Happy Mother’s Day, Amu

Happy Mother’s Day, Amu

Dear Amu, First of all, I can’t possibly do you justice in a letter, but letter writing for me is a cathartic process. I can imagine your scent, soapy and fruity, your smile, your hands, the curls in your hair, the way you sit and fold your legs and how you bring your tea up […]

Impact of Human Activities on the Natural Environment

Impact of Human Activities on the Natural Environment

Humans are the only living beings on planet earth who are responsible for the destruction of its environment. Humans pollute air, water, soil, light, sound, and even the sky. This is due to human activities like travel, power generation, industrial waste dumped into rivers, polyethylene waste, deforestation, nuclear testing, automobiles, industrialisation, artificial methods used in […]

My Idea of a Good Teacher

My Idea of a Good Teacher

The opening statement of ‘Education and National Development Report’ says, “The destiny of India is being shaped in her classrooms”. This one sentence clearly emphasises the role and responsibility of teachers in nation building. It puts great onus on the shoulders of teachers in terms of shaping and grooming the personalities of individual students which, […]

The ‘Long Covid’

The ‘Long Covid’

On 11th March 2020 the WHO declared COVID-19 outbreak as a global pandemic and 1 year on we are still haunted by the mysteries of this virus. Much has changed in the world of medicine in the last 1 year including how we look at COVID-19 as more evidence accumulates supporting COVID-19 as a complex […]

The numerous medicinal values of Mulberry

The numerous medicinal values of Mulberry

Among various broad-leaved tree species in Kashmir valley, there are several which have vital medicinal values. These tree species flourish under high temperatures i.e., more than 40°C in various parts of the country, but on the other hand these species are able to tolerate below-freezing point temperatures of the Kashmir valley. Some tree species with […]

Fighting the Invisible Enemy: MoD’s Response to Covid-19 Surge

Fighting the Invisible Enemy: MoD’s Response to Covid-19 Surge

The surge of Covid-19 cases during the last 2-3 weeks has resulted in a once-in-a-century crisis. Sensing the emergency of the situation, the whole government machinery immediately swung into action by mobilising all possible resources. Along with the efforts put together by the scientific community, health professionals, civil administration, the Armed Forces too have pitched […]

Beware of the snare, lest you suffer as I do

Beware of the snare, lest you suffer as I do

Every time I thought of writing about how porn has wreaked havoc on every aspect of my life, a myriad of voices would come from my mind, screaming what the “civilised” people would think of me, which then put a pause on my writing. This time I made my mind strong enough to defy all […]

Information Technology Laws & Policy in Jammu & Kashmir

Information Technology Laws & Policy in Jammu & Kashmir

The Information Technology Act (IT Act), is made applicable to whole country including UT of J&K after The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019. One of the reasons for its implementation appears to be the scope of cybernetics, which is transnational in nature but territorial in operation. The primary advantages of this are that it […]

The World Before and After the Pandemic

The World Before and After the Pandemic

“I was free to roam around without fear and without a mask. I was able to breathe and that too for free” Up to March 2020, the world was in high spirits. Everyone left in the morning, be that for a job, business, or a school. That boring schedule was really nice and I know […]

The Waqt-e-Sahar call of Ramazan Kaak and its Cultural Significance

The Waqt-e-Sahar call of Ramazan Kaak and its Cultural Significance

Wala hoo baaghwaanoo Ramazan haa aaw Waqt ‘e’ Sahar baang dene Ramazan kaak haa aaw Bulbul wanan pooshan nov bahaar haa aaw Gam te tafreek neni Ramazan haa aaw Saneyan garan bahaaruk rang deni haa aaw Keashereyan khosh khabar heath Ramazan haa aaw Dil’lan manz womeeduk tcoong zaalni haa aaw Panpoompras keyot gaash heath Ramazan […]