Vocational Education in the light of NEP 2020

Vocational Education in the light of NEP 2020

Education is the key to achieving full human potential. Access to quality education is the solution for continued growth in economy, social justice and equality, scientific advancement, national integration, and cultural preservation. At the same time, the need for a skilled workforce is in greater demand. Vocational training is the instructional programme that prepares one […]

An emotional roller-coaster towards death

An emotional roller-coaster towards death

Book Review Title: ‘The Book Thief’Author: Markus Frank ZusakGenre: FictionPages: 584   ‘The Book Thief’ – one can easily be attracted by the title – is an amazing masterpiece by Markus Zusak. It is a mash-up of several emotions and experiences, including love, suffering, punishment, conflict, and violence. Usually, after reading a book, people watch […]

The UN ‘List of Shame’: Equating between the Israeli Perpetrator and the Palestinian Victim

The UN ‘List of Shame’: Equating between the Israeli Perpetrator and the Palestinian Victim

“We regret we failed to protect you.” This was part of a statement issued by United Nations human rights experts on July 14, urging the Israeli government to release Palestinian prisoner Ahmad Manasra. Only 14 years old at the time of his arrest and torture by Israeli forces, Manasra is now 20 years old. His […]

Can ICJ ruling pave the way for Rohingya repatriation to Myanmar from Bangladesh?

Can ICJ ruling pave the way for Rohingya repatriation to Myanmar from Bangladesh?

According to academics and rights campaigners, the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) ruling has opened up fresh opportunities for the international community to put pressure on the Myanmar military to provide justice for the Rohingyas. The International Court of Justice ruled on Friday (July 22, 2022) that the Gambia’s case for genocide against Myanmar would […]

Need for modern interpretation of Muslim Personal Law

Need for modern interpretation of Muslim Personal Law

Muslim Personal Law is a set of Islamic injections given in the Quran explaining the ways and means of sharing property inherited by Muslims and enshrined as a law of the land for governing the same. Since the principles are part of the Muslim holy book, it leaves little space for any kind of alteration […]

The hard life, and tender hopes, of a mother and son

The hard life, and tender hopes, of a mother and son

My mother is sitting in the kitchen waiting for me to come back from the examination center where I am writing exams for my job/employment for the better days I have promised my mother and for which she has raised and prepared me, despite all odds in her life ridden with poverty. I come back […]

Mantric Language: To name is to know the nature of a thing, to touch its essence

Mantric Language: To name is to know the nature of a thing, to touch its essence

Mantra is the original form of all language, the original language from which all others derive. Mantric language, to define it succinctly, is language in which sound and meaning correspond. It is like poetry wherein the sound of words reflects their meaning and aids in its manifestation. More than this, it is a science of […]

Fate of a Writer

Fate of a Writer

When I first took pen in my hand for writing a book, everyone in the house frowned. The reason was obvious. I was treading on a much beaten path which had been trod on by many a stalwart. The market was flooded with books but without readership. Moreover, it was not thought to be my […]

Rural Tourism: A step towards sustainable development

Rural Tourism: A step towards sustainable development

Tourism is the fastest growing industry across the globe. My teacher, Dr Riyaz Ahmad Qureshi, Professor at Department of Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Studies, University of Kashmir, rightly says in class, “Tourism is like a sky and all the activities under this sky are directly or indirectly related to it”. The remarkable growth rate in […]

Hello, dear ‘firstborn’

Hello, dear ‘firstborn’

Your ordinal position in the birth order has everything to do not only with your place in the family but with how you’ve been living your entire life. When you’re a baby, you captured your parents’ initial attention, as much as 3,000 more quality hours spent with mom and dad between the ages 4-13 than […]