INTERALIA

 Saleem Iqbal Qadri

VOX POPULI: Separating schooling from politics

VOX POPULI: Separating schooling from politics

 Due to the indulgence of Kashmiri students into the protest demonstrations, the educational activities in Kashmir have almost came to a standstill. In order to do a reality check as what people really feel about the frequent closure of educational institutions, Saleem Iqbal Qadri of Kashmir Images sought reactions from students, teachers, parents et al. […]

 Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza Mirza

Misrepresentation of Culture in Pakistani Cinema III

Misrepresentation of Culture in Pakistani Cinema III

The Construction of ‘Islamic’ Culture in Pakistan

“Born from the division of the old civilisation of India, Pakistan struggled for constructing its own culture, a culture which would not only be different from the Indian culture but that the whole world would acknowledge.”[1] Pakistan came into being on the 14th of August 1947. The constituent assembly that took over the control of […]

 Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza Mirza

Misrepresentation of Culture in Pakistani Cinema - II

Misrepresentation of Culture in Pakistani Cinema - II

The struggle for a ‘religious’ cultural identity

During the British Raj the provinces of India where Muslims were in minority, “faced the threat of social decline.”[1] The Muslims of these provinces were deeply concerned by the British policy after the 1857 ‘Revolt’ led by the Muslim landlords against their British rulers. The Muslim landlords, “whose members often came from the same aristocratic […]

 Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza Mirza

Misrepresentation of Culture in Pakistani Cinema - I

Misrepresentation of Culture in Pakistani Cinema - I

The beginning of the cinema in pre-partition Indian Sub Continent

In the following series of articles I set out to investigate the kind of cinema that has been provided to the audience in Pakistan to facilitate the birth and reinforcement of an alien Islamic (religious) identify. I utilize three different forms of cinema style (First, Second and Third Cinema) to explain whose political, social and […]

 MUKHTAR AHMAD FAROOQI

Cashless Card Transactions and Security Loopholes

Cashless Card Transactions and Security Loopholes

Al most every adult today possesses plastic money in the form of debit, credit or prepaid cards. These cards, e-wallets and other digital platforms are witnessing a surge in their volumes to embrace digital payment solutions and Digital India’s vision of cashless economy. Digital money transactions are executed through debit cards, credit cards, internet banking, […]

 Zeeshan Rasool Khan

DRUG-ABUSE; A GROWING MENACE

DRUG-ABUSE; A GROWING MENACE

Drug-abuse is habitual taking of illicit drugs, which is followed by its addiction. The latter is a stage when the person becomes dependent on at least one illicit drug both physically and psychologically. Drug addiction is a serious public health problem, as it is associated with disproportionate costs of the society in terms of the […]

 interalia

Providing essential healthcare

Providing essential healthcare

BY: Dr.Tasaduk Hussain Itoo INTRODUCTION Universal Health Coverage (UHC) refers to the providing of essential healthcare services to a person while ensuring that the use of these does not expose the user to financial distress. The basic objective is that every person who needs these services should get them and not only those who can […]

 Towseef Ahmad

Metaphysics and Fundamental Determinables

Metaphysics and Fundamental Determinables

The concept of metaphysics has a very imperative place and ground in the logical structure of the epistemology and knowledge, as it is a catalyst of many social theories and deontic views of thought. The metaphysical logic helps us to decipher the axiomatization of the scientific theories and in this way runs the formalization techniques […]

 Idrees Ali

VOX POPULI: Kashmir’s changing weather patterns

VOX POPULI: Kashmir’s changing weather patterns

Snowless winter in various parts of Kashmir; record hottest  March and now recent advisory of authorities for  farmers  not to cultivate paddy, a water-intensive crop, has  stirred a debate about climate change and changing weather patterns in Kashmir. Idrees Ali of Kashmir Images spoke to a cross section of people who unanimously felt that climate […]

 Sadiq Rangwala

Why we should trust science

Why we should trust science

When societies take positions against the consensus of science, for economic or ideological gains, they risk failure

It has been a time of crisis for science over the past several years. In cases where society and policy need inputs from science, there is now a widely prevalent view that the conclusions of scientific inquiry can be challenged for economic or ideological reasons. Here I briefly discuss the process and practice of science, […]

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