On the Imperative of Following Religion

Faheem Ahmad Religion is a lifelong partner of humankind. And it must be. Where there is existence, there is a beginning. And where there is beginning, there is a beginner. So, for humans it necessary to be in touch with their Creator and to be in right alignment with who they have created by and […]

Notes on the Importance of Co-Curricular Activities and School Curriculum for Children

Notes on the Importance of Co-Curricular Activities and School Curriculum for Children

MUKHTAR AHMAD FAROOQI In recent times, the term ‘extra-curricular activities’ have been referred to as ‘co-curricular activities’, as they dominate the functioning of the school, and also because then aim of modern education is the all-round development of the child. The term ‘Curriculum’ slowly and gradually gave way to the inclusion of multiple activities. This […]

On the Prosaic Reality of Feminism

YASIR YOUSUF “You are essentially a bad human being if you are not a feminist”, said a Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin at a show, a while ago. I wonder if she also talked about men who are suffering at the hands of women because if she didn’t, then it goes against equality. If we are […]

An Open Letter to the Governor

An Open Letter to the Governor

By Mushtaq Hurra Respected Sir: I am extremely pleased to express my thanks and gratitude to you on behalf of whole erstwhile SSA teaching community for the decision to streamline the salaries of SSA teachers of Jammu and Kashmir from the state exchequer. The transition of these teachers into Teacher Grade 2 is a remarkable […]

Antibiotic Resistance: An Alarming Threat to Human Health

Bhat Fazila Antibiotics are the most important category of drugs used to fight bacterial infections. These are the chemicals capable of killing or inhibiting the growth of bacteria that are mostly extracted from bacteria and fungi to compete with other bacteria in their vicinity. This phenomenon has long been known; it may explain why the […]

Mauj (Mother): The Blessed Gift Of Allah To Mankind!

Mauj (Mother): The Blessed Gift Of Allah To Mankind!

ARIF AKBAR MIR There are various metrics for measurement. I want the one which can measure my mother’s love and affection. Is it possible to invent that instrument? No. Not at all. Mother’s affection and love is the unique one which is immeasurable. These are some lines which I wrote for my mother, so that […]

Notes on Moral and Ethical Regeneration of Youth

Notes on Moral and Ethical Regeneration of Youth

NADEEM QAYOOM A few days ago while I was for an evening walk, ahead of me was a school uniform wearing boy in his late teens on his phone. Behind me was a middle-aged man most probably had come out from his home like me to ease his mind from routine schedules. As both of […]

Our Folklore, a Treasure Trove of Tradition, is Dying. Alas!

Mushtaq Hurra The folklore of Kashmir is an integral part of our centuries old cultural heritage. It is our recognition and identification as a nation and society. In older days, folklore was the most important means of entertainment and transmission of knowledge. It was also a way to transforming information from one generation to the […]

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