires and other related rites have made the marriages very difficult to solemnize. Kashmiris are taking a lead in brazen showoff to win false public admiration and extolment. Marrying off a daughter […]

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Neighbours are like soothing shades!

Neighbours are like soothing shades!

Group living lays foundations of social life. Though most of the animals live in flocks, herds and groups, but homo sapiens exhibit the most organized form of group living. It is the real living because people around us add colour to our intrinsic monotony. Man would have crumbled and succumbed to the pressure of his […]

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The Doctrine of Obedience

The Doctrine of Obedience

This morning, I woke up to a ‘joie de vivre’ of extraordinary magnitude. The pleasantly sacred breeze of the morning sent jolly vibes through my nerves. I found aroma of sacrifice, obedience, value of uterine relations and heavenly devotion spread abundantly across the length and breadth of the environs. I could vividly hear the chirping […]

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Fishing with Ali

Fishing with Ali

Fishing has been undoubtedly one of the oldest means of food gathering and recreation for man. Famous civilizations of the world like Egypt, Rome and Greece possess evidences of fishing,  using rods and other tools. Fishing is still the preferred pastime and profession of many people across the globe. Fishing with the help of rods […]

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The Filthy Trade in Peer Waer

The Filthy Trade in Peer Waer

Different local and national level news portals are abuzz with appalling and unpleasant news items from Kashmir valley. Our heads are bowed down in extreme shame and obloquy. Somewhere a mother is killed by her own son, elsewhere a young marriageable girl is torn into pieces, somewhere women drug peddlers are apprehended by police, somewhere […]

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The Hilal Committee paradox

The Hilal Committee paradox

Though we have reliable and sophisticated means of communication available during contemporary times, but; radio is still the most trustworthy source to let us know if the Ramadhan moon has been sighted or not. We believe the gadget to give us the most accurate and the truest news about the inception of the holy month. […]

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The wrong way of Preaching

The wrong way of Preaching

From sectarian abhorrence to our falling ethical standards, we are witnessing a turmoil of social, religious and moral disintegration and are confronted with numerous drastic issues which if not resolved at the earliest, will bear terrible consequences. Number of drug abusers and addicts in our valley is assuming dangerous proportions with every passing day, sale […]

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