Season of Political Shenanigans in Kashmir

Season of Political Shenanigans in Kashmir

On the face of it not much may seem to be happening on the political scene in Kashmir, but even the volatile turn that events in Delhi have taken in the wake of the farmers’ protest cannot hide the frantic political activity going on in both Jammu and Kashmir regions for securing chairmanships of different […]

Finding hope in a bookstore

Finding hope in a bookstore

A society is what it reads. Reading and understanding is a must for any society to sustain its very existence. Reading becomes especially important when there is an onslaught of lies from the corporate-backed media. The problem can only be tackled through independent reading. For Kashmir to get through the oscillations of its restive politics, […]

Parents as teachers in times of pandemic

Parents as teachers in times of pandemic

A vast majority of schools simply passed the buck. As a result, the burden of teaching shifted on to parents Ever since the Covid pandemic hit the world, no one has been spared from its direct or indirect effects. Schooling and pedagogy is one such area that saw a dynamic change as a result of […]

Fearing the Palestinian Narrative: Why Israel Banned ‘Jenin Jenin’

Fearing the Palestinian Narrative: Why Israel Banned ‘Jenin Jenin’

Israel’s true power – but also Achilles heel – is its ability to design, construct and shield its own version of history. Even meager and unassuming counter-narratives are threatening, for they poke holes in an already baseless intellectual construct On January 11, the Israeli Lod District Court ruled against a Palestinian film-maker, Mahmoud Bakri, ordering […]

KIWI OR CHINESE GOOSEBERRY

KIWI OR CHINESE GOOSEBERRY

Add this Chinese origin fruit to your diet for boosting immunity Kiwi fruit or Chinese gooseberry is also knownas mihoutauand has originated from china. A school teacher introduced the fruit to New-Zealand in 1904, the New Zealanders called it kiwi after their national bird. Presently, it is cultivated worldwide including the United states, Italy, France, […]

The Embargo on 4G Internet in J&K

The Embargo on 4G Internet in J&K

Recently, when I deboarded at Delhi airport, I received a message on my phone asking me to use 4G services. This message felt like the prick of a thorn, needling a deep wound. When an organ of the body is cut, the brain keeps trying to communicate with it and we experience the pain again […]

The greatest secret: Destiny

The greatest secret: Destiny

The relativity of time is such that a period appearing to us to be billions of years in duration may last only a second in another perspective. This is the very essence of the concept of destiny. Destiny is God’s perfect knowledge of all events past and future. A majority of people question how God […]

Importance of Quality Control in Clinical Laboratory

Importance of Quality Control in Clinical Laboratory

The reliability of the test reports of a patient depends on Quality Control in the diagnostic laboratory. What exactly is this Quality Control? Don’t go by the infrastructure and location of a laboratory, for Quality Control is beyond that. In our valley, people mostly think that the more you have to pay for the tests, […]

Stem the surging tide of commercialisation

Stem the surging tide of commercialisation

Advertisements and banners are now seen at every nook and corner. All is well when it comes to commercial establishments like hotels and restaurants, malls, showrooms, etc, but when educational institutes and hospitals are so advertised, it simply shows the rate race of commercialisation where every institute is trying to establish more and more branches […]

‘Force and Fraud’: Is this the end of the US Democracy Doctrine?

‘Force and Fraud’: Is this the end of the US Democracy Doctrine?

In an interview with the British newspaper, The Times, in 2015, former US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld vehemently denied that exporting democracy to Iraq was the main motive behind the US invasion of that Arab country 12 years earlier. Rumsfeld further alleged that “the idea that we could fashion a democracy in Iraq seemed to […]