Bell’s Palsy: Causes and Cure(s)

Majid Kirmani Bell’s palsy is a medical condition that causes a temporary weakness or paralysis of the muscles of the face. It is named Bell’s palsy after Charles Bell (a famous anatomist) who first discovered it. It can occur when the nerve (seventh cranial nerve) that controls the muscles of the face is injured, infected, […]

Odious Instincts and Crimes: Who is Responsible?

Odious Instincts and Crimes: Who is Responsible?

Muttaqi Naik While I am writing these lines, I cannot control my tears; the reason is known to most: what happened a day before in Bandipora, is damaging and alarming every aspect of our life. What I am going to tell you is what a civilized person can’t say, but am having no other option […]

On Loss, Grief and Bereavement: It’s Okay Not to be Okay

On Loss, Grief and Bereavement: It’s Okay Not to be Okay

Meer Abass “When I visit the grave where you lie in eternal peace I know that death and heaven brought you release; I try to envision your joy on that shore across the sea, And, until I join you, that’ll have to be enough for me”. Three years ago, I wrote about my best friend […]

Bridging the Yield Gaps: Role of Science and Extension functionaries

Tasneem Mubarak Rice is the staple food for majority of the world population and India is the leading rice producing country in terms of area and is the second largest producer next to China. In Jammu and Kashmir it is the staple food for the people of temperate Kashmir Valley and its cultivation extends from […]

Is Democracy on the Decline?

Is Democracy on the Decline?

The contemporary world can safely be called a democratic world; democracy is the form of governance in majority of the countries. In a democracy people are supreme and the interests of the people are supreme and it is this fundamental thing which separates a democracy from a dictatorship, a totalitarian regime, an autocracy or any […]