OPINION

 Javaid Beigh

Kashmir’s lost opportunity

Kashmir’s lost opportunity

The blatant manner in which Chairmanship positions of DDC were captured in Kashmir valley in total violation of the constitutional and ethical principles of polity has disappointed many young and aspiring Kashmiris

As a young aspiring Kashmiri Muslim candidate of a small sub regional Kashmir based political party with a background in management and journalism, I fought in the recently held DDC elections, the first major electoral exercise held after the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A of the Constitution of India and demotion of Jammu & […]

 Adeela Hameed

Mehr and the Jobless Groom

Mehr and the Jobless Groom

A Linear Perspective of Unemployment in Kashmir Valley

People yearn for security. This has been so since human civilization was established. Having more than what you can spend, living in one space but owning multiple, being masters of your little habitat, is what everyone tends to achieve. The building block of this kind of security starts with marriage. And as you might’ve guessed, […]

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Healthy lifestyle is the way towards heart healthy life

Healthy lifestyle is the way towards heart healthy life

Apart from family history, the poor lifestyle choices that one makes has been the leading cause of cardiac ailments among the younger generation in India. With changing lifestyle and poor socio-economic factors, there is a rapid increase in the number of patients living with ischemic heart disease. Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) or commonly known as […]

 Asad Mirza

Perceptions of a pro-Modi Indian-American

Perceptions of a pro-Modi Indian-American

The 2020 survey carried out by Carnegie Endowment, tries to find and analyse the reasons for Modi’s popularity in the United States.

Indian-origin American citizens now comprise the second-largest immigrant group in the USA. Over the years with increasing political influence and playing an active role in the US internal politics, this group also tends to be actively involved in the politics of the country of their origin. Since the turn of the twenty-first century the burgeoning […]

 Haroon Reshi

Schooling in the times of pandemic

Schooling in the times of pandemic

Schools in Kashmir will be opening on March 01 after a long gap of 19 months. Students, parents, teachers – all are thrilled but apprehensive too. Thrill is that students and teachers will be where they should have been. And the apprehension is that are our educational institutions comfortably equipped to maintain Covid-19 SOPs.

Students, parents, and other stakeholders seem to be feeling a little bit apprehensive, yet delighted, on the government’s decision to reopen schools in the Valley for academic activities on March 1, after a prolonged closure. Apprehensive – because they fear whether the school managements would be able to follow all COVID -19 Standard Operating Procedures […]

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Power of Mother Tongue

Power of Mother Tongue

International Mother Language Day-

By: M Ahmad February 21, 1952 when Bengalis in East Pakistan  (now Bangladesh) were asked to stop using their mother tongue by the dictatorial regime of Pakistan in 1952, a violent protest broke out throughout the Bengali nation. On February 21, 1952, a number of students and citizens laid down their lives to assert their […]

 Javaid Beigh

Debating the visit of Envoys

Debating the visit of Envoys

Much is being made of the ongoing visit of the Envoys of different countries to Kashmir, the latest in the series of such visits at the behest of the Central government in New Delhi, since the abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35A of the constitution of India. The latest visit comes in the backdrop […]

 Dr. Tasaduk Hussain Itoo

Children and technology abuse

Children and technology abuse

While experts say that parents should remain skeptical of the notion of internet addiction, however, they also argue that parents should be alert and aware of the hazards that technology offers to teens and preteens – from cyber bullying to sexting, and from information beyond their maturity levels to cyber predators. Not only that, screen […]

 Javaid Beigh

Adoption of Kashmir’s culture: Appropriation or Appreciation?

Adoption of Kashmir’s culture: Appropriation or Appreciation?

Recently I came across the news of a widespread outrage expressed by elite upper caste English speaking Kashmiri Muslim influencers on social media platforms criticizing a short song and dance video posted by Shehnaz Kaur Gill, a Punjabi Sikh entertainer, singer and actress, where she can be seen dancing in snow in some place in […]

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The Deciding Factors in UPSC

The Deciding Factors in UPSC

UPSC is a well known examination body famous for conducting Civil Services Exams every year. The complexity of its syllabus makes it one of the toughest examinations of the country. Every aspirant of UPSC finds the difficulty in gauging precise and exact syllabus of exam. The problem gets even more amplified when it comes to […]

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