Why do We Remain Oblivious to the ‘Darbaar Move’ of Kashmir Schools?

Why do We Remain Oblivious to the ‘Darbaar Move’ of Kashmir Schools?

By Akeel Rashid Just like the Government in Kashmir relocates the location and operations of its offices during the winter period from Srinagar to warmer Jammu city, similarly, the teachers do the same thing with the schools, by virtually relocating them, they teach students at other places in so-called tuition centres. Continuing the regular class […]

Biochemistry Vs Clinical Biochemistry Fiasco: An Unnecessary Confusion

Biochemistry Vs Clinical Biochemistry Fiasco: An Unnecessary Confusion

The whole biochemistry fraternity and other allied educational institutions of the state are shaken and their moralistic intuition dashed into the pulp following the recent notification of JKPSC for the appointment of assistant professors (Notification No: 10- PSC (DR-P) OF 2017 Dated: 27-10-2017) in the department of higher education. The department of biochemistry of the […]

Between Tradition and “Modernity”: The Hollowing Out of the Institution of Marriage in Kashmir

Between Tradition and “Modernity”: The Hollowing Out of the Institution of Marriage in Kashmir

By Muhammad Asif Shah and Ayaz Nabi Malik Marriage, as a concept signifies connection, harmony and mutual co-existence. Though, it is a spiritual union of two souls but in the larger perspective, its celebration, as an event, involves the entire society, which determines its real cultural value. In Kashmir, marriage celebration had always been a […]

The Mess Called Public Transport in Kashmir

The Mess Called Public Transport in Kashmir

By Sheikh Gulzar Ahmed Commuting and traveling by public transport in Kashmir is a nightmarish experience. Consider the example of the 407 commonly known as “Tata Gaadi” which packs passengers like sand and pebbles and moves at a snail’s pace taking, at least an hour for a ten minute journey. Similarly, Sumos which ferry passengers […]

Corruption in Israel is Not Just an Israeli Issue

Corruption in Israel is Not Just an Israeli Issue

By Ramzy Baroud Whether the string of scandals, now hounding Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, lead to his sacking or not, it matters little. Though nearly half of Israelis polled last July – well before the scandals took a much dirtier turn – believe that Netanyahu is corrupt, a majority of Israelis said that they […]

Friendless Rohingyas Ache and Yean for Friends

Friendless Rohingyas Ache and Yean for Friends

By Zeeshan Rasool Khan It is human to hate pain. Therefore, humans hate to see others in pain. Humans, thereby, feel sympathy and empathy when they see others in pain. Not only this but human make it their resolve to work out the means and methods which could relieve the pain of those who are […]

Health Talk: On Smoking, Tuberculosis and Human Health

Health Talk: On Smoking, Tuberculosis and Human Health

By Irfan Bashir Wani After having been ranked the state with the highest number of smokers, the cases of Tuberculosis are on rise in Jammu & Kashmir due to consumption of smokeless tobacco. This was disclosed by Dr. Gautam Sharma, Dental Surgeon, University of Jammu and ex-president of the Indian Dental Association (IDA) while interacting […]

Understanding Stock Exchanges

Understanding Stock Exchanges

By AADIL REHMAN Only a few days ago, Stock Exchanges were hitting the headlines-be it the “SENSEX”, the most sensitive index on stock exchange crossing the all time high 33000 mark or the “NIFTY” registering new records. Investors in securities, traded on stock exchanges, were having a golden run earning a good return on their […]

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