The Conservation Conundrum

The Conservation Conundrum

As a writer who has frequently travelled to the hinterland to meet sorrowful villagers whose loved ones have been killed by wild animals, I find myself in the same dilemma as Jim Corbett, and so many other humanists. What should come first, man or animal?

Camus Over A Cup of Tea

Camus Over A Cup of Tea

In Agha Shahid Ali’s hometown, Albert Camus has been brewing the literal storm in a teacup since long now.

Mental Health Professionals: Who They Are?

Mental Health Professionals: Who They Are?

There are different kinds of experts who specialize in different areas of mental health. Each of them plays a key role in identifying and treating psychological and psychiatric health issues. There are number of professionals associated with mental health like psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, mental health counselors.

Re-Plan and Re-think Water Scarcity in Himalayas

Re-Plan and Re-think Water Scarcity in Himalayas

A new study has revealed that glaciers in Kashmir have receded by 28 percent in the last four decades. So, if the shrinking of glaciers continues in the future, it will adversely affect the availability of water in the valley, especially during the summers

Adieu 2020, Welcome 2021 

Adieu 2020, Welcome 2021 

Mentally or spiritually, the lockdown gave us enough time to ponder over those spiritual issues about which we always wanted to read and study in depth but were never able to focus on. Now, we were able to ponder over questions related to our existence, our role and duties as a human being, and what we are getting and giving back to the society

Women Shouldn’t Relinquish Right to Inheritance  

Women Shouldn’t Relinquish Right to Inheritance  

Relinquishment of coparcenary rights militates against women empowerment. It is high time that women ask for their inheritance rights that the constitution as well as the religion gives them.

Communalising Languages

Communalising Languages

The Prime Minister in his speech to AMU reiterated the point that the students in BHU had tried to make: languages are associated with religions and people belonging to one religion do not have the right over the language of other religions

Why Deny the Benefits of Progressive Central Laws in J&K?

Why Deny the Benefits of Progressive Central Laws in J&K?

Nobody is ready to listen to the affected farmers while on the other hand Government claims to be saviors of farmers and kissans.  J&K Govt wants to conclude the land acquisition proceedings under an outdated and repealed law which doesn’t apply to J&K anymore. This is unacceptable to affected farmers.

Don’t Romanticise Harsh Winters 

Don’t Romanticise Harsh Winters 

Winter and Chilai Kalan should be just like any other change in seasons and there should be no romanticizing of this change. People should confront the bitter truths of failure that winter brings with it.

Another Take on DDC Polls 

Another Take on DDC Polls 

BJP is moving towards a presidential form of government which will not be a federal structure. Every state sooner or later will have DDC without any body or forum above them. This way you will have district assemblies at state level and a strong centre and there will be only bureaucracy that will connect these district bodies with the Centre

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