Dwindling Numbers

Despite having the best brains in the form of teachers, the government-run schools in Kashmir are witnessing a fast depletion in enrolment of students due to lack of basic infrastructure and outdated systems of...

Thriving on Dal

From traditional items like Kashmiri shawls, saffron, walnut and paper machie to a simple cup of tea, dozens of mobile shikara shops rowing on the Dal Lake offer the tourists a complete package to...

Unholy Transgressions

Extra-marital affairs of men and women are tearing apart the sacred institution of marriage. Background checks on prospective brides and grooms may help to some extent but a larger intervention is required to prevent...

Lessons in Islamic Marriage Jurisprudence

‘Triple Talaq’ doesn’t find mention in The Holy Qura’n. The practice was banned in Prophet Mohammad’s (PBUH) lifetime, yet the Indian media and her political parties rake up the issue time and again to...

(PMMVY) Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana

Under-nutrition continues to adversely affect majority of women in India. In India, every third woman is undernourished and every second woman is anaemic. An undernourished mother almost inevitably gives birth to a low birth...

ODIS for Children 0-3 Years of Age as Part of the Early Childhood Care

Operational Directive for Implementation of Services (ODIS) for Children 0-3 Years of Age as Part of the Early Childhood Care Education and Development under ICDS  Importance of early stimulation and care in development Stimulation...

Her Resilience, Our Pride

Survival for Kashmiris is an instinct that comes naturally; for Kashmiri women, this instinct has been honed by years of life under tough conditions. Be it the horror of war, the devastating 2014 flood...

LADLI BETI

LADLI Beti Scheme has been launched in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in 2015-16. The scheme is under implementation in 6 districts of the state on a pilot basis. These districts are Jammu,...

Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY).

Under nutrition continues to adversely affect a majority of women in India. In India, every third woman is undernourished and every second woman is anaemic. An undernourished mother almost inevitably gives birth to a...

Perils of War

While ordinary people of Kashmir are battling an extraordinary surge in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a recent survey has found that the militants lodged in Srinagar’s Central Jail are relatively free of stress due...

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