A Tale of Kashmir University’s South Campus

Kashmir University’s South Campus, one of the satellite campuses of the university, is going through its best as well as the worst times. The campus is located in a hilly area besides an army camp in district Anantnag. The campus is located on such a high ground that sometimes it feels like the plan was […]

Handwara Mystery !

AT every juncture, there have been at least two versions of the Handwara episode. On April 12, a 16-year-old schoolgirl entering a public toilet in the north Kashmir town was allegedly molested by an army officer. As word spread, protests broke out across Kupwara district and security forces opened fire on demonstrators. The videoBut a […]

How dogs find their way home (without a GPS)

ANIMALS’ ability to navigate long distances has long been shrouded in mystery. From the skill of racing pigeons to find their way home, to the seasonal breeding migration of the humpback whale, a huge range of creatures are capable of navigating in a consistent, precise and effective way. Science has been slow to fully identify and understand […]

A Syrian-Mothers Tale-Of-Woe:What does the war in Aleppo smell of?

Umm Hamid dressed the crying girl. She stuffed her miniature hands into socks instead of gloves to keep them warm. She was taking her to queue outside the bakery in the Kadi Askar neighbourhood. There was no one to leave the girl with, she said unapologetically, so she was bringing her to stand in the […]

Mother- An Epitome of Sacrifice!

 “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”This undoubtedly remains one of the most powerful adages I have ever come across. All of us are concerned about our happiness. We live in oblivion and are sometimes very indifferent towards the sufferings of other people. We are so busy making a living that we forget to live. […]

How women can deal with periods in space

Who was the first woman to have her period in space? What is it like changing sanitary products while being weightless? And why doesn’t menstrual flow just float up into the body when gravity isn’t around?These were some of the questions I had when I started researching female astronaut health. The human body goes through […]

Turkey, into darkness

TERROR WARNINGS ARE now a weekly occurrence in Turkey. Suicide attacks and car bombs in Istanbul and Ankara this year, which killed nearly 200 people, have deepened the sense of fear. Major Istanbul soccer matches and art fairs have been canceled as newspapers print instructions for “spotting a suicide bomber.” Tourist arrivals have fallen more […]

Satyan’s Pistol And Mehran’s Airgun:A Hard Lesson From A Tragic Suicide

By Farooq Shah Around the time violent clashes were taking place between Hindu and Muslim students over a cricket match in the Kashmiri summer capital of Srinagar, another tale of violence and, in a sense, redemption was unfolding in the Hindu bastion of Jammu. In this story a Hindu man imparted a valuable lesson to […]

Hail Mother Every Day, Not Just on Mother’s Day

It was mother’s day and as is the habit with our generation, I went to my mother’s room early in the morning to give her a mother’s day card but in reality to wake her  up for a mother-daughter selfie (because how can our mother’s day be  complete without posting a selfie about it on […]

Media Hype or Something Else

 A few days back media especially national media was abuzz with the news that a poor Kashmiri made it to Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). The NDTV flashed a news headline, “With Help, This 19- year-old Could Be the First IITian from Kashmir’s Shahgund”. The news was really cracking especially for the people of Sonawari, […]