A Neglected Cultural and Natural Asset: The Dying Pangs of the Chinar

A Neglected Cultural and Natural Asset: The Dying Pangs of the Chinar

AYAZ NABI MALIK & MOHD ASIF SHAH Nowadays everywhere around, several debates and discussions are held regarding the importance of popular culture and consequences of environmental pollution. In these discussions and debates, the participants deliver sonorous and sumptuous speeches regarding the sustenance and maintenance of their culture and environment, which ultimately prove to be a […]

Kashmiri Saffron is Dying!

Kashmiri Saffron is Dying!

JAVID AHMAD WANI Kashmir has a monopoly in saffron production in India. It is one of the most important export product and most important foreign exchange earner among the spices grown entirely in Jammu and Kashmir. Here, the crop is mainly grown in Pampore and its adjacent areas, Khrew, Ladhoo , Chandhara, Samboora and Wuyan. […]

Hypertension: A Silent Killer

Hypertension: A Silent Killer

BY WAZIRA FIRDOUS ANSARI Hypertension is also known as high blood pressure. It develops when there are difficulties in getting the blood through your body. It may occur due to the narrowing of your arteries or some kind of blockage. If the problem stays, the heart has to work twice as hard to pump your […]

Prophet Muhammad (SAW): Mercy to the worlds

Prophet Muhammad (SAW): Mercy to the worlds

Q A MOINI The Holy Quran has used a number of sublime terms to describe the Blessed Prophet (PBUH). On this day associated with his birth, it would be useful to ponder over some of these metaphysical terms used by the Almighty in His Book about His Prophet to gain a better understanding of the […]

Do Not Over Think!

Do Not Over Think!

SYED MAAFID A human being is gifted with the power of thinking that keeps him or her involved in different activities. Thinking is a process of considering or reasoning. The pithy quote ‘Health is not just about what you are eating, it is all about what you are thinking and saying’ captures the essence of […]

Our Roads need care and innovation

Our Roads need care and innovation

NADEEM QAYOOM Roads are indeed lifelines of economy of a nation. We reach our destination via roads. Goods and other essentials are transported via them. Roads have been in the history since wheels were discovered. With advancement, these have been improved a lot and the journeys made comfortable much. Despite other alternatives being available, roads […]

Climate change and skin cancer

Climate change and skin cancer

SHEIKH UMAR AHMAD Globally, Climate change has accelerated rapidly in the past half century and while international focus has concentrated on the environmental and economic consequences, the effects on human diseases such as skin cancer have been relatively under-represented. The connection between ultraviolet (UV) exposure and the development of malignant skin diseases has long been […]

On Lavender Agro-technology and its Scope in Kashmir

On Lavender Agro-technology and its Scope in Kashmir

SHEIKH UMAR AHMAD Lavender is one of the most prestigious cash crops the of world, grown for it’s essential oil with utility in medicine, cosmetics, perfumery and in aroma-therapy. True Lavender oil distilled from the flowering spikes is the best oil of high aroma value and has a commanding position in varied biotechnological applications. It […]

Teach Values to Children!

Teach Values to Children!

MALIK AAMIR The Islamic Sharee‘ah (Islamic legislation) came to direct people to the most upright way, and guide them to the straight path, which conveys them to the happiness of both this World and the Hereafter. The good manners mentioned and referred to by the Quran are beyond calculation. Allah , the Almighty described His […]

Learning with Varying Weather Patterns to Help Future Farming

Learning with Varying Weather Patterns to Help Future Farming

TASNEEM MUBARAK Unreliable behavior of weather has once again shattered the whole farming community and all those associated with trade of farming especially fruit crops in the valley. Farmers had hardly came out of the trauma they faced in the process of harvesting, grading, packing and selling of their produce under prevailing situation in the […]