On the Gradual and Alarming Degradation of the Karst Springs of Anantnag

On the Gradual and Alarming Degradation of the Karst Springs of Anantnag

Dr. Nadeem Ahmad Bhat Nature has bestowed Kashmir Valley with ample fresh water resources in the form of snow and glaciers, lakes, springs, rivers, streams and groundwater. Towards South Kashmir, the Land of Springs , that is , Anantnag is bestowed with numerous fresh water springs. Most of the springs emanate from limestone and are […]

Why Is Israel Afraid of Khalida Jarrar

Why Is Israel Afraid of Khalida Jarrar

When Israeli troops stormed the house of Palestinian parliamentarian and lawyer, Khalida Jarrar, on April 2, 2015, she was engrossed in her research. For months, Jarrar had been leading a Palestinian effort to take Israel to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Her research on that very evening was directly related to the kind of behavior […]

On Migratory Birds Visiting Kashmir and the Need for Vibrant Ecosystems

On Migratory Birds Visiting Kashmir and the Need for Vibrant Ecosystems

Dr. Khurshid Ahmad Tariq Birds are a cheerful creation full of wonder and beauty. Their colourful bright plumage enriches the natural scenic beauty of our planet and they are a valued component of wildlife. Bird calls, sounds and songs with a language as complex as any spoken words are equally mesmerizing. The melodious songs of […]

Remembering the Poet of the East, the Great Allama Iqbal

Remembering the Poet of the East, the Great Allama Iqbal

MUBASHIR IQBAL KITABA Once, a school student, who turned up late for class was asked by his teacher, “why are you so late?” “Iqbal always comes late” replied the student. The teacher was surprised by the intelligent and confident answer. This student was none other than the poet of the East , Dr. Sir Muhammad […]

Junaid Mattoo: Then and Now

Junaid Mattoo: Then and Now

Fida Hussain Sodagar Junaid Mattoo is the new Mayor of Srinagar. That is not a surprise. It was along expected lines. The wave measured the prediction. Politics is brutal. It can take a person to the highest level of sycophancy. We understand that. The point of interest is the transformation of Junaid, an incredible and […]

On the Degree College Mess

SHAH KHALID Recently, the Principal Secretary Finance, Navin Kumar Choudhary, gave a nod for the operationalization of 28 new Degree Colleges (in phase-1). Pertinently, the State Administrative Council (SAC) met on 5th September 2018 headed by Governor SP Malik had approved 40 new Degree Colleges in the state, including operationalizing 26 already sanctioned Degree Colleges. […]

Assessing Professor Kidwai’s Evaluation of 21st Century English Translations of the Quran

Abid Qayoom Mir Professor Abdur Raheem Kidwai (Aligarh Muslim University, India) has published copiously on the English translations of the Qur’an. His major works on this aspect are: “Bibliography of the Translations of the Meaning of the Glorious Quran into English” (2007), “Translating the Untranslatable: A Critical Guide to 60 English Translations of the Quran […]

How a Few Inches of Freak Snowfall Threw Life Out of Gear in Kashmir

How a Few Inches of Freak Snowfall Threw Life Out of Gear in Kashmir

Bilal Ahmad Wani A couple of days ago, when tourists were enjoying beautiful movements of their life across the hill stations of the valley, at the same time, people all over the valley were feeling fearful as they were not ready for adverse weather conditions. People didn’t sleep comfortably throughout the night as they were […]

On Our Very Own Kanger, the Emblem of Age Old Kashmiri Crafte

On Our Very Own Kanger, the Emblem of Age Old Kashmiri Crafte

Gowher Bhat’ The fire pot known as the “Kanger”, in Kashmiri, is an earthen pot to store embers, placed in a wicker type basket with two handles propping the back side up with sturdy wicker sticks. The Kanger endures a lengthy process to manufacture. First, the sticks need to be harvested, and then boiled to […]