Symbolising Patriotism in Contemporary India

Symbolising Patriotism in Contemporary India

In 1908, Rabindranath Tagore composed a letter to his companion, A M Bose, and said, “Patriotism can’t be our final spiritual shelter. I will not buy glass for the price of diamonds and I will never allow patriotism to triumph over humanity as long as I live.” From these above famous lines, it is manifest […]

Specialty Agriculture: Food of the Future

Specialty Agriculture: Food of the Future

From subsistence to commercial farming, from the green revolution to the gene revolution, Indian agriculture has come of age. The country once called as a ‘begging bowl’ has now become a ‘bread basket’. The period corresponding to 1967-78 witnessed huge upsurge in food grains production especially in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. The green revolution […]

Let’s diversify the Kashmiri platter

Let’s diversify the Kashmiri platter

Diversity and inclusion is gaining momentum in all corners of world, be it policies, corporate world, welfare society or any other field. When both these are embraced, they outperform other strategies and missions. Let’s apply these to our food. Diversity supports health, research shows. Those who consume a diet that includes all major food groups […]

The Rewards of Patience

The Rewards of Patience

This brief article explores the meaning, forms, and benefits of patience. “Be persistent and patient, for Allah is with whom who maintain patience.” (Qur’an 8:46). According to Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (a.s.), patience is to faith what the head is to the body. As the body dies without the head, when patience dies, so does faith. […]

Beware of social media’s impact on mental health

Beware of social media’s impact on mental health

“What I have seen with the rise of social media is that children are not facing bullying on a playground, they are facing it on their cell phones.” – Whitney Wolfe Herd There was a time when people looked happy and there was a different glow on their faces, but when we see people today, […]

Information Overload: A New Challenge

Information Overload: A New Challenge

“We are vessels of very limited content. Not all men can read all books; it is only in a chosen few that any man can find his appointed food.” – R L Stevenson Modern man has become a kind of post-human with greater capabilities due to the technological tools available to him. But this technological […]

Time for elections in J&K

Time for elections in J&K

On 15th August, every one of us need to ask ourselves if we have truly met the ideals of our national flag? Has every citizen of India truly got freedom from the complex social and economic injustice prevalent across the length and breadth of our motherland? Let’s try to look at it from the context […]

DIGITAL DISRUPTION

DIGITAL DISRUPTION

We hominids evolved in a world where lives were usually lived within a day’s walk. All we had as a means of transmission was storytelling around the campfire in early days. Anything that happened on the other side of the planet wasn’t known. Life was linear and local. Nothing changed for centuries and millennia. Electricity, […]

The Day of Freedom and Partition

The Day of Freedom and Partition

Independence Day marks the end of British rule in 1947 and the establishment of a free and independent Indian nation. It also marks the anniversary of the partition of the subcontinent into two countries, India and Pakistan, which occurred at midnight on August 14–15, 1947. British rule in India began in 1757 when, following the […]

Teaching Social Science is Valuing Humanism and Social Justice

Teaching Social Science is Valuing Humanism and Social Justice

We all have a profound comprehension that since the emergence of the sciences, natural science has occupied a higher eminence in the hierarchy among all sciences. It is due to its accuracy in results and ‘universal meaning’ or ‘universality in methods’. Its accuracy and exactness is predominately due to the objectifying of and quantifying the […]

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