Maintain Ecological Balance

Maintain Ecological Balance

Kashmir, a destination and place, known for its pristine beauty and abundance of nature, is in the midst of a severe ecological crisis. This crisis has been created by an imbalance which , in turn, accrues and emanates from rampant urbanization , demographic pressures and the attendant population growth, infrastructure growth and a rentier economy […]

Conserve Tradition

Conserve Tradition

The gales of change(s) that have swept the world in the past few centuries have left almost no culture unscathed ( except for very few primitive societies). These changes have been far reaching and even invasive touching all domains of life. While mankind , as a whole, has advanced by leaps and bounds but there […]

Monetized Society

Monetized Society

Our society, gradually and inexorably, has and is becoming wedded to money. This is alarming and potentially portends a drift that is insalubrious and carries ill effects for society. It amounts to stating the obvious that in modern societies and economies, money is important. It not only greases the wheels of the economy but confers […]

Abominable. Heinous. Deplorable. Bestial and Shameful!!!

Abominable. Heinous. Deplorable. Bestial and Shameful!!!

In a case that not only jars sensibilities , the conscience and all standards of morality, and strikes at our collective and individual shame, a father has done the unthinkable: he has raped his daughter who then committed suicide. It is not only abominable and heinous but also a deplorable act that hits at our […]

Dying Dal

Dying Dal

The time when the Dal Lake and its environs will be barren might not be far off. This unfortunate scenario might come to pass if we not take immediate corrective and remedial action on an urgent basis. The aim here is not to alarm or shock but to put matters into perspective, a real one. […]

Man Animal Conflict

Man Animal Conflict

Increasingly, we are confronted by news of wild animals foraying and foraging into populated areas wherein the animals are either killed or injured or, at times, there are instances of civilian injuries. This trend goes under the overall rubric of man animal conflict and is as alarming as can be. First, the reasons for this […]

Cheating Others Equals Cheating Oneself

Cheating Others Equals Cheating Oneself

Cheating is a sin and a crime. Our religion proscribes it in the strictest possible terms. But , yet cheating appears to be pretty prevalent here. Be it your reddiwallah, from who you buy your fruits or vegetables, the store owner from who you buy day today stuff, some students who cheat in their exams, […]

Academic Freedom

Academic Freedom

Around 60 students of Government Higher Secondary School Harmain in Shopian district are up in arms as they have been denied the stream which they had opted for at the time of admission. This amounts to short changing these students: they had chosen to study a certain stream or discipline but now after being locked […]

Tech Dinosaurs

Tech Dinosaurs

The world is moving toward a technological frontier where older paradigms and uses of technology become obsolete and redundant by the day. But, here in Kashmir, we are not only stuck in dated paradigms but also internet shutdowns render it almost impossible for adoption of technology that could make day to day lives easier. One […]

Value Regression

Value Regression

The value system of the people of Kashmir has not been only lauded by people across the world but has been an indelible fact of Kashmiri life. But, alas, our value system that stems from the Sufi ingress of Islam in Kashmir is steadily eroding. This insalubrious trend or development can be witnessed in our […]

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