Will Mehbooba Mufti prove to be any different?

After Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s death, it was expected that Mehbooba Mufti would take the oath within a few days and become the first woman CM of the state. But surprisingly, she refused to take the oath and kept everyone guessing. Even though a meeting comprising of the party’s leadership was convened at her Srinagar residence, […]

Can Mahbooba be the Margaret Thatcher?

I am following the news about Kashmir keenly and visit all newspapers published from the Valley. However It’s Kashmir Observer which attracts me the most for its balanced views on the situation prevalent there. Here I am conveying my thoughts about the formation of PDP-BJP govt under the leadership of a first woman chief minister […]

Teachers Wake Up!

  Some days ago my eye caught a view of an article on internet that a Harvard Pass out is teaching Sciences at a primary School in United States. First even I did not believe it but after skimming it thoroughly I was astounded to know that the individual was a pass out from Harvard […]

925 Million Hungry People

Action Against Hunger has launched a call for solidarity through an advertising campaign under the slogans: “Emergency: famine in Somalia”, “The worst drought in recent years is affecting Somalia”. Moreover AMREF (African Medical and Research Foundation), the largest international health organization completely of African origin and management, has launched another campaign against infectious diseases. The […]

Mehbooba Mufti As CM

KUDOS to Ms. Mehbooba for becoming the first female Chief Minister of the Jammu & Kashmir State. With fiery gusto, she has lead demonstrations and even argued in full public view with army officers accused of committing excesses on civilians which has gain her popularity and, in fact, her name soon became a byword for […]

Ensure Safety of Kashmiris in India

Dear Editor, It is unfortunate that the police action has created a high degree of fear among Kashmiris living outside J&K.  The profiling, harassment and stereotyping of Kashmir students is strongly condemned. In the past also, Kashmiri students have been targeted by local students and extremist groups at various educational institutions across India.  There were […]

Practically Oriented syllabus is the need of the hour

After passing out from a University or a College, we all have to start earning. Some of us will choose to become employees and some of us may give employment to others by establishing start-ups of our own.The need of the hour is a revised Industry oriented syllabus as ultimately, one has to find work […]

Saffron town dying a slow death!

Khrew Pampore, also known by the name ‘Saffron Town’ is the only area in the valley producing superior quality saffron. This title, conferred to the town decades ago, is seriously being threatened by the rapidly degrading environment. Just a few kilometres from Srinagar, there is a hamlet which probably is well known for being the […]


A few months ago we were discussing the political situation of Kashmir with our teacher. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole session where things ranged from Pakistan to India, Kashmir to Manipur etc. In the midst of the discussion, our teacher said, “whatever I do, I’m always afraid some untoward incident will follow it”. What he […]


We often hear about the need to reform our higher education. One of the common suggestions given in this direction is that our colleges are in urgent need of a qualified faculty. However, looking at the controversial state of recruitment of 1651 vacancies of assistant professors in higher education, it becomes obvious that different government […]

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