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Abbas: Journeys up the Hill

Abbas: Journeys up the Hill

Excerpts from the foreword of Maulana Muhammad Abbas Ansari’s soon-to-be-released autobiography- ‘Abbas: Journeys up the Hill’

Digital Dangers: Parenting in the Age of Phones 

Digital Dangers: Parenting in the Age of Phones 

Phones and iPads have become pacifiers, a bit like what TV was to parents in the 1980s. Research suggests that technology is not the best early experience to fire the neurons. How much screen time should they have in the early years? Is the addictive nature troubling?

Swimming Out Into Open Water

Swimming Out Into Open Water

Self censorship of emotion is also explored in this novel. An invisible hand seems to be clamped over the protagonist’s mouth when he tries to speak of how political discrimination and oppression render the everyday impossible. He explains that his voice wavers because it is invested with the weight of reality.

Will We Ever Know How Many People Died of Covid-19 in India?

Will We Ever Know How Many People Died of Covid-19 in India?

These limitations are widely recognized, which is why several countries have moved to considering the number of “excess deaths’, that is number of all deaths per population in the period, beyond what could be statistically expected in normal conditions. This has been used to suggest that actual deaths from the pandemic could be as much as 50-60 per cent higher than those reported.

Agha Mehdavipur Releases Tareekh-e-Shiayan-e-Kashmir 

Agha Mehdavipur Releases Tareekh-e-Shiayan-e-Kashmir 

The first of the five volume history of the Shia’s of Jammu and Kashmir in Urdu “Tarikh-e-Shiayan-e-Jammu va Kashmir” written by Justice (Retd) Hakim Imtiyaz Hussain was released at an impressive function on Saturday.

‘Birds of the Snows’: A Crucial Coming-of-Age Saga 

‘Birds of the Snows’: A Crucial Coming-of-Age Saga 

Abbu had once told Sheba that it greatly influenced handicrafts in the Valley, with its fire-spewing dragons, chinar leaves,nightingales, flowers and creepers painted delicately on the papier mâché items in vibrant colours, and also carved painstakingly on wooden artefacts.

Kashmir After August 2019

Kashmir After August 2019

The prevailing situation in Kashmir confirms Bose’s assessment: the last two years, as the police data reveals, have witnessed a drastic reduction in the influx of foreign militants even while over 500 militants have been slain by security forces since August 5, 2019

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