OPINION

Just Another Slap?

Just Another Slap?

In a region where conflict already takes a toll on our general well-being, and the pandemic has added to the woes of students, the teachers ought to act more sensitively and responsibly instead of contributing to the trauma-cycle.

Russia-US Rapprochement?

Russia-US Rapprochement?

The telephonic conversation between Biden and Putin has raised hopes of a breakthrough in strained relations between the two superpowers.

Children of Lesser God

Children of Lesser God

Corona may appear in the world in waves for the next five years or more, but it isn’t for our politicians and our religionists. It is merely for us, children of a lesser god.

J&K’s Socio-Economic Irony

J&K’s Socio-Economic Irony

One can’t help but only wonder if J&K has managed to not just survive but surprisingly outperform in many socio-economic factors despite living through a consistent vortex of political unrest, the level of economic emancipation in normal scenarios would have been at a different level altogether.

Deadly Tourism?

Deadly Tourism?

Even following SOPs are only individual efforts which will ultimately prove wanting in the absence of systematic measures by the administration. The government needs to evaluate if it can risk the lives of Kashmiris as well as the tourists in the absence of ensuring access to health care for all.

Public Hearings on FRA Implementation

Public Hearings on FRA Implementation

More public hearings on Forest Rights Act (FRA) should be held in villages located near forests in the months to come so that? Gujjars, Bakerwals and other traditional forest dwellers are sensitized about their rights under FRA. The Department of Tribal Affairs has to play an active role now in view of being the nodal agency on implementation of FRA.

Kashmir, Covid and the Power of Forgetting

Kashmir, Covid and the Power of Forgetting

In order to write about the latest deaths of neighbors, suffering of loved ones, or governmental errors, the Kashmiri reporter must push out of his head the thousands of previous times something similar occurred or risk going insane

 

A Model Mosque

A Model Mosque

The Muslim community should try to evolve the construction of the mosques, at a lesser cost besides fulfilling both functional and practical needs, and making it a centre of learning and practice.

A Little Too Much: On Extravagance in Kashmiri Weddings?

A Little Too Much: On Extravagance in Kashmiri Weddings?

Many people justify this because they are affluent. They justify it by saying that one should spend as per their means and show their affluence as a form of gratitude to the Lord. Hence, this is not to be considered extravagance; this is merely spending as per means.

The Fate of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Rural Areas

The Fate of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Rural Areas

Celebrating cleanliness weeks or for that matter months, the purpose of which is sensitizing people towards the essence of cleanliness and hygiene will have no real impact on people due to lack of established garbage sites in rural areas, the garbage collected during such events is then thrown in open or put into water bodies

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