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TOWARDS FINANCIAL INCLUSION

 Syed Maajid Rashid Andrabi  Strong financial institutions are the pillars of economic growth, progress and success of modern economies. Lack of accessible and affordable financial services has always been a global problem. Therefore, the significance of an inclusive financial system is widely accepted in all major economies of the world. Financial access can really boost the financial condition and standard ... Read More »

LETTER FROM WATER TO THE CROWN OF CREATION

  Dear Crown of Creation, With due regard to your noble epithet, ‘the crown of creation’, it is stated with immense honour that your kind and dignified treatment to me makes me feel overwhelmed and i fail to find words to express my gratitude to you. I too am trying my best to serve you with equal passion and zeal. ... Read More »

Air Pollution: Lest We Forget.

  From Apollo Hospital The world’s fastest growing major economy, India, also has to its credit the world’s most polluted city, the capital, New Delhi. For residents of New Delhi NCR, air pollution this year has become a topic of conversation, like it never had before. With shocking figures that showed New Delhi had beaten the old faithful in toxic ... Read More »

Scars of Violence

Gulshan Akhtar Her heart bleeds, suffocates, eyes dry, face turned pale. The life is not less than burden for her. Very often she becomes aggressive on thinking of the tragedy she recently met. Her heart is infact injured the most, scars on her face are witness of it.   Though being talkative in the past, she now speaks little. Her ... Read More »

In search of lost spaces

Reading ‘Breaking Mazes: An Anthology of Kehwa Talks on Kashmir’, one empathizes with the people of Kashmir, who besides being at the receiving end of an endless cycle of violence are also losing their social and intellectual spaces.   Breaking Mazes: An Anthology of Kehwa Talks on Kashmir Edited By: Peer Ghulam Nabi Suhail Review By: Faisul Yaseen Breaking Mazes: ... Read More »

The truth about Truth

Sama Sabet “Light is good in whatsoever lamp it is burning!  A rose is beautiful in whatsoever garden it may bloom!  A star has the same radiance if it shines from the East or from the West.  Be free from prejudice, so will you love the Sun of Truth from whatsoever point in the horizon it may arise!” We are ... Read More »

Behind the cycles & burqas of Aligarh Muslim University

Nayeem Showkat Khan, “Write a note on Aligarh Muslim University.’ My teacher at the Noor-ul-Islam High School in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district enunciated one day as she entered our class, 10th Blue. I tried my level best, but couldn’t make it more than 50-odd words. I always remember one of the beautiful sayings of AMU founder Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, ... Read More »

Kashmir Flag, My Pride!

Nayeem Showkat Khan I am not a law graduate. However, I know that a law is perfect common sense. This is no rocket science. Through a resolution on June 7, 1952, our Constituent Assembly adopted the J&K Flag. The flag has been adopted as a state symbol for the constitutional use. Otherwise, what was the need for adopting a flag? Now, I being ... Read More »

A Benazir Bhutto in Mehbooba Mufti

  Nayeem Showkat Khan On the other side of the border, General Zia-ul-Haq hanged Quaid-i-Awam, Zulifakar Ali Bhutto on 4th April, 1979. This news spread like wild fire across the globe. The assassination of Liaquat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan had opened the door to the succession of military leaders that followed. This was again one of ... Read More »

Kashmir’s fake news and fake journalists

The rumour about anti-polio drops killing Kashmiri children is the latest example of fake journalists misusing social media to spread lies. MOAZUM MOHAMMAD After the panic and scare triggered by a rumour that children were dying after being given the polio vaccine, Jammu & Kashmir Police appealed to the public on Thursday (21 Jan) not to be misled by rumour ... Read More »