By: S. Arshad The Quran enjoins on man to co-exist in peace and respect each other’s faith. The Quran says that God has made the universe full of variety and the mark of His creativity is manifest everywhere. The heavens, the earth, the oceans and the flora and fauna are marked with variety and difference […]
As physicist and science communicator, Stephen Hawking was a rare celebrity.
By: Gautam Mandal The 2001 edition of the annual String Theory conference, a major event for scientists working in the field, was happening at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai. Several hundred delegates from all over the world were participating. Among them were many celebrity scientists, including Nobel laureates and Field medallists. One […]
Kashmiris were not born to carry out the agendas of militaries who should be fighting their own battles, for which they get the lion’s share of each country’s budget
The Kashmir conflict is driven by nationalistic and religious fervour, each side pointing to the violence and injustice of the other, each side pointing to its own suffering and sorrow. The distrust, paranoia, and neurosis permeating the relationship between a large number of people of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and the Indian Union has intensified […]
Remarkable that the tech major is reaping all the financial benefits while asking society to bear many of the negative costs
By: Zeynep Tufekci At one point during the 2016 presidential election campaign, I watched a bunch of videos of Donald Trump rallies on YouTube. I was writing an article about his appeal to his voter base and wanted to confirm a few quotations. Soon I noticed something peculiar. YouTube started to recommend and “autoplay” videos […]
Both features — secularism and socialism — are anathema to the dominant merchant classes.
THIS has been a week of mixed intellectual fortunes for me thanks to the range of dramatis personae that were on view. Professor Romila Thapar on TV gave a scholarly interview anchored on her new book Indian Cultures as Heritage: Contemporary Pasts. The book, although I’ve not yet read it, sounds promising as all Thapar […]
By:Huzaif Ashraf The Supreme court in a very recent judgement held that passive euthanasia, that is, a form of euthanasia in which medical treatment that will keep a dying patient alive for a time is withdrawn, resulting in a silent death of the patient, to be legal. This decision by the apex court implies that […]
A question that seeks immediate attention.
Drug addiction (a disease of brain) has been the major cause of physical and mental harm to the health of people. It is a problem, sadly, growing terribly, causing severe trauma to our youth and consequently restricting them from accomplishing goals and dreams in life. People sometimes feel that they are too bright, too powerful, […]
By: Towseef Ahmad The actual source and legitimate authority of the rights lies in the origination and touchstone of the constitutional interests of an individual. It has to be exercised according to the principles of differential utility which shall emancipate the overall welfare and egalitarian values of a social system in its wide array. Therefore […]
Growing and developing the next generation of entrepreneurs is vital for our survival and prosperity
BY: Dr. Shahid Amin Trali and Prof. Somen Mitra Progress and complexities go hand in hand. One of the major challenges faced by most of the countries in the world today is to do with unemployment. The unemployment rate is growing at an alarming speed. India is not an exception. There is a huge […]
Despite the frequent closure of schools, after every unfortunate and untoward violence related incident, which usually happen in valley, Kashmir is a place where the schools remain closed during winter vacations for a longer period as compared to other parts of the world due to severe chill and heavy-snow fall. In winter zone of Jammu […]