Recounting My Travel Experience from BGSBU to Poonch

Recounting My Travel Experience from BGSBU to Poonch

Dr Sartaj Ahmad Sofi To come out of the routine academic activities within the campus, a band of faculty members & research scholars of the Department of Islamic Studies, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU) Rajouri – Dr Naseem Gul, Dr Sartaj Ahmad Sofi, Dr Muheeb Ahad, Dr Mohd Yunus Kumar, Mr Habib Bilal – […]

To Protect Life, Respect Biodiversity

To Protect Life, Respect Biodiversity

Diversity is an essential attribute of a system. A system, be it physical, biological, mechanical or an abstract one, is a function of the variety of its constituent elements. It is but its components’ variability and uniqueness that imparts a system its systemic characteristics. The magnitude of the diversity at work in a system is […]

Spiritual but not Religious

Spiritual but not Religious

The laws and regulations called “religion” have sustained humanity for centuries and have created a conducive atmosphere for peaceful co-existence. Change of times, though, changes everything. Religion which was once a ray of hope for the deprived and distressed is now the main source of human sufferings. People now try to isolate themselves from the […]

Only way to Progress is to Read

Only way to Progress is to Read

“Readers are thought leaders.” Back in school, we all had this sentence pasted on our soft boards. We were told as children that reading books is very important, but because we live in a society where we don’t value “why,” we don’t discuss it. As a result, very few people in Kashmir are habitual readers, […]

In Praise of the Prophet: Part II

In Praise of the Prophet: Part II

Praise of the Prophet (PBUH) is a pious and sweet expression of love and affection of the faithful towards the messenger of God. They think it their duty to be grateful to him and extol him and beg from Allah to shower His choicest blessings on him and pray that peace be upon him, his […]

In Praise of the Prophet: Part I

In Praise of the Prophet: Part I

Once when I met a tourist couple at the front gate of Dargah Hazratbal in Srinagar, I found them looking at the Persian couplet written at the top of the gate. Seeing me, they asked me to translate the couplet for them. Well, I did, but my words failed to convey the essence and meaning […]

Nurses: The Heart of Healthcare

Nurses: The Heart of Healthcare

Sayima Wani “You don’t build a house without its foundation. You don’t build a hospital without its nurses.” Nursing is both among the oldest and the youngest of professions. The word nurse derives from the Latin word nutritious. The American Nurses Association defines nursing as the “protection, promotion and optimization of health and abilities, prevention […]

Za’l Dabb: Readings of Milestones in Kashmiri Literature

Za’l Dabb: Readings of Milestones in Kashmiri Literature

Professor Faruq Fayaz is a veteran historian who served at the Department of History, University of Kashmir, for more than three decades. His areas of interest range from Kashmir History to Folk Literature of Kashmir to Kashmiri Literature in general. Za’l Dabb (Al-Hayat, Srinagar: 2019) is an important anthology of research papers by Professor Faruq […]

The Stories and Sorrows Echoing in the Mountains

The Stories and Sorrows Echoing in the Mountains

Gandhi Fellow Younis Ahmad Kaloo shares his experiences and learnings from his 21-day-long community immersion in Baramulla When my seniors broke the news that all Gandhi Fellows from Zone 1 (J&K, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand) would engage in a 21-day-long Community Immersion process from April 11, I decided then and there to give it […]

Women and Financial Independence

Women and Financial Independence

Being an independent woman means being able to express oneself in whatever way that one likes, and having the capacity to do the things that one wants to do without forcing oneself to fit into a standard female stereotype With the kind of cost of living that the current generation has to put up with, […]

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