More trust, less conflict, in the doctor-patient relationship

More trust, less conflict, in the doctor-patient relationship

The role of a doctor in treating patients has two important aspects: the medical and the humane. Suffering in the form of any illness or disease brings with itself a state of low self-esteem and hopelessness in the patient. While treating the patient, the doctor must address both the medical and humane aspects. While the […]

Privacy and Surveillance

Privacy and Surveillance

SHABIR AHMAD WhatsApp has announced that it will delay its new privacy policy till May 15 after the backlash it received worldwide. The policy update on WhatsApp prompted millions of users to switch to alternatives such as Telegram and Signal — about 25 million new users signed up for Telegram in just three days, and […]

Visibly Invisible: The Third Gender

Visibly Invisible: The Third Gender

We need to understand and accept that humans are diverse.  Hijras require understanding and support of the government, healthcare professionals, general public, as well as their family members The term transgender is generally used to describe those who transgress social gender norms. Third gender or third sex is a concept in which individuals are categorised […]

Child Marriages: A curse for humanity

Child Marriages: A curse for humanity

In most countries, marriage before 18 years is strictly prohibited as it violates the natural rights of children. It is a malpractice that denies children the opportunity to attain good health, education and other opportunities in their life. It exposes girls to violence throughout their lives and traps them in a cycle of poverty. Child […]

Maulana Maududi’s vision of the Islamic university

Maulana Maududi’s vision of the Islamic university

Syed Abu A’la Maududi was born in Aurangabad in the Deccan on Rajab 3, 1321/ September 25, 1903, in a respectable family known for its religious piety. His descent is traced to a renowned personage of Chisti Sufi order, Khwaja Qutb al Mawdud Chishti. Maududi’s lineage on the paternal side is traced to the Prophet […]

Greatness of Mother

Greatness of Mother

Though there are many relations in the world, and every relation has its own importance, the relation with one’s mother is unlike any other. In it is found the greatest sympathy, sweetness, and oneness. Both mother and father are blessings from Almighty Allah, but the mother has a higher status and rights. Allah says in […]

Stress is a teacher of many arts and disciplines

Stress is a teacher of many arts and disciplines

Our biological system is equipped with some stress alarms that are essential for survival and allow us to function effectively in many situations While science and technology have brought improvement in the quality of human life in many ways, they have also caused many new crises. Crowding, noise pollution, competition, social insecurity, unemployment, violence, loneliness […]

Students and problems, like peas in a pod

Students and problems, like peas in a pod

From lack of transport to lack of electricity and internet, the difficulties that students face in Kashmir are legion In Kashmir there is always one issue or the other to face, be it unscheduled power cuts, unavailability of transport, or a hartal, which affects people’s day-to-day life. Every section of our society is affected, whether […]

The Various Covid-19 Vaccines

The Various Covid-19 Vaccines

Most vaccines have been in use for decades, with millions of people receiving them safely every year. As with all medicine, every vaccine must go through extensive and rigorous testing to ensure it is safe before it can be introduced in a country’s vaccine programme. The goals of vaccine development are safety and efficacy. Safety […]

The ‘Individual’ in the Crosshairs of Kashmir

The ‘Individual’ in the Crosshairs of Kashmir

The only significant interaction with Prof Ashok Kaul I remember was during his lecture at the Department of Economics at BHU. He said nothing against Kashmiri Muslims in a lecture that lasted over 2 hours. I was watching him awestruck; how could this be for a person whose whole community was driven out from their […]