Knowledge

A vast sphere of activity in all societies, this section envisages almost everything from school education to higher education with a separate section dedicated to sciences. This grouping of writings includes scholarships, counselling, and available career options for the new generation.

Sopore aerial view

Sopore of My Childhood

While offering the first-hand account of his birth and upbringing in Sopore, the ninth-century town, scientist and clinician, Dr M Sultan Khuroo details the life within and around the town and the struggles people...

Stressed Schooling

A series of decisions taken with regard to the private school education sector has brought back the debate over how Kashmir is going to implement the universalisation of basic education, reports Tahir Bhat Owing to...

Semthan Secrets

Located between the highway and Jhelum is Bijbehara’s Semthan. Home to a cluster of archaeological ruins, it is Kashmir’s only spot where humans’ have been living uninterrupted for the last 2800 years, covering six...

Legendary Ali Jan

One of Kashmir’s top gastroenterologists and researchers who once headed the SKIMS, Dr M Sultan Khuroo explains why Dr Ali M Jan was a legend and ahead of his times Prof (Dr) Ali Mohammad Jan...

The New Learning Curve

The implementation of the new education policy (NEP2020) has inordinately delayed the admissions at the undergraduate level as the authorities have joined the national academic calendar. Mohammad Fazil Buchh interacts with the stakeholders to...

Kashmir 1783

When George Forster visited Kashmir in 1783 spring, it was Azad Khan ruling the roost in Srinagar. He has recorded the state and status of Kashmir state and its people at the peak of...

The Proud Shepherd

A boy who was being encouraged to follow his father and graze herds in the Pir Panchal jungles decided to study sciences and was supported by his father in challenging situations. Now busy in...

New Generation, New Education

The New Education Policy 2020 is aimed at revolutionising the educational set-up and making the new generation acquire the basics that the evolved market is looking at, reports Mariah Shah In a serious effort to...
An 1890 photograph of Khanqah and its adjoining homes taken from the banks of Jhelum.

Kashmir 1783

British traveller and East India Company official, George Forster (died 1792) is the first Englishman who journeyed from India through Central Asia to Russia. In the spring of 1783, at the peak of 67-year...

A Wrestler, Builder

For many people who escaped Kashmir’s famine and oppression during the nineteenth century, fate had decided to bestow them with bigger roles in bigger spaces, writes MJ Aslam with a focus on a wrestler...

Course Correction

Kashmir’s seminary network is acknowledging the concerns but it would require strong societal backing to encourage the Dar-ul-Ulooms’ to start producing skilled people so that their graduates have enough space for decent livelihoods outside...

Kashmir’s Yarkand Links

With Yarkand Sarai, one of the trading landmarks in Srinagar, in the focus of recent government intervention, Kashmir’s Silk Route memories have revived. Scholar Dr Abdul Hamid Sheikh details the systems and practices of...

Historian Hangloo

On the eve of the publication of his ninth major book, historian Prof Rattan Lal Hangloo spent a few days in Srinagar after a protracted absence of nine years. Living outside Kashmir since 1978,...

Exceptional Mirzas’

On the state and status of governance and people in Kashmir prior and after the Dogra rule are a thick volume of letters in the archives, written by a family of writers connected with...

Fleeing The War Theatre

As Russia finally invaded the NATO member, Ukraine, its weakest neighbour, scores of Kashmiris were caught in the medical campuses. While efforts are underway to evacuate them, Syed Samreen talked to a few who...

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