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 […]

Appallingly Unbelievable!

Appallingly Unbelievable!

In the 21st century where the world thither has moved beyond and is actually on the cusp of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, wherein Artificial Intelligence(AI) and Robotics are no more frontier technologies but have become kind of mainstream, here in Kashmir, many people suffer from privations and problems that are , from the developed world […]

Stop state squeeze

Stop state squeeze

Journalists have been under threat for long. Getting hauled up by the police is routine. Getting beaten up by the security forces is usual. Getting caught in the crossfire is a drill. Facing wrath of protestors is expected. This is the life and work of a journalist reporting in and covering Kashmir. We have survived […]

Night of the Ascent-Balaghal ula Bi Kamaalihi

Night of the Ascent-Balaghal ula Bi Kamaalihi

The epitome of perfection, Prophet Muhammad(SAW), was the Insaan a Kaamil, the perfect human being for self evident reasons and on account of the nature of his(SAW) prophecy and Prophethood. This was emblematized by the nature of the Prophet’s(SAW) life, its trajectory, and the very nature of his(SAW) message, Islam. And, it is reflected in […]

Hospital Maladministration

Hospital Maladministration

Managing hospitals, at any given day, is not an easy task. The task becomes all the more difficult and complicated when the supply of healthcare does not match with its demand. This holds salience and significance for a place like Kashmir where there is a burgeoning demand for health care but is not evenly matched […]

Fleecing the Public

Fleecing the Public

Hundreds of private chemist shops and pharmaceutical distributors in Jammu and Kashmir are claiming huge margins on drugs in the absence of price control by the Drug Department. It has been alleged that doctors in government and private hospitals are prescribing drugs that are not under price controls in order to claim freebies from retailers […]

Care for the Elderly

Care for the Elderly

In what has become almost thematic and a glaring omission by society, many elderly of our society have become victims and are suffering. Some have taken to the streets to eke out subsistence monies. This is not merely in the nature of a glaring omission by society but amounts to gross negligence and dereliction of […]