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.

The First Flock

Defying the restrictions that were imposed by the situation post-August 2019, a number of boys and girls moved out and appeared for the coveted civil service examination. Pirzada Shakir met some of the successful to tell...

Rare Success

After losing her books and both her parents during the process of examination and still making it with better scores sets Insha Lone apart, reports Saifullah Bashir In the recently declared Jammu and Kashmir Board...

An Exceptional KASē

It took him a lot of effort to extract from her mother, where his father is. They would hardly meet as she would toil at ICDS centre in Doda and he would study in...

Deaths By Drowning

Around 35 people, most of them minors, have drowned while bathing in streams and ponds to beat the scorching sun. This has triggered calls for the deployment of lifeguards near water bodies frequented by...

Dos and Don’ts for Students

by Mujahid Mughal Brad Henry defines a teacher as the person who can “inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instil a love of learning” in his students. Inspiring hope, igniting imagination and imbibing the love...
Shabir Kohli’s home at Hardu kichr, Ashmuqam. KL Image: Aaqib Hyder

A Mountainous Feat

A young boy from a modest background put in his all efforts and managed cracking NEET examination with flying colours. Now the tensions in the family are about the costs that they would require...

Online MBBS

The pandemic has forced the students enrolled with offshore medical schools to study virtually from home. This is putting a question mark over their competence as future doctors, reports Farzana Nisar It is 6 am...

Fazlul Haseeb, IAS

UPSC 2017, the results of which were out last week, recorded the lowest ever performance of J&K in recent years. The consolation was Haseeb who made it in the third attempt at rank 36,...

Plant Collectors In Kashmir

While studying Botany, students hardly spare a thought about the processes and the people who gave their lives to identify and name the plants that Kashmir grows. Exceptional botanist, Ralph R Stewart who push-biked into Kashmir more...

Broken Contract

Hundreds of contractual lecturers working for years at various higher secondary schools and colleges were abruptly disengaged after August 2019. Now, in their late twenties and thirties, they are jobless and have nowhere to...

Kashmir’s Constitutional Reforms 1939

The assembly in Jammu and Kashmir is one of the many outcomes of the July 13, 1931 massacre. Recommended by a British officer JB Glancy, the initial assembly, the Parja Sabha had more nominated...

Financing Futures

Educational loans is a lucrative sector for commercial banks but some students in Kashmir desirous of studying abroad find the bank officials “insensitive”. Sameer Yasir looks at the scenario.  Iqbal Paray, 24, wanted to...

IMPRISONED SCHOLARLY

Thousands of people were jailed in Kashmir since 1990’s. Their miserable lives in confinement notwithstanding; scores of them converted their cells into study centers earning themselves impressive degrees. One prisoner even qualified the Kashmir...

Yours Faithfully!

Many tools were employed by Hindu Rulers to manage Muslim subjects. One of them was the Muslim clergy. Khalid Bashir Ahmad details the largesse that Hari Singh approved for Srinagar’s Moulvis and Muftis in...

‘Dos & Don’ts to Make it to KAS’

Hilal Ahmad, a KPS officer of 2010 batch tells Saima Rashid the ‘Dos and Don’ts’ of making it to Civil Services  KL: What do Civil Service exams mean in Kashmir? HA: CSE is considered as...

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