Culture

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 Sheikh Umar Ahmad

Rising epidemic of Drug Abuse in Kashmir

Rising epidemic of Drug Abuse in Kashmir

There is a dire need for moral counseling sessions to valley youth at various social & educational forums to get over with this tide of rising substance abuse in Kashmir People in Kashmir have been through decades of violence and depression resulting in an epidemic of traumatic disorders among its population. Post stress co-morbidities like […]

 Khan Ah Hilal

A short trip to ‘The Capital of Biryani’

A short trip to ‘The Capital of Biryani’

They say “better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times”. I have been traveling to India every year as a part of my travel plan to explore new things. This year, after being sent back from Qazigund due to inclement weather conditions when valley received season’s second snowfall, I kick-started my […]

 Javeed Ali

Wall of kindess: the humanitarian effort to unite humanity

Wall of kindess: the humanitarian effort to unite humanity

Kashmir is known for hospitality and generosity throughout the World. People here are always ready to render services whenever the situation demands. This winter as the freezing cold gripped valley, a group of volunteers associated with a global organization “Who is Hussain” has come up with an initiative which had originally started in Mashhad city […]

 Ayshia Zehgeer

Gender justice: a conversation long overdue

Gender justice: a conversation long overdue

In the past couple of months, more particularly, amidst voices getting shriller across the globe against instances of sexual assault, which triggered an enormous global response supporting women who came out against their violators, there have been growing apprehensions on the other side about the movement being “misused” to take out personal vendetta, across circles. […]

 Web Desk

Fading cultural pluralism

Fading cultural pluralism

Zeenat Manzoor Cultural pluralism is a beautiful attribute in a society that leads to the promotion of coordinated and harmonious relationship among the people. And it is this relationship that contributes to love, peace, and harmony. Cultural pluralism helps to preserve the unique traditions, identities, and languages of the many cultures within a society. It makes […]

 Dr Javed Jamil

#MeToo movement is another stunt with little positive

#MeToo movement is another stunt with little positive

#MeTooMovement has now hit India. Every day, new victims are emerging with new victimizers. India is fast becoming westernized in terms of the laws, culture and their impact. The stories will keep hitting the media. New cases will register with lawyers on both sides ensuring tremendous earning for them. Media of course will keep the […]

 Dr Javed Jamil

Supreme Court Judgement is Death-Knell for Family

Supreme Court Judgement is Death-Knell for Family

The debate on the decriminalisation of homosexuality had not yet died down that the verdict resulting in decriminalisation of adultery has hit the headlines. So with the two “historical” verdicts in September 2018 on Homosexuality and Adultery, the corporatisation of Indian Legal System has almost reached its zenith. Market driven sex and sexuality will now […]

 Web Desk

Casteism, an irrational identification

Casteism, an irrational identification

Owais Parveez Qazi Long back in antediluvian times when the nations optically discerned their diversification through castes which in that time were assigned on one’s vocation. The castes were predicated on the basis of vocation in which a person is involved customarily regardless of the faith practiced by the people. There was little opposition to […]

 Web Desk

In every home, there is Asifa!

In every home, there is Asifa!

Shah Hussain I was in deep slumber until someone nudged my back. Amidst tears and cries, my eyes woke up to the beautiful yet strange world. Laughing faces, happy hearts and one emotional creature on my bed; Mother! She was grinning like a cheshire cat. With a twinkle in my eyes and a gentle smile […]

 Web Desk

Alarming and normalization of rape culture in India

Alarming and normalization of rape culture in India

Mukhtyar Ahmed According to National Family health survey conducted and released by Union Health Ministry, every third women face violence of different kind in this India. This survey comes up with some surprising details that 27% of women have suffered from the physical violence since the age 15, writes Mukhtyar Ahmad “Imaginatively she is of […]

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