Hartals, Hurriyat and ‘Martyrs’

Strike calls by separatist groups no longer symbolise the strategy of resistance but its absence. While this realisation is slowly sinking in the Hurriyat, the society needs to rethink its apathetic approach towards the...

Misusing empowerment

Kashmir Scan May 2014 Law should not empower somebody to destroy someone else  By Sajjad Bazaz Some days back one of my friends shot an SOS to me. His 13-year-old daughter had put him in a dilemma....

License compulsory to create Whats App group in JK

  Srinagar, April 19: The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to make license compulsory to create a WhatsApp news group in the state. The step has been taken to curb the rumour mongers who...

Study people around

In today’s world of intrigues, the need to understand people beyond their appearances, words and actions becomes all the more important, Suhail Ahmad illustrates as he dissects human psychology    “Many people spend time studying properties...

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,...

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schools in Kashmir are witnessing a fast depletion in enrolment of students due to lack of basic infrastructure and outdated systems of...

‘Killer’ Committees

  The recent murder of a minor boy among three civilians by a VDC member in Rajouri has renewed the call for disbanding the militia that was set up in mid-nineties to fight militancy. Will...

SKUAST(K) to develop herbal garden at one school in each district

SRINAGAR, DECEMBER 24: Vice Chancellor, Sheri- Kashmir University of Agricultural Science and Technology (SKUAST) Professor Nazeer Ahmed today said that environmental education is a dividend to save the natural heritage of Kashmir. The V-C expressed...

The Curious Case of ‘Kangar’ and ‘Pheran’

 KASHMIR SCAN, DECEMBER 2015 SUHAIL AHMAD   Kangar and Pheran, the two most prized possessions of Kashmiris have an important bearing on their life and activity in winters. They complement each other perfectly and in the absence...

A Lost Kashmiriyat

By Irfan Bashir All of my family members are sitting in a Hamaam enjoying the mild warmth of the stones. Someone is pouring noon chai from a samawaar in a traditional cup – a round...

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