When thoughts of suicide seize the mind -I

When thoughts of suicide seize the mind -I

Ayaan Zia It is estimated that about 15 percent of the adult population will experience depression at some point in their life. The World Health Organisation estimates over 300 million people in the world currently living with depression. Almost 800,000 people commit suicide every year, and for each of those, there are 25 times more […]

When thoughts of suicide seize the mind -II

When thoughts of suicide seize the mind -II

Mohmad Maqbool Waggy Hamlet is contemplating suicide. Not in grief or mystification, but with astounding lucidity and logic. He has lost his father and is in distress that his widowed mother has remarried swiftly. His father’s ghost has visited him to divulge that he was put to death by his brother, who now wears the […]

Altaf Bukhari’s dangerous populist pharmacy

Altaf Bukhari’s dangerous populist pharmacy

Modern drugs must be handled by professionals specifically trained for the purpose and not by me-too Medical Assistants Imtiyaz Ahmad Mr Altaf Bukhari, a businessman turned politician, has championed the unjustified cause of unqualified pharmacists in an article titled, ‘Don’t ruin careers of over 20,000 Medical Assts’. Ever since the reorganisation of State of J&K […]

Mountains of Banihal

Mountains of Banihal

Arfat Wani More than 50 million people visit mountains each year around the world. Many mountain towns depend solely on tourists to earn a living. Tourists are attracted to mountains for many reasons. The climate and clean air, beautiful scenery, local traditions, peace and simple lifestyle are some of the reasons. Some people like to […]

Beware, ye Muslims, of the misleading ways of Liberalism

Beware, ye Muslims, of the misleading ways of Liberalism

Mugees ul Kaisar Modernist Muslims who cut themselves off from tradition, thinking that with the passage of time we develop better understanding of things, are putting themselves in a quite vulnerable position. Their actions suggest that modernity and post-modernity are closer in conformity to truth than Prophet Muhammad was, 14 centuries ago. Religion is based […]

Polytechnic education plagued with problems in J&K

Polytechnic education plagued with problems in J&K

The intake capacity of seats in polytechnic programmes should be reduced in both government as well as private colleges, while the Lateral Entry quota at Bachelors level in state universities must be increased Er Shah Khalid After witnessing “considerable decrease” in the enrolment ratio since the past few academic sessions in polytechnic colleges across Jammu […]

Jammuites being looted with Toll Plazas

Jammuites being looted with Toll Plazas

Ivkar Hussain Malik The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) recently started the Lakhhanpur toll plaza in district Kathua on Pathankot-Jammu National Highway 44. Now Jammu has six toll plazas, of which three are currently functional: one at Ban on Jammu Bypass-Udhampur highway, another at Mada on Chenani-Nashri highway, and the third at Sarore on […]

Kargil Vijay Diwas: Defence modernisation, operational preparedness at new levels

Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ Every year, young officers pass out of Indian Military academy with Chetwood Motto “The safety honour and welfare of the country comes first, always and every time. The honour, welfare and comfort of the men you command come next. Your own ease, comfort and safety come last, always and every time”. With […]

Time to Assess Our Moral Character

Time to Assess Our Moral Character

Haseeb Qureshi Character. We know it when we see it. Maybe, more importantly, we know it when it is missing. Good and bad character both know no boundaries. Good character is exemplified every day and too often goes unnoticed. For me, if I could be like anybody, I would wish to become more like my […]

A Narrow World of Nationalists

A Narrow World of Nationalists

Shabeer Rather In 1960, sociologist Daniel Bell argued that centuries of ideological debates were coming to a close. The end of tyrannical communism and rise of the welfare state were producing what he called the “end of ideology”. Political scientist Francis Fukuyama in 1989 also argued that the history of the world was coming to […]