Musings on the Philosophy of Karbala

Musings on the Philosophy of Karbala

By Irfan Ali Najar Approaching Karbala theoretically is profoundly a deconstructing thought for breaking the chains of power and hegemony and delivering people from corrupt regimes. Karbala conceptualizes almost every complex issue that overtly and covertly affects mankind in general. It stands for every voice which is being muzzled and defines the ethic of resistance […]

A Salat in Karbala!

By Javeed Ali As Muharram-ul-Haram 1440 AH is in progress, each one of us is commemorating the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain (A.S) and his companions which they gave for the revival of the Islamic principles in the battlefield of Karbala in Iraq. The event which happened in the year 61 of the lunar calendar […]

Private School Teachers: A Forgotten and an Ignored “Species”

Private School Teachers: A Forgotten and an Ignored “Species”

By Javed Wani On Saturday, the administration suspended the recognition of two famous private schools of Srinagar for an exorbitant fee hike and non-compliance of orders. The order from DSEK was normal administrative action and probably the first of its kind to take a very bold and strong step against any elite school of the […]

Why the RTI Act is lagging in J&K?

Why the RTI Act is lagging in J&K?

SHAH KHALID The Jammu & Kashmir state enacted its own J&K RTI Act on 20 March 2009 that is, the J&K RTI ACT 2009. The central RTI act is applicable on Central offices functioning in state. A draft bill was tabled on 7th of March 2009, and passed by the legislative assembly and the Legislative […]

Wizards X Beasts: A Well Meaning Critique

By Muhammad Nadeem A few weeks ago, many local newspapers carried the news of a book, “ Wizards X Beasts” and its young author, Rubayata Umeed. They praised the author for achieving a great feat by writing a novel at a young age. It, indeed, is praiseworthy that a young girl decided to write a […]

SSA Teachers Need a Reprieve. Urgently!

MUSHTAQ BHAT SSA scheme was launched in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in the year 2002-03. It is implemented as a flagship program of the Government of India with the aim of universalizing elementary education. Thousands of unemployed, young energetic and qualified youth were appointed as Rehbar e Taleem(ReT) teachers on the basis of […]

A Tribute to Adil, the Adventurous Alpine Hero

A Tribute to Adil, the Adventurous Alpine Hero

By Mahmood A Shah In 2013, a helicopter rescue operation was carried by Wing Commander Anshul Saxena of Indian Air Force when five trekkers got stranded while clicking pictures on an iceberg at Kousarnag Lake. Their only chance of survival was heli-rescue. God was kind. Help arrived in time and all the five trekkers were […]

Islam, Modernity and the New Millenium: Themes from a Critical Rationalist Reading of Islam

By Gowhar Quadir Wani The claim of universality on the part of Islam coupled with the ever-changing nature of human society has given rise to a vast area of intellectual engagements and discussions under the rubric of ‘Islam and modernity’. While the founding fathers of Sociology—Marx, Durkheim and Weber—grappled with the shift of human society […]

Hazrat Bilal(RA): The Muezzin of Islam

Hazrat Bilal(RA): The Muezzin of Islam

MUBASHIR IQBAL KITABA Hazrat Bilal (RA) was one of the most famous companions of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW). His (RA) is the story of patience and faith. Hazrat Bilal (RA) was born in slavery as his mother was a slave in the house of Umayyah IbnKhalaf. ( Before the advent of Islam, slave markets […]

Physiotherapy: A Holistic View is Needed

Dr Nayeem U Zia As World Physiotherapy Day has passed, it is imperative for all of us to make the importance of physiotherapy felt in society. Though physiotherapists in this part of the world have been making tremendous efforts to ascertain it, some more work must be done. Besides the importance of physiotherapy in orthopaedics, […]

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