`Take care of the heart

`Take care of the heart

Heart diseases are the most common cause of death in most countries of the world. Globally, more than 20 crore people annually are diagnosed with coronary artery disease (CAD) and 2 crore of them lose their lives due to it, which accounts to 10% mortality rate. India alone accounts for 6 crore people having some […]

Technology trumping humanity

Technology trumping humanity

Thanks to the gifts of science, life has become comfortable. Everyone among us seems to now have expertise in operating and making use of modern technology. But is all this really an achievement and good enough to make our societies modern and civilised? I believe not. If on the one hand we claim to have […]

One-State is not Ideal, but it is Just and Possible

One-State is not Ideal, but it is Just and Possible

Once again, Europe’s top diplomats expressed their ‘deep concern’ regarding Israel’s ongoing illegal settlement expansion, again evoking the maxim that Israeli actions “threaten the viability of the two-state solution”. This position was communicated by EU Foreign Affairs Chief, Josep Borrell, on November 19, during a video-conference with Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister, Riyad al-Maliki. All Israeli […]

The One and Only True Belief

The One and Only True Belief

Tawheed is the belief in the oneness of Allah. This belief is the cornerstone of Islam. Affirming to Shahadah, “La illaha illallah Mohammadur Rasoolullah” (There is no god but Allah and Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) is His messenger) is the dividing line between true Muslims (mumin) and disbelievers (kafir). But this is not as simple as […]

Shaykh Hamidulla, Jewel of Kashmir

Shaykh Hamidulla, Jewel of Kashmir

Shaykh Hamidullah Lone is one of the most respected elders in the valley of Kashmir. He is a native of district Kulgam and is the Rector of the famous Darul Uloom Sawa us Sabeel located in Khandipora Kulgam. Shaykh Hamidullah holds the honorific title of “Shaikh ul Mashaaikh”. But he is usually called “Hazrat” by […]

Valley or trash bowl?

Valley or trash bowl?

Kashmir is fast turning into a garbage dump from all sides. And gosh, all of us are watching like mute spectators these heaps of garbage everywhere. The municipality workers dump tons of garbage either on the banks of streams or at places close to residential areas. The officers concerned are least bothered about the foul […]

What Comes After The Pandemic?

What Comes After The Pandemic?

No doubt this is a terrible pandemic, but it seems that modern humans have yet to gain the level of wisdom necessary to see through to the catastrophic consequences of their way of life, organisations, and relationships. With 90% efficacy proven of vaccines developed by Pfizer and others, the world is finally in the last […]

Khazir Maghribi – My Father As I Know Him

Khazir Maghribi – My Father As I Know Him

My father is well known for his pioneering work in poetry, literature, education and fight against social evils and nepotism. November 30, 1999, was the day when he left this world after a brief illness at home. Up to his death he was as agile as ever and making people smile. Many people do not […]

Reflections on the two most successful theories of 20th century

Reflections on the two most successful theories of 20th century

Quantum mechanics has not only revolutionised the world of science but also our understanding of the very structure of matter at the fundamental level. It is undoubtedly one of the two most successful theories ever formulated in human history, the other being the Theory of General Relativity. None of the experiments carried out in the […]

A Degraded Kashmiriyat

A Degraded Kashmiriyat

It seems the worst possible curse is to be a girl in this world. To be a girl or woman is to always suffer the choices of men, whether personal, political, social, economic, or cultural. It was hard to believe, a kind of bolt from the blue, when I read news of what happened at […]

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