On Open Book Examinations

On Open Book Examinations

SHAH KHALID In the previous academic session, the Government Medical College GMC), Srinagar started a new pattern of Medical Examination by introducing in the Pre-final MBBS tests. This was the first such Medical Examination being conducted here in Kashmir, and it promotes “higher order skills” in students and attempts to discourage rote learning. The reference […]

Role of Marketing Channels

According to the American Marketing Association, ‘‘a channel of distribution or marketing channel is a structure of the intra-company organization, units and intra-company agents and dealers, wholesalers and retailers through which a commodity product or service is marketed.’’ Marketing channels are primarily concerned with the physical delivery of goods and services. Channels augment advertisement and […]

The Politics of Deception

The Politics of Deception

Fida Hussain Sodagar “In Politics nothing happens by accident, if it happens, you can bet it was planned that way” are the words of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States. The words assume great significance with reference to Kashmir’s Politics. Politicians here plan to deceive people as per their interests but call […]

Decade after the 2008 Financial Crisis: A Review

Nazim Humayoon Ten years ago the world witnessed a huge financial crisis and it shocked and enfeebled the world economy. The financial crisis that occurred in the year 2008, also known as the global financial crisis , is considered by many economists as the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930’s. It […]

Allama Muhammad Iqbal: Life in Brief

Allama Muhammad Iqbal: Life in Brief

MUBASHIR IQBAL KITABA The poet of the East , Dr Sir Muhammad Iqbal (RA), was born on Friday, November 9, 1877 in Sialkot and died on April 21, 1938 IN Lahore. Iqbal’s ancestors hailed from Kashmir. The grandfather of Iqbal (RA), Shaikh Muhammad Rafiq, had migrated from his ancestral village of Looehar in Kashmir and […]

Significance of Self Help Groups in an Economy

Significance of Self Help Groups in an Economy

Self-help groups (SHG’s) are small and economically uniform compassionate groups of rural poor. They are formed with collective comforts and safety nets in order to achieve collective goals- particularly social and economic. These groups aim at conjoint help and assistance, saving a small amount of money regularly so as to meet their emergency needs and […]

Revisiting History: A Conversation with Hayat Amir Hussaini

By Mudasir Al-Majdey Al-Quran, the book of guidance, broadly defines character in two broad categories, virtue (khair, Hasanat) and vice (shar-Sayiaat). The seal of the Prophets, Muhammad (SAW), is the embodiment of virtues and is qualified by the Lord as the mercy for all existence and the worlds (Rahmat al Lil Aalamin). Satan ‘Iblis’ is […]

I am the Land of Grief and wounded Metaphors. I am Kashmir!

I am the Land of Grief and wounded Metaphors. I am Kashmir!

SHAH KHALID & SANA SHAH Oh welcome to the paradise of torment! After long, finally, you came here. I fear the dark serpents that keep lingering in the shadows, hear my plaints of grief and loss! As you sit beside me, do you observe these taciturn, sapphire mountains entwined by the silver becks? Do you […]

Rise of an Alternative Discourse: Islamic Feminism

BY ZOHRA BATUL Feminism is a contested term and there are wide varieties of feminists with diverse ideologies such as radical feminists, liberal feminists, and Marxist feminists and so on. Often times, their provenance is from the West. Broadly, these strands of feminism advocate equal right on the basis of the equality of sexes. According […]