Introspective Musings on the Eve of Eid

Introspective Musings on the Eve of Eid

Syed Kaisar Shah “We have bought only 1 kg of chicken, if it was not about the family, I would not bring that as well,” said the person, sitting next to the driver with palpable pride. The person from the back seat replied, “Yes, this is not the Eid, It is a lament, the lament […]

Life Post Ramadan must be defined by the Spirit of Islam

Life Post Ramadan must be defined by the Spirit of Islam

Hilal Ahmad Khan As the month of mercy, self restraint, the month of suspension of chasing worldly goals the month of Taqwa (God consciousness), the month of Rehma and Hidayah is being bid farewell , it begs the question as to what we need to do after Ramadan? One of the accepted reason of Ramadan […]

On the Traffic Mess in the Heart of the City: Can it ever be Managed?

On the Traffic Mess in the Heart of the City: Can it ever be Managed?

ABRAR REYAZ The traffic blockades in the heart of our City centre, Lal Chowk and elsewhere not only create mess, disorder, chaos, ruckus, problems and incommode to commuters and pedestrians but afre unbearable to people stranded in vehicles and drivers of vehicles alike. In these hot summer days, with scorching, and singed heat above our […]

Palestine’s Thirst for Knowledge

Palestine’s Thirst for Knowledge

By Fida Hussain Sodagar Knowledge is power. It is more powerful when it confronts oppression. History is testimony to the fact that knowledge and education have brought greatest revolutions. The onset of illegal Israeli occupation unleashed a wave of bloodshed in Palestine. The Israeli state tried to break the existence of Palestine through brutal genocides […]

Please Remove Abdullah Danish Sherwani as Haj Khudam: An Open Letter to the Executive Officer State Haj Committee

Please Remove Abdullah Danish Sherwani as Haj Khudam: An Open Letter to the Executive Officer State Haj Committee

By Dr. Reyaz Ahmad Ganaie Respected Sir: Asalamu Alikum You may be well aware about yesterday’s viral open letter on social media written by Mehnaza Siddiqui, a Pakistani national married to Abdullah Danish Shervani who has allegedly mentally and physically harassed her since the last 12 years. Abdullah Danish Shervani has secured a position as […]

On Student Activism

On Student Activism

Zaman Irshad Parray Students are in a very unique position to reflect on the future challenges of their society. They are young and relatively unencumbered and occupy a dynamic status infused with an energetic new generation each year and are more prone to become involved in social, political movements than any of their contemporaries. Tracing […]

On the JKSSB’s Cut off Mania Among Aspirants

On the JKSSB’s Cut off Mania Among Aspirants

By Javeid Hasan Malik Gossip about the expected JKSSB cut off points for teacher examination is getting louder with each passing day; from the hairdresser’s shop to public buses the talk is going on and on thereby giving sleepless nights to unemployed aspirants who are desperate to figure in final list. Every Ram, Sham and […]

SSA Teachers: Victims of Apathy

SSA Teachers: Victims of Apathy

Manzoor Ahmad Parey Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is being implemented as a flagship programme by the Government of India with the primary objective of universalising primary education, among other things. The programme was initiated in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in 2002-2003.A lot of research has been done on this scheme by different reputed […]

We Have a Responsibility to Protect the Environment!

We Have a Responsibility to Protect the Environment!

Dr. Shahid Amin Trali I have a dream to go back to the ages when our paradise Kashmir was neat and clean. I cherish the time when we had ponds, springs, lakes, streams, fresh and soothing. I still feel the beauty of the mountains and our rich forests, flora and fauna that is hard to […]