Long Walk to Freedom: Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad’s Jail Experiences

Long Walk to Freedom: Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad’s Jail Experiences

“Give me the maximum punishment that can be awarded without hesitation. I assure you that the pain that your heart will feel while writing the order, not a hundredth part of it will be felt by me while hearing the judgment.” “Poochte kya ho bood-o-baash ka haal Ham hain baashinde jail khaane” Height about 5’ […]

The Colonial Law of Sedition

The Colonial Law of Sedition

The law of sedition has never failed to garner opprobrium from myriad quarters, ever since its enactment in the Indian legal system. Due to its iron-fisted nature, coupled with historical and socio-legal intricacies, it has been termed by many as a colonial vestige, a draconian device that arms the government to cripple any dissent. Interestingly, […]

Go Gurez!

Go Gurez!

Blessed with nature’s bounty, of lush meadows and alpine forests, the gushing clear water of Kishanganga, and wonderful trekking routes, Gurez, along the ancient Silk Route which connected Kashmir Valley with Gilgit, before continuing further to Kashgar, is the most beautiful and safest place to visit for tourists in Kashmir. A valley between high snow-capped […]

On the rising suicide cases in Kashmir

On the rising suicide cases in Kashmir

Matt Haig once aptly said: “It is very hard to explain to people who have never known serious depression or anxiety, the sheer continuous intensity of it. There is no off switch.” This statement best summarises the sorry state of affairs in Kashmir today. The continuous rise in suicide cases in Kashmir is a most […]

Qurbani is not charity, not social work

Qurbani is not charity, not social work

Please avoid silly arguments against the festival, for Eid ul-Azha is perfectly reasonable In human life, festivals are an important societal and recreational element. People of different nations, ethnicities and religions celebrate different kinds of festivals. It doesn’t take a genius to understand that in the observance and celebration of these festivals lie numerous benefits. […]

Life is all about perceptions

Life is all about perceptions

Perception is the sensory experience of the world. It involves both recognising environmental stimuli and actions in response to these stimuli. Through the perceptual process, we gain information about the properties and elements of the environment that are critical to our survival. Perception not only creates our experience of the world around us but also […]

The tribal way of life

The tribal way of life

Kupwara, a frontier district of J&K, witnesses a huge rush of tourists during summers. People from local areas and other districts rush to the soothing valleys of Lolab, Bangus and others to celebrate the pristine glory of nature. The upper reaches of the district are abode to a transhumance population who almost spend six months […]

National Education Policy 2020: Perspectives from Undergraduate Faculty

National Education Policy 2020: Perspectives from Undergraduate Faculty

The National Educational Policy (NEP 2020) is all set for implementation in Higher Educational Institutions in the current academic year. The NEP has ambitious expectations from Higher Educational Institutions. For many years, problems, ambiguities, and anomalies of higher education were being discussed on various platforms but remained confined to round table discussions. After years of […]

Know the Leopard, and fear it

Know the Leopard, and fear it

Leopards are on the prowl in many districts and are frequently being spotted in apple orchards or near residential areas. Two horrible incidents that recently occurred in two districts (Budgam & Ganderbal) have caused panic among people and also made us realise that children are vulnerable to attacks by leopards. All wild animals which live […]

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