Ramazan: Beyond Transactions, Towards Empathy 

Ramazan: Beyond Transactions, Towards Empathy 

Smug with our bellies filled by fine dining, we then go for taraweeh and night prayers, head to sleep awaiting the next roza. While I am sure some do, but honestly speaking, how many of us actually think of the needy, the deprived and the unfortunate?

Has Vladimir Putin Killed The European Union?

Has Vladimir Putin Killed The European Union?

The region will once again become militarized, out of necessity and maybe even split. But to prevent the EU from being a militarized zone and splitting, some degree of militarization of the region might have to be countenanced. This is the paradox that Vladimir Putin has forced on the EU.

Notes on the Kaeshur Mot

Notes on the Kaeshur Mot

In folklore, he (it is usually a he), is a wanderer, has no real habitat or home, is oblivious to his self. He wears tattered clothes or at times, no clothes at all. When he speaks, he mumbles and at times even becomes aggressive.

A Case for Ethical Shopping

A Case for Ethical Shopping

What will the daily wage of vulnerable people do? In the context of Kashmir, can society help, while maintaining their dignity and even pride? A lot, is the answer. In the context of Kashmir which is neither a productive economy nor an advanced one, consumption is the name of the game.

Manne Kaak, the Obscure, Died of Covid. But What Killed Him?

Manne Kaak, the Obscure, Died of Covid. But What Killed Him?

Did Manne Kaak really die of Covid? Was it trials and tribulations that killed him? Or did the bottled up stress that he as a proud man of dignity hid, took his life? Did stress, mostly financial and largely emotional, diminish his executive functions and thereby worsen his chances at life?

On Education: A One -off Event or an Open -Ended Journey?

On Education: A One -off Event or an Open -Ended Journey?

A positive return on skill development then warrants a philosophical approach and premise that can only be attained through vigorous ,open ended education, not merely formally but on a self inspired basis. But, there is a dark side here: highly educated individuals can get alienated from their respective societies.

The Incoherence of Mustafa Akyol’s ‘Ethical Objectivism’?

The Incoherence of Mustafa Akyol’s ‘Ethical Objectivism’?

The world, defined as it is by dazzling and staggering diversity is a beautiful place to know, engage with and understand. It is here rather than elsewhere that Muslims have chosen to abdicate their responsibility and closed themselves.

Covid Challenge 2.0: Time for Society to Rise to the Occasion

Covid Challenge 2.0: Time for Society to Rise to the Occasion

Parsed and pared to essence, it means attempting to feel the pain of others as one’s own. By way of a digression here, it must be pointed out the Covid 19 and its mutant variants are totally and absolutely non-discriminatory: the rich, the poor.

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