The freedom that flourishes in the poetry of Habba Khatoon and Sarojini Naidu

The freedom that flourishes in the poetry of Habba Khatoon and Sarojini Naidu

Bintul Islam is doing her research on a comparative study of the poetry of Habba Khatoon and Sarojini Naidu. “I have chosen this topic as both the poets have observed the sublime and sung lofty songs to it,” she says. Saraf Ali The power of classic Kashmiri literature has only grown with time. The perceptions […]

Engaging our youth in productive occupations

Engaging our youth in productive occupations

Dr Tasneem Mubarak 12th of August is celebrated as International Youth Day every year since the UN General Assembly endorsed the recommendation that came out of the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth, in the year 1999. The theme for this year is “Youth Engagement for Global Action”, which seeks to highlight the ways […]

Pregnancy in the pandemic

Pregnancy in the pandemic

Asyia Qadir Pregnant women may easily fall prey to the Covid-19 pandemic because their immune system is already in strain. During pregnancy a woman undergoes different complicated processes to ensure the acceptance of the foetus. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), two strains of the coronavirus, have been […]

Nationalism Redefined

Nationalism Redefined

In India nationalism is being described not as loyalty to the nation state, as in the European example, but as devotion to a particular religion, its beliefs and myths Asad Mirza While the world was busy in fighting the Covid pandemic, some negative and fissiparous tendencies reared their head again globally. During this time they […]

National Education Policy 2020: Text and Context

National Education Policy 2020: Text and Context

Shahzad Hussain The National Education Policy (henceforth NEP) 2020 is a welcome step in equipping the Indian education system for the twenty-first century. Looking only at the text of the NEP, one can begin to envision its futuristic outcomes. However, reading the text without taking into account the context is only expected from a naive […]

An impractical, imposed education policy

An impractical, imposed education policy

Muheeb Ahad The education system has been a space of contestation among scholars and academicians throughout the country. Since India achieved independence, a multitude of commissions and policies have tried to cater to the educational needs of the people. The National Policy on Education 1986, which was modified in the year 1992, has now been […]

Sleep well to stay healthy

Sleep well to stay healthy

Gowhar Rashid When we are under the weather or knackered, the instructive and advisable words are always, “Go to bed”. Indeed, sleep is the best medicine. Sleep is a state of mind and body marked by modified consciousness, comparatively inhibited sensory activity, reduced muscle activity, and inhibition of nearly all voluntary muscles and reduced perception […]

Sexual harassment of women at the workplace

Sexual harassment of women at the workplace

Nadeem Khaliq Unsolicited and unwanted acts of a sexual nature, also known as “eve-teasing”, are not a new phenomenon in India. Sexual harassment is rooted in cultural practices and is exacerbated by power relations at the workplace. Sexual harassment at the workplace does not only cause disastrous psycho- social and physical hardships to the victim, […]

A Woman’s Place: Beneath the Man in Kashmiri Society

A Woman’s Place: Beneath the Man in Kashmiri Society

Laws prohibiting gender biases cannot make a difference unless they are alien to the collective consciousness of society. What needs to be fixed is the disparity that exists in minds. Dr Meer Safa Altaf Gender justice – a prerequisite for empowerment and an egalitarian society – has been something desired, especially by women, ever since […]

Gossip: The Thief of Reputation

Gossip: The Thief of Reputation

‘O you who have believed, avoid assumptions. And do not spy or backbite each other.’ The Holy Qur’an Bisma Shafi Bhat The above mentioned ‘ayah’ refers to the common flaw in our society: the urge to speak unfavorably about others. It’s rightly said by Prophet Mohammad (PBUH): “Either speak good or remain silent.” Gossip is […]

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