Sheikh Javaid Ayub

When The Eggs Hatch: On Consciousness and Existence

When The Eggs Hatch: On Consciousness and Existence

In this write-up, Sheikh Javaid Ayub deduces the philosophy of life by drawing the analogy of egg and hatching with human life and education.

When the eggs hatch, life is born. The birth of life has never been an easy task, but a difficult journey indeed. Life, in order to exist, has to break the chains that keep it submissive, subdued, confined, fossilised and hence dead. These shells have always been the guardians of the status quo. Birth cannot […]

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The Blessed Path

The Blessed Path

All of us face some experiences in our lives but only those who are critical and sensitive in their pursuit draw lessons. In this short story, Uzma Bukhari writes about one such person namely Amina who experiences events in her life that make her God-conscious.

Uzma Bukhari Intelligent and brave Amina was the eldest child of the family. She lived in a serene village with her parents, uncle, aunt, and cousins (Umar and Shabeer). As usual, Amina’s Father and Uncle were up before Azan and left for Mosque. The sweet and melodious chirping of birds was echoing in the village, […]

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Amid Covid-19, The Plight of Contractual Lecturers and Private School Teachers

Amid Covid-19, The Plight of Contractual Lecturers and Private School Teachers

Director School Education Kashmir must look into the matter at the earliest to redress their long pending genuine demands so that they can live a dignified life in our society

By Dr. Reyaz Ahmad Ganaie Teachers are considered to be the nation builders and are shaping the world by imparting education to the students with their deep knowledge and guide them towards the noble deeds and above all the moral values of life. Teachers have a vital role because future of a country is totally […]

 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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Ideological brainwashing or education in real sense

Ideological brainwashing or education in real sense

Sheikh Saqib Social media is abuzz today with broad concepts of schooling in the vein of both righteous and immoral education. One often circumnavigates the online world to acquire knowledge, develop critical thinking skills, and strengthen particular research in view of a failed education system with flawed tuition support. But in Kashmir, this becomes a […]

 Mohamad Zubair ud Din

Choice Based Credit System – A CRITICAL EVALUATION

Choice Based Credit System – A CRITICAL EVALUATION

Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) is uniform for all central, state and other recognised universities. The University of Kashmir introduced the CBCS for all colleges in 2016. The basic structure of Choice Based Credit System: Semesters: The assessment of students is done semester wise which implies that a student progresses on the basis of the […]

 Mujahid Mughal

The Dos and Don’ts for My Students

The Dos and Don’ts for My Students

Brad Henry defines a teacher as the person who can “inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning” in his students. Inspiring hope, igniting imagination and imbibing the love for learning is not an easy task to perform. It indeed is the greatest feat any human being can fetch. Nonetheless, a teacher […]

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Chilly Childhood

Chilly Childhood

Farhat Jabeen  With no male member in the family, six females struggled to survive. Life is a razor edge. Tumultuous times teach life lessons. Permutations and combinations of life make us a strong human being. Sometime back sans roommates, I was secluded in my hostel room. While recalling the unhindered childhood, I could not bury […]

 Faizaan Bhat

Have contemporary ‘madrasas’ forgotten their own legacy?

Have contemporary ‘madrasas’ forgotten their own legacy?

Robert Briffault, French surgeon, anthropologist and novelist in his book “The Making of Humanity” writes “Europe’s real renaissance was not created in the fifteenth century but under the influence of cultural revival initiated by Arabs and Moors. The cradle for Europe’s rebirth was Spain not Italy. This continent falling into the abyss of barbarism, had reached […]

 Mubeena Ramzan

History and Development of ‘Deeni Madaris’

History and Development of ‘Deeni Madaris’

Seeking knowledge has been an integral part of the Islamic Tradition. Religious knowledge and its transmission are central to the identity of a Muslim. Historically, Madrasas have served this cause as an important social institution in Muslim countries. The early years of Quranic revelations to the Prophet (saw) were embedded in the oral tradition. However, […]