• Why is using public transport becoming passé? (Pics By Rehmani Sameer)

    Why is using public transport becoming passé?

    While every one of us may own cars now, we still can’t imagine life without public transport. Even though commuting by public transport may not be as enjoyable as driving in your own car, it does help in traffic decongestion.
  • SKIMS-Scarring Kashmiris Through Incessant Medical Suffering!

    SKIMS-Scarring Kashmiris Through Incessant Medical Suffering!

    A healthy society is a wealthy society. We all need healthcare at some point in our lives. People fall ill, accidents happen and emergencies arise almost every day. Thus, the need of good hospitals arises everyday.
  • What Problems do Rail Passengers face on a Daily Basis?

    What problems do rail passengers face on a daily basis?

    Trains are perhaps the most reliable form of transport. They are not only cheap but are also very convenient for long distances. Despite the fact that trains are relatively new to Kashmir, they have become the most used form of transport.
  • The begging menace –A travesty of Social Development?

    The begging menace –A travesty of Social Development?

    Begging has become one of the most serious social concerns in Kashmir. Our valley besides being a famous tourist destination has also become a suitable begging destination. There is a huge influx of non-local beggars,
  • What is more important – The Product or the Customer?

    What is more important – The Product or the Customer?

    The basic principle of economics is that demand and supply go hand in hand. This means that more the demand, more will be the supply. Everyone is aware about the huge amounts of money companies and commercial businesses spend on marketing.
  • Is the Culture of Extravagance Robbing Ramazan of its Significance?

    Is the Culture of Extravagance Robbing Ramazan of its Significance?

    The blessed month of Ramazan has once again dawned on us. This holy month in which Muslims fast from dawn to dusk, is a month of seeking forgiveness and pleasing the Almighty. However, due to contemporary changes in the Ramazan culture
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    Are We Becoming too Dependent on Migrant Workers?

    Migrant workers have been a close part of Kashmiri workforce for over two decades now. Every morning, we can see hundreds of migrant workers squatting on streets with their concrete mixing machines, and paint brushes, masonry and carpentry equipment.
  • How is Price Rise Hurting the Common Man?

    How is Price Rise Hurting the Common Man?

    The most common phrase that we hear everywhere today is, “Everything has become so expensive”. Inflation or the rising prices is the number one cause of worry for a common man today. Be it food,
  • Are we losing our Culture to Modernisation?

    Are we losing our Culture to Modernisation?

    Culture is the invisible bond which ties the people of a community together. Our art, our literature and most importantly our language define us. They make us who we are. It has been rightly said that a community is only as strong as its language and
  • Which Part of Paradise on Earth do Tourists Love the Most?

    Which Part of Paradise on Earth do Tourists Love the Most?

    With its gurgling streams, lush green meadows and snow clad mountains, the valley of Kashmir truly is the paradise on earth. Often referred to as the Switzerland of Asia, Kashmir is thronged by tourists all year round.
  • Is Advertising A Waste of Our Valuable Resources?

    Is Advertising A Waste of Our Valuable Resources?

    Whether we like it or not, we are bombarded by advertisements on a daily basis. According to proponents of advertising, it adds perceived value in the minds of a consumer which, in this age of depleting resources, is a positive characteristic.
  • Private Schools vs. Government Schools – Which are better?

    Private Schools vs. Government Schools – Which are better?

    The debate on which schools provide better education, private schools or government schools, comes up quite regularly. Every parent wants their child to receive the best education available. Many people prefer sending their children to private school
  • Social Media-A Reliable News Source or a Platform for Rumor Mongers?

    Social Media-A Reliable News Source or a Platform for Rumor Mongers?

    It is no hidden truth that social media has had a profound impact on our lives. Despite the fact that whether or not you use social media (which would hardly be any today), social media has touched all our lives.
  •  Is the Ban on Cinema Illogical and Useless?

    Is the Ban on Cinema Illogical and Useless?

    Even though Bollywood has rekindled its old romance with Kashmir, films are yet to be screened in our valley due to the continuing ban on cinemas. Bollywood may have once again started shooting in our beautiful vale
  • How healthy are Our Eating Habits?

    How healthy are Our Eating Habits?

    Our food habits directly affect our health. With various health related disorders on rise, people are increasingly becoming conscious of what they are eating. A decade ago obesity, which has become quite common these days, was unheard of.