Why Kashmiri politicians are alarmed at elections to DDC

Why Kashmiri politicians are alarmed at elections to DDC

There is much noise emanating from Kashmir-centric mainstream political parties criticising the implementation of amended Panchayat Raj Act that has created the third tier of grassroots governance in the form of the establishment of District Development Councils (DDCs) for which there will be direct elections in the UT of Jammu & Kashmir. This is the […]

Only professional pharmacists, please, in the pharmacy profession

Only professional pharmacists, please, in the pharmacy profession

The pharmacy profession in Jammu and Kashmir has been the most ignored and underutilised since its inception. Professional pharmacy services have never been accepted in hospitals or taught in the educational curriculum. Despite the department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of Kashmir imparting professional training and education to students since its inception in 1985, this […]

Pattan: A history lesson

Pattan: A history lesson

Pattan is a town in Baramulla district of Kashmir but it is also near the border of Budgam and Ganderbal districts. Pattan is one of the historical cities of Kashmir, right in the heart of the valley. This small town is located on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road and it is some 27 km north of Srinagar […]

The fruits of this year

The fruits of this year

Horticulture in Kashmir Jammu and Kashmir is not only famous for its scenic beauty but also for its delicious fruits. The Union Territory has an area of 2.22 lakh sq km, of which 55% is under fruit cultivation. The region is climatically suited for the cultivation of almost all temperate fruits and also some kinds […]

Life with Cancer

The TP53 gene provides instructions for making a protein called p53. This protein acts as a tumor suppressor, which means that it regulates cell division by keeping cells from proliferating too fast or in an uncontrolled way. Mutations in TP53 gene result in an altered p53 protein that cannot regulate cell proliferation effectively and is […]

Economics in the Tawhidic Paradigm

Economics in the Tawhidic Paradigm

The fictitious ‘economic man’ has been universally accepted in the theories of conventional economics. The objective of this man is to maximise benefits. He is expected to calculate the benefits he could reap and the costs he has to incur. He chooses only those actions which will yield the maximum benefits to himself. He does […]

No Enemy like Procrastination

No Enemy like Procrastination

Time can be either invested or spent, choice is yours. If we waste time, time will waste us. Time is irreplaceable and time is perishable. Things keep on changing and the ticking of clock won’t stop for anyone. When we know we have to live for a small amount of time in this world, then […]

Happy 20th birthday to my good, beautiful self

Happy 20th birthday to my good, beautiful self

Dear Sobia, Happy 20 years since your birth and sigh! If Sylvia Plath had been alive, she would have turned 88 today. First off, let me start by saying that it’s okay to feel like you aren’t doing as well as you are supposed to. You couldn’t be a doctor for baba and not even […]

Peoples Alliance in Kashmir increases pressure on New Delhi

Peoples Alliance in Kashmir increases pressure on New Delhi

Except a few, all local pro-India parties have come together on one political issue – to fight New Delhi’s unilateral decision to take away the special status of Jammu & Kashmir and downgrade it into two Union Territories. It remains to be seen whether the regional parties are successful in putting any political pressure on […]

The odds of being a female geologist

The odds of being a female geologist

“Change your decision; go for any other subject; or prepare for civil services examination,” one of my geology teachers told me when I was selected in Applied Geology for the master’s programme at Kashmir University. Was it my gender or the lack of jobs in Applied Geology in Kashmir which made him say so? The […]

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