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...

(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...

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...

Lagama’s Unity

Dyuti Khulbe brings out a story of Kashmiri Muslims of a north Kashmir village, who are helping build a Pandu temple, the second-largest temple of Kashmir after Shankaracharya while making monthly contributions. “Aham Brahmasmi,” says Naik Baba climbing upstairs that lead to...

RESPECTING WOMEN IN PRACTICE WEST BASHING IS THE ‘BEST’ BASHING!

Kashmir Scan July 2014 By Gowhar Geelani  Many years ago, a woman from a far-flung area of Kashmir came to Srinagar during the holy month of Ramzan (Ramadan). This was by no means her first visit.  Accompanied...

Of Poor Schooling & Poor Facilities

JANUARY 2013 By M. Jehangir  While as the Supreme Court has set a deadline for all the states to ensure separate toilets facilities for the girls by April, 3 this year, it is a tough task ahead for...

Goodwill Hunting

Kashmir Scan, August 2014  By KS Correspondent  Three years after employing a retired bureaucrat, the Jammu and Kashmir Academy for Art, Culture and Languages is again on a look out for a new Secretary. Kashmir Scan tries...

Govt extends summer vacation in schools in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Government has extended summer vacations in educational institutions in Kashmir Valley till July 24. "In view of the prevailing situation in Kashmir, we have extended summer vacation by one week," sources said. Earlier, government in...

Torchbearer Of Grit

June 2013 By SHABIR ALI “I would take a tape recorder to class and record the lectures. Then I would listen to them repeatedly and in the examination hall dictate it to my scribe,"     He was born...

Fortress organises Mehfil-e-Iftar

Srinagar, July 3: Fortress Event Management Company on Sunday organised an Iftar function at Community Hall Bemina. The Iftar function namely Mehfil-e-Iftar was participated by number of orphans from Al-Huda Yateem Trust and J&K...

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