Women in Kashmir: Caught Between Patriarchy and Conflict

Women in Kashmir: Caught Between Patriarchy and Conflict

Rightly it has been said, ‘It is now more dangerous to be a woman than a soldier in modern conflict.’ Conflicts are as old as human civilisation and women are the worst sufferers of them. All over the globe, conflict be it political or social has a devastating effect on the dignity and lives of […]

Farmers at risk from new farm laws

Farmers at risk from new farm laws

The three controversial Bills that Indian Parliament passed in September were: Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance Bill; Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill; and Farm Services Bill and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill. These are supposed to constitute a big agricultural reform and to pave the way for structural change […]

Soup : A healthy liquid diet, one should not miss in winters

Soup : A healthy liquid diet, one should not miss in winters

Soups are as old as the history of cookingand it has originated from china.It is believed that humans have been making soup for at least 20,000 years. In Xianrendong cave, the ancient pottery showed signs of scorch marks which mention pot must have been used for making hot soup. In the old times when hoarding […]

Look beyond the apparent political despondency in Kashmir

Look beyond the apparent political despondency in Kashmir

Kashmir, which used to be a prominent issue at international fora till some years ago, has now been pushed to the margins in an increasingly chaotic world. The political uncertainty over the US presidential elections and the never-ending dramatic turn of events in Washington DC, along with the relentless chaos caused by coronavirus and the […]

Our Literary Sage: Abdul Ahad Hajini

Our Literary Sage: Abdul Ahad Hajini

Abdul Ahad Hajini was born on 19 April 1948 at a scenic and naturally village in Hajin in district Bandipora. He is a Kashmiri writer, translator, critic, essayist, prosaist, columnist, and much more. In 2013 Hajini was awarded the Sahitya Academy Translator award for his book “TEUTH PAZAR”. The book is a translation in Kashmiri […]

Azadi from Digital Slavery

Azadi from Digital Slavery

I used to quantify my happiness in terms of number of likes, comments and shares on my posts and pictures. Smartphone was virtually handcuffed with my right hand and it used to follow me everywhere like a shadow, be it in my bedroom or washroom. In 2018 I had made a commitment to myself to […]

Uyghur Muslims: The Untold Story

Uyghur Muslims: The Untold Story

When the gas chambers of Nazi Germany were discovered and the horrific mass murder of Jews revealed to us, people across the world found themselves repeating two words, ‘Never again’. These words were a promise that the world will never again let this happen, and that it will not stay silent on such terrible crimes […]

A gravestone

A gravestone

A stone erect said you lie beneath; the fine soil, swathed in white but, who bound your blissful youth to a lonely long home? My dearest son! My embrace craves for you. Won’t you fill it again? A pile of ballads I had, in praise of your youth and beauty but they turned them to […]

JKSSB’s Contradictory Principles on Finance Accounts Assistants

JKSSB’s Contradictory Principles on Finance Accounts Assistants

For the recruitment of Finance Accounts Assistants, recently the JKSSB released a notification notice (No. 4, 2020) in which they have set the eligibility criteria for the posts as any graduate. The post, though, requires knowledge of Accounting, which is only taught in the Commerce stream, hence the jobs should be reserved for Commerce graduates […]

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