The relevance of the Gulf world to the Indian Economy

The relevance of the Gulf world to the Indian Economy

India’s trade relations with the Arabian Peninsula trace their genesis back several millennia, when trade took place with Harappans by ships that travelled along the sea coast. The west coast region of India, especially Malabar and Konkan, were active trading hubs, where Arab traders oftentimes would visit on their way to South East Asia. This […]

A Blueprint of Joy

A Blueprint of Joy

Life is all about success, happiness and enjoyment. Happiness lies within us and not outside us. It is only our achievements and successes which can make our life comfortable and enjoyable. Small things make our life great and meaningful. A house is built brick by brick. Drops of water make an ocean. Small streams make […]

Where did those days go?

Where did those days go?

There was a time when I used to go to the ground and play from dawn till dusk. I would play cricket, football, hide-and-seek, mint/mid (local game) Gharm Ball, on the ground. Every so often I would fight with my friends over small misunderstandings and I used to say “Mea seath chay Katee”. As a […]

Where are we heading?

Where are we heading?

Marriage is the most sacred bond and wedding day is the beginning of a new chapter of life, which we must start with the blessings of Allah. But unfortunately we displease Allah on this day more than ever. Girls untangle their hair, put down hijab from their heads, wear dresses that are against their modesty. […]

The atrocious sharing of mocking, humiliating videos on social media

The atrocious sharing of mocking, humiliating videos on social media

It is the basic essentiality of a civilised, cultured, peaceful and educated society that its each and every member stay away from social evils and immorality. History is witness to the fact when the people of a society lack moral values, social evils start strengthening their roots, which ultimately leads to the downfall of that […]

Playing Chess to Checkmate Depression

Playing Chess to Checkmate Depression

I was a depressed dude. Depression would creep into my veins as water fills a hole. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to snap out of it. It was my psyche that had been made weak by the world of whys and why-nots; this-should-be-done and this-should-not-be-done; always swirling through my mind. I was having intense […]

‘Social Protection’ against child labour

‘Social Protection’ against child labour

International Labour Organisation director general Guy Ryder says that ‘social protection’ is one of the most powerful measures to prevent child labour. The year 2022 saw large-scale activism for elimination of child labour from international to national-level initiatives. The Government of South Africa hosted the 5th global conference on the elimination of child labour. It […]

Food Allergy: Health Impact and Regulatory Framework

Food Allergy: Health Impact and Regulatory Framework

A food allergy is an immune reaction that occurs shortly after eating a specific food. Even a small amount of the allergy-causing food might cause symptoms such as bloating, hives, and enlarged airways. A food allergy can cause severe symptoms or even a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis in some people. Food allergies are becoming more […]

Agro Forestry: Zero-Budget Farming

Agro Forestry: Zero-Budget Farming

Our farmers in Jammu and Kashmir have strived very hard despite all odds and hurdles to be among the most successful farmers in the country. The success is despite the farmers having small land holdings, even below the national average. They have, however, diverse crops and have integrated animals and trees in their farming system […]

The understated love and duty of the father

The understated love and duty of the father

Going out to different places with my father is one of my earliest memories. I recall travelling to parks, shopping, eating fast food, and other activities like these. Over time, I went to him whenever I had a wish and he fulfilled it. He taught me a lot of things about life and the world. […]