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M Tech student cracks NEET-2020; fulfils mother’s wish

M Tech student cracks NEET-2020; fulfils mother’s wish

To crack a prestigious exam has always been a career-oriented attempt. Here Nadeem Gul writes about his friend, an engineering graduate now pursuing M Tech, who cracked NEET 2020 just to bring a smile to the face of his mother.

Nadeem Gul As soon as the results of NEET-2020 (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) were announced, a good number of inspiring stories started to pour in, depicting the struggles of Kashmiri students at individual and collective levels to see through the highly sought-after NEET exams. One such unbelievable account comes in the story of Waqas […]

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In between Living spaces: Expansion and extinction?

In between Living spaces: Expansion and extinction?

Kashmir's economic dependence creates political dependency and vice versa. It means a cycle of dependency created the creed and generation of weak multitudes who may easily and comfortably give-in into any craft of dominant narrative.

Muzammil Ahad Dar Lebensraum is signifying Hitler’s policy of expansion to create living spaces for Germans in the adjacent European countries. The indigenous population was displaced in respective geographical areas/regions. Besides geographical attributes, Hitler has racial considerations and political motivations too. The belief in German superiority and extremely menial view of other racial or religious […]

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Kashmir: Linguistic Crisis at The Doorstep

Kashmir: Linguistic Crisis at The Doorstep

With the abrogation of article 370, the Muslim population of Jammu and Kashmir feels their identity under threat. Language is one of the factors which comprise an identity of an individual or a nation. Manzoor Ahmad Rather writes a detailed piece about the existential threat to the Kashmiri language.

Manzoor Ahmad Rather Chronologically, on December 3, 2018, the Ministry of HRD officially tweeted that the Kashmiri language on the Bhasha Sangam program is removed in response to the raised sentiments with respect to Religion-based Version of language by Kashmiri Hindus, which had isolated the Kashmiri language at national level till today. By revoking Article […]

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Three Poems

Three Poems

Syed Aamir Sharief Qadri In Kashmir, where violence and death act as a daily reminder of oppression, the traditional symbols of love, beauty and comfort too seem to represent an unconventional reality. Colours, flowers, home- all in one way or another have come to symbolize killings, loss, longing, commemoration and mourning, collectively making it an […]

 Omer Farooq

World Calligraphy Day: From Pindi to Kashmir, a story of seven calligraphers

World Calligraphy Day: From Pindi to Kashmir,  a story of seven calligraphers

Today on 12th of August, the World Calligraphy Day, Omer Farooq writes a special report on the online platform 'Takhliqee'. Launched in 2017, the group has so far taught different art courses mostly Kufic Calligraphy to 500+ Kashmiri students.

Srinagar, August 12: Seven calligraphers have joined to promote dying art of calligraphy online in the Indian subcontinent for which they are getting positive support from the people. Soudha Sultana, 24, a fine arts graduate from Rawalpindi Pakistan, teaches Kufic Calligraphy, fine arts, Islamic art courses and Mandala Art along with her six Kashmiri artists […]

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I do a crime, I wear a smile

I do a crime, I wear a smile

Naveed Jeelani Khan  You wake me up with the roaring guns Fill my sense with cutthroat calculations I break my fast with your brazen feasts Tear shells, bullets and other iron beasts In the valley torn down I do a crime, I wear a smile My grave! an exhibition of your nationalism Pierced eyes! a […]

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Lullaby

Lullaby

Hurmat Altaf My land is in need of a lullaby, A lullaby that may soothe it’s torn heart. From thousands of nights, My land hasn’t slept well. A perpetual nightmare haunts it, Like a beast haunts a deer. The nightmare of the shrieks of the innocent The nightmare of a mother’s sigh, The nightmare of […]

 Haseeb Abdullah

Geelani’s resignation from APHC-G: not an aberration but a part of Hurriyat Culture

Geelani’s resignation from APHC-G: not an aberration but a part of Hurriyat Culture

Since 1987, the pro resistance leadership has formed numerous amalgams to jointly struggle for the political cause but the inherent fissures have always resulted in disintegration. Haseeb Abdullah writes about these events and concludes Syed Ali Geelani has emerged with more popularity after each controversial disintegration of any amalgam.

In a recent development, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the nonagenarian resistance leader in Kashmir resigned from his post as chief of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC). In his two page letter, he informed the member constituents of APHC-G that he is resigning from the lifetime chairmanship of the amalgam. He complained about the leaders who […]

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INVEST IN CHILDREN – The Message on the “World Day Against Child Labour”

INVEST IN CHILDREN – The Message on the “World Day Against Child Labour”

An interview with Dr Javaid Rashid, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, University of Kashmir, Srinagar

When we think about any vulnerable population (s), locally as well as globally, women; old-aged persons; and children are seen atop. This is because of the various issues they get exposed to on a continuous basis. Despite having laws, policies and programmes related to the aforementioned vulnerable populations, there seems no proper enforcement as well […]

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Women and Masājid

Women and Masājid

Since the balkanization of the Muslim world into nation-states the mosques have been reduced to mere praying places and in the subcontinent are exclusively for men. In this write-up, Faizan Akbar takes us back to the golden era of Islam when mosques were the learning centers of socio-politico-economic affairs for men as well as women. In order to restore the lost glory of mosques, the author suggests the measures to be taken which include opening the doors for the other half of the population.

Faizan Akbar The debates concerning the permissibility and the practice of Muslim women attending congregational prayers, and partaking in other activities at the masājid  (sing. Masjid) are not new to the Islamic legal discourses. These debates date back to the Prophetic generation itself, which is indicated by the presence of several Prophetic narrations found in […]

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