Conservation Issues of the State Bird of J&K: The Black Necked Crane

Conservation Issues of the State Bird of J&K: The Black Necked Crane

DR. KHURSHID AHMAD TARIQ Cranes are delightful, long beaked birds of great eco-tourism importance. As per the data base of the International Crane Foundation (ICF), fifteen (15) species of Cranes have been recognized and described in various parts of the world. The ICF housed at Baraboo, Wisconsin, USA supports research, awareness, conservation and management programmes […]

Difficult Textbooks Cannot be a Surrogate for Quality Education

Difficult Textbooks Cannot be a Surrogate for Quality Education

MUKHTAR AHMAD FAROOQI Text books are considered as an indispensable part of any formal or informal process of education but they are not the sole source of knowledge, especially keeping in view the other type of learning materials available these days. According to Webster International “A textbook is book used in the study of subject […]

Notes on the Fundamentally Tolerant and Compassionate Nature of Kashmir

Notes on the Fundamentally Tolerant and Compassionate Nature of Kashmir

Zeeshan Rasool Khan Jammu and Kashmir is a land of diversity where people from diverse demographic and religious communities coexist in harmony. This communal harmony has supplemented the fame of this state all throughout the world. The syncretism and goodwill displayed by the people of Kashmir have always been admired by one and all globally. […]

The Horticulture Sector is the Backbone of J & K’s Economy. Here’s How and Why

The Horticulture Sector is the Backbone of J & K’s Economy. Here’s How and Why

As far as Jammu and Kashmir’s economy is concerned agriculture, particularly horticulture are the key sectors for employment and income generation, for the simple reason that large scale industrial development is not environmentally feasible. Furthermore, infrastructural and economic development linkages are very important not only for economic growth, establishment of comprehensive and all inclusive international […]

Reminisces on My Sublime Journey into the Fold of Islam

Reminisces on My Sublime Journey into the Fold of Islam

By Kaleem Sharma Qadri I grew up in a well to do Hindu Brahmin family. My house was full of idols and pictures were pasted all over its walls. Whichever room you went in, you could see these pictures of Hindu deities like famous names associated with Hinduism such as Shiva, Vishnu, and Goddess of […]

8th July: The Day that is Etched in the Memory of Kashmiris

8th July: The Day that is Etched in the Memory of Kashmiris

Rameez Bhat Before discussing the role of Burhan Wani in Jammu and Kashmir’s history, it would be prudent to furnish a brief outline over the nature of Jammu & Kashmir. The region is well-nigh a mountainous region and the geo-political position of the state is at variance with the other regions of the subcontinent. It […]

Do “Mainstream” Politicians have the Moral Right to speak for Kashmiris?

Do “Mainstream” Politicians have the Moral Right to speak for Kashmiris?

By Waseem Rasool Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah (SMA) was undisputed leader of Kashmir. His leadership was something that Kashmiris not only acknowledged, embraced and acclaimed but believed in , as a pillar of their faith. After SMA supported and helped the accession of the J&K to the union of India and after the Indira-Abdulla accord, doubts […]

Reflections on Human Nature and the Concept(ion) of Education

Reflections on Human Nature and the Concept(ion) of Education

By Raheel Bashir Education, since the beginning of the modern scientific revolution, has been deemed as the highest want in life. The purpose of education is to inculcate the need for inquiry and creativity; searching the riches of the past and internalizing the parts that are useful, developing the impulse to present challenges to the […]

Tell Well: A Fine Book on the Nature and Art of Communication

Tell Well: A Fine Book on the Nature and Art of Communication

By Raashid ul Nabi Khan The book “Tell Well” is a workbook to help develop outstanding communication skills. It is the third book by the author who has presented his work beautifully and whose style of writing is wonderful; it keeps the readers glued to its pages. In this oeuvre, the author states that, “it […]