Globalization at Cross-Roads

Globalization at Cross-Roads

Dr. ISHFAQ AHMAD THAKU Economic globalization includes the cross-border movement of mainly three factors: capital, goods and people. With the end of cold war and demise of Soviet Union, globalization was celebrated as the intellectual zenith of economic history of the world. Francis Fukuyama, in his book, “ The End of History and Standing of […]

My Gaza Strip

My Gaza Strip

Syed Suhail Yaqoob I have never been to Gaza. That patch of land where from thousands of deaths and all kinds of oppressive tactics, which shame humanity, have been used against the innocent and original inhabitants. To justify these oppressive tactics, religion is used, where Jews(not all), conform to the view that the land is […]

Surviving the Water Crisis-IV

Surviving the Water Crisis-IV

By Rao Farman Ali Equally, Directorate of Environment, Ecology and Remote Sensing Jammu and Kashmir, in its report titled “A Satellite Based Rapid Assessment on Floods in Jammu & Kashmir-September, 2014,” reveals that more than 50 percent of water bodies in and around Srinagar have disappeared during the past century. There is siltation of lakes […]

The Entrancing Quest and the Return to Roots

The Entrancing Quest and the Return to Roots

How can I forget those days when reading, writing and painting used to be my favourite pastimes? Those were my schooldays, the memories of which are etched in my consciousness. The hobbies faded away during higher secondary years when I developed disinterest in studies-courtesy, the science stream. It was the worst of times. Now, being […]

Thy Name is JKPSC

Thy Name is JKPSC

Shahid Andrabi In a state of ours, the changes, discourses, transformations and paradigm shifts retain their status quoist nature for decades. The pace and speedy approach to deal with things remains often an absent syllabus in government affairs. It may be unfortunately said that government is itself characterized by slow and lethargic institution that runs […]

Hypotheses on the Attack on Amarnath Pilgrims

Hypotheses on the Attack on Amarnath Pilgrims

Dr. Fayaz Ahmad Bhat The history of word terror as a method of revolutionary action goes back to Russian revolutionaries “struggle against Tsarist tyranny”. However, over the past few decades’ word terror has become the most misrepresented, misinterpreted and misused word. The word is in habituated by Tom, Dick and Harry .Generally terrorism is disassociated […]

Surviving the Water Crisis

Surviving the Water Crisis

By Rao Farman Ali Tragically, water flow to all the rivers in Jammu and Kashmir is decreasing. The perpetual snow line in Jammu and Kashmir reached 16,000 feet from 13,000 feet in the last several decades, which is happening at an alarming rate. Although a combination of factors are responsible like, global warming, shrinking forest […]

Let’s Have Gender Equality in Education

Let’s Have Gender Equality in Education

By Zeeshan Rasool Khan During our school days, we have been taught much about importance of girl education .I remember, writing essay on it .Though a lot of work has been done to create awareness among people regarding the importance of girl education, it still is a challenge. A child without an education is still […]

Yatra Killings: Between the Vortex of the Conflict and Ultra Nationalism

Yatra Killings: Between the Vortex of the Conflict and Ultra Nationalism

By Engineer Rasheed This time it was the hot and thick blood of Amarnath Yatris that was used to blood bath Kashmir. Condemnation from every quarter was natural and beyond any question mark; Kashmiris including militants condemned the attack and asserted that religious harmony was and is in their genetic code. However, the ultra-nationalist Indian […]

Surviving the Water Crisis-II

Surviving the Water Crisis-II

By Rao Farman Ali In India, the competition for water has a history of provoking conflict between communities. In Pakistan, water shortages have triggered food and energy crises that ignited riots and protests in some cities. India can store only about 30 days of rainfall, means 200 cubic metres per person, compared to 900 days […]