Top 10 tips to enjoy a healthier, yummier breakfast

[[{“type”:”media”,”fid”:”5415″,”view_mode”:”wysiwyg”,”instance_fields”:”override”,”attributes”:{“height”:”100″,”width”:”100″}}]] Health experts call it the most important meal of the day, but most of us are guilty of grabbing something to eat on the go, or even skipping it all together. Dalton Wong, founder of TwentyTwo Training, co-author of The Feel Good Plan and the man behind Jennifer Lawrence’s healthy and happy lifestyle, shares […]

An Island Of Books

[[{“type”:”media”,”fid”:”5379″,”view_mode”:”wysiwyg”,”instance_fields”:”override”,”attributes”:{“height”:”100″,”width”:”100″}}]] Sitting on an island in the idyllic Dal Lake, drinking your favourite coffee and reading your favourite book away from the hustle and bustle of a chaotic city- What more can a book lover ask for?Books and coffee have always been the perfect combination but add to it the mesmerising view of Dal Lake […]

Why you don’t read as much as you used to

[[{“type”:”media”,”fid”:”5377″,”view_mode”:”wysiwyg”,”instance_fields”:”override”,”attributes”:{“height”:”100″,”width”:”100″}}]] This is the thing, though. It’s not the churn of the twenty-four-hour news cycle that has dismembered that style of reading you were once so good at: the solid uninterrupted chunk, the afternoon in the park, the sleepless night (those sleepless nights, they were secretly the best). And no, I’m not going to be […]

Monsters Across the Border?

“I will go to hell now,” wailed a young sixth grader, seated in an upper middle class school in Lahore. I had just distributed a stack of postcards, which had arrived from India as part of an exchange project I was running for the Citizens Archive of Pakistan. Indian students had sent pictures of religious […]

Kashmir & Its Extravagant Marriages

Having always been a dry fruit enthusiast, I can never resist going inside a shop selling these delicious delights. Now if you happen to be a Kashmiri, you will know that most of these shops are often thronged by people preparing for various wedding functions as a Kashmiri wedding without a vast array of dry fruits is unimaginable.It was […]

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. […]