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 Javaid Beigh

Kashmir’s rapid slide towards cultural orthodoxy

Kashmir’s rapid slide towards cultural orthodoxy

Few days back, there was a music concert organized at Srinagar’s famous BadamiWari garden complex in Rainawari on the foot hills of Hari-Parbat. The music concert, which among other performers hosted Kashmir’s famous female singer Shazia Bashir was suddenly attacked by a group of goons, who were apparently angered by what they perceived as open […]

 Asad Mirza

A Global Concert for a new Global Era?

A Global Concert for a new Global Era?

Promising the best and most realistic way to advance a new world order, the Global Concert promises peace and prosperity for every human being.

Well, the murmurs were already there in the pre-Covid era that the plans are afoot to change the present global governance and usher in a new world order. But now things have slowly started falling in place. Influential think tanks and world bodies are flush with new insights or analytical interpretation of the so-called new […]

 Haroon Reshi

Of Optimism and Hope: Making Sense of Latest Thaw in India-Pakistan Relations

Of Optimism and Hope: Making Sense of Latest Thaw in India-Pakistan Relations

Have India and Pakistan finally decided to end the long-standing impasse in their bilateral relations, and to restore the halted communication links between the two countries? Looking at the thaw, beginning from the renewal of the LoC ceasefire last month, and subsequent encouraging statements from both sides, the answer seems to be a big yes. […]

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Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

Remembering the Urdu Literati who departed in the recent past

  “What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us: What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal”. ( Albert Pitch) We must not forget that a society that does not value it’s benefactors or fails to respect it’s great people or remains indifferent to recognize the contribution of […]

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Changing with the changing scenarios

Changing with the changing scenarios

By: MUSHTAQ AHMAD BHAT The mankind witnessed an unprecedented, worldwide pandemic that has left tremendous impact on human behavior, psyche as well as the outlook. Since it was a global pandemic, countries learnt from each other and exchanged knowledge with regards to the measures necessary for staying safe and containing the COVID‐19. As a result, […]

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Late marriages: reasons and responsibilities!

Late marriages: reasons and responsibilities!

By: Er. Ishfaq Khaliq In Kashmir, we are desperately concerned for a vast population of boys and girls who are at the threshold of crossing the marriage age while their parents, peers continue to look for the best among the best. Besides, the hyped ritualistic design woven around the otherwise simple institution of marriage and […]

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Let’s fight the evils of dowry

Let’s fight the evils of dowry

To save the dignity and honour of our daughters, the menace is to be done away with

Our society stands on various physical and material aspects, where the matrimony or civil union is a pillar of our social life. This pious union has, however, been poisoned by the dowry system. Despite various laws this system is prevailing in our society. We all are aware about the ”Stre-dhan” in past times. These were […]

 Asad Mirza

India is central to the Indo-Pacific

India is central to the Indo-Pacific

The importance attached by the US to the Indo-Pacific places India at an advantageous position, both in defence and economic sectors.

While the world was combating the Covid pandemic, the international leaders were also busy in realigning the world as per their respective country’s priorities and goals. One region, which has emerged on the top of this new realignment, is the region of the Indo-Pacific. The Indo-Pacific comprises the Indian Ocean, the western and central Pacific […]

 Mukhtar Dar

Facing challenges of Bio-Medical Waste Management in Jammu and Kashmir

Facing challenges of Bio-Medical Waste Management in Jammu and Kashmir

Introduction The World Health Organization (WHO) states that improper disposal of Bio-Medical Waste (BMW) can cause the following diseases: Parasitic Infections, Lung Infections, Skin infections, HIV and Hepatitis B and C Viruses, Candida, Meningitis and Bacteremia. Above all, the people living nearby open BMW disposal sites can experience diarrhoea, headaches, chest pains, irritation of the […]

 Haroon Reshi

Child Rights, Child Abuse & The Culture Of Denial

Child Rights, Child Abuse & The Culture Of Denial

To ensure that our children are safe and their rights are protected, Kashmir desperately needs a massive awareness campaign about child abuse

The “child rights”, by their nature are economic, social, psychological, physical and cultural rights. Any kind of violation of children’s rights is ‘child abuse’. Child abuse is an umbrella term that refers to physical, sexual and psychological maltreatment of children. In addition, child abuse includes failure to act by parents, teachers, and other caregivers to […]