Satellite-based real-time monitoring of Himalayan glacial catchments can strengthen early flood warning and minimize disaster risk

Satellite-based real-time monitoring of Himalayan glacial catchments can strengthen early flood warning and minimize disaster risk

Satellite-based real-time monitoring of Himalayan glacial catchments would improve understanding of flood risk in the region and help inform an early flood warning system that could help curb disaster and save human lives, says a recent study. This should be the future strategy to reduce loss of human lives during glacial lake outburst floods (GLOF), […]

Toward safer stem cell transplants

Toward safer stem cell transplants

For cancer patients, the use of hematopoietic stem cell transplants can be a game changer in terms of treatment and recovery. However, most people need to undergo a combination of chemotherapy and radiation before transplants become an option. Chemotherapy and radiation are used as a prelude to stem cell transplants in a process known as […]

HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE OF BURZAHOMA

HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE OF BURZAHOMA

Syed Mustafa Ahmad Burzahoma is located in the northwest of Srinagar. It is about 20 kilometers from Srinagar. It is a hilly area and the famous Dal Lake is fully visible from herehis. This place has great historical significance. R.S. Sharma, the noted historian of Ancient India, says that the history of Burzahoma goes back […]

Functional Foods: Innovative products in dairy industry

Functional Foods: Innovative products in dairy industry

Product development is an important aspect when it comes to growth of food industry. Certain products, however, have almost remained unchanged for several decades. I can quote ‘n’ number of such categories of foods, like pasteurised milk, table-butter, numerous varieties of cheese, skimmed milk powder, etc. However, there are several ‘newly developed foods’ such as […]

Researchers develop model to indicate accumulation of microplastics in human body

Researchers develop model to indicate accumulation of microplastics in human body

In addition to possibly causing tissue damage and inflammation, microplastics could be a source of carcinogens and other harmful compounds that leach from plastic into the body. Every day, people are exposed to microplastics from food, water, beverages and air. But it’s unclear just how many of these particles accumulate in the human body, and […]

Nature’s spring cuisine gift: Dandelion

Nature’s spring cuisine gift: Dandelion

Dandelion is a flowering plant and a weed that grows in many parts of the world. Its greens have been often used in Kashmir as a cuisine particularly for lactating mothers in olden times. According to some ethanobotanists, the use of dandelion in medicine comes from the 10th century by Arab physicians. It is known […]

May this Ramadan not just pass us by

May this Ramadan not just pass us by

When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of heaven are opened and the gates of hell are closed and the devils are chained.” (Bukhari) Ramadan is a month of forgiveness, a month of blessings, a month of rewards. We welcome this month with open arms. This month is not just about fasting but far […]

Let’s forgive others so that we ourselves can be forgiven

Let’s forgive others so that we ourselves can be forgiven

Let’s try to forgive everyone who has wronged us so that we can ourselves be forgiven in this blessed month of mercy and forgiveness bestowed upon humanity by Allah. Ramadan is meant to be a time of spiritual discipline of deep contemplation of one’s relationship with Allah. One must understand its real essence, which is […]

Compassion, generosity, faith: The Pillars of Ramadan

Compassion, generosity, faith: The Pillars of Ramadan

Ramadan is a time for sacrifice and renunciation as well as a period of reflection and spiritual growth. Muslims abstain not only from food and drink but also from immoral acts and anger. Other acts of worship such as prayer, reading the Quran, and charity are encouraged during the holy month. According to the teachings […]

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