Sheikh Aatif

Of Shutdown(s) and the Educational Dilemma in Kashmir

Of Shutdown(s) and the Educational Dilemma in Kashmir

In light of the fact that education has always and will continue to suffer in a place like Kashmir, we should explore off-school alternatives for our children

Kashmir is famously known for its beauty and for the hospitality of its people. Not only this, it has always been cited as the place of ignited minds whether it be about the poets, writers, scholars or philosophers. Since Kashmir has remained at the peak of intellectualism but at the same time it has witnessed […]

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I was lost

I was lost

I was lost in the middle of a sea I don’t know where to go Like a ship I was sailing For myself I was wailing Though I was searching my destiny To find the smile and end my agony It was not cushy for me Because I was lost in the middle of a […]

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Government incentives: A freaky trade-off

Government incentives: A freaky trade-off

Recent abduction and killings of the three Special Police Officers (SPOs) in District Shopian of South Kashmir left the whole valley in shock and their families devastated. Now the situation of valley can be summed up under one idiom “To cry over spilled milk”. Post their Killings and life threats from the militant groups many […]

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Gender based division of labour: an Islamic perspective

Gender based division of labour: an Islamic perspective

Being a student of Sociology, I came across the theory of Emile Durkheim on Divison of Labour. In his theory, he says there are two types of societies viz. Primitive (Mechanical society) and the Advanced (Organic). He defined the former one as the society in which there was less divison of labour i.e. workforce was […]