Who and What is Responsible for Late Marriages in Kashmir?

Who and What is Responsible for Late Marriages in Kashmir?

Aquib Ul Ahad Wani The most preferable term used for marriage is Nikkah, which means the joining of two hearts, and two different families. Nikkah was first celebrated in heavens. The reference here is to the Nikkah of our Father Adam and our Mother Hawwa. Unfortunately, marriage has become a very big issue today. If […]

On the Nature of Caste(s) in Kashmir and Stigmas Thereof

On the Nature of Caste(s) in Kashmir and Stigmas Thereof

Javid Akhter Examples of homogenous society are quite few; every society comprises of various groups differing from one another on various grounds. These groups, in almost every society , are first divided into religion and then further fragmented into castes. Contrary to the outsider’s notion that caste plays no role in Kashmir’s Muslim majority society, […]

Snowscapes: The Ornaments of Kashmir

Snowscapes: The Ornaments of Kashmir

Firdous Rashid Snowy Landscapes are the root causes of heavenly beauty of Kashmir valley , also known as the valley of Paradise. Someone has really said that if there is any heaven on earth, it is here, it is here. The beauty of this place can easily infuse Sufism in the minds of the spiritually […]

An Ode and a Tribute to the Unsung Hero(es) of Life

Man has a different and supreme level of association and the role of this association is greater than all the associations of all the species that have existed and exist on earth. It is this human association, comprising of different individuals which makes each constituent individual responsive and responsible at personal and collective stages of […]

Airline Fares: Exorbitant and Extortionate

Airline Fares: Exorbitant and Extortionate

By Nazim Humayoon Rs. 10767 for Srinagar-Jammu flight!! Yes. More than ten thousand rupees, if booked a day or two before. (And, Rs. 4800 for Delhi-Bangalore same day). It’s astounding that Delhi-Dubai on the same date is priced at Rs 10800 only. What kind of pricing is this? It must be ‘’loot the customer’’ one. […]

Natural Elements can Enhance Your Wellbeing. Here’s How

AK Mishra In this face paced life, we all largely rely on medicines, doctors, gyms and such other modern medical specialties to keep our body fit and healthy. But do we really achieve those desired results with these modern accoutrements and practices? Why our ancestors possessed robust physique and sound health whereas today’s young generation […]

Let’s Focus on Being Authentic

Let’s Focus on Being Authentic

Zeeshan Rasool Khan ‘I may be labeled as orthodox, extremist, parochial, and even archaic, but for the sake of Islamic principles, such critical language is acceptable to me. Although the point that I want to make makes no sense for other religions but in our religion Islam, it has credibility. And, that point of discussion […]