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.

Kashmir: A Lawrence Speech

Walter R Lawrence, one of the most popular British India officers in Kashmir, known commonly as Lawrence Sahab, was an authority on a region pushed to slavery by the East India Company. A land...

Trendsetting Results

The results of the tenth and twelfth standard examination by the JK Board of School Education (BOSE) involving 150 thousand students offers some clear and interesting indications of the state and status of education...

Virtual Game

With more and more kids getting access to fast internet and smartphones, the Covid19 initiated restrictions have created a new generation of youth who play online and make some money too, Raashid Andrabi reports "I...

Khwaja Sanaullah Shawl

Father of freedom movement leader Sauddin Shawl, Khawaja Sanaullah Shawl was one of the most respected traders of his era with a chain of outlets in the region. A philanthropist, he was a friend...

Kashmir 1823

British veterinarian, William Moorcroft (1767-1825), who played a key role in exploring Central Asia for the East India Company, spent a harsh winter in Kashmir (1822-23) at the peak of hugely exploitative Sikh rule....

Virtual Costs

As Covid19 pushed the world towards the tiny phone screens, it has started severely impacting the new generation. Zakia Qurashi talks to experts to offer an idea of the consequences Ahsan, 11, is sitting in...

Dhaka Despatches

Kashmir’s desperation to have a doctor in a family helped Bangladesh emerge as the new destination for medical training. After a medical student's mysterious death recently, Raashid Andrabi talked to many students and found...

Hazratbal 1954

Roads and plenty of cars is a recent phenomenon. In this 1954 travelogue, Pearce Gervis explains how the huge floating gardens, rations and the devotees to Hazratbal chiefly used the abundant waterways After a...

Molvi Rasul Shah (1855-1909)

Mirwaiz Rasul Shah followed Sir Syed Ahmad Khan at a time when the educational deficit had started crippling Kashmiri Muslims, writes M J Aslam Mirwaiz Ghulam Rasul Shah (Mirwaiz Molvi Rasul Shah) was born on...

Kashmir’s Canal Life 1954

Srinagar’s water bodies have historically remained a self-sustaining eco-system in which people lived, worked and thrived throughout. Life remained unchanged for a long time as this 1954 travelogue by Pearce Gervis explains = Going down...

Kashmir’s Church Bells

The oldest Protestant Church over the Rustum Gari hill is being revived and renovated by the government under its smart city project. Constructed in 1896, there is a detailed narrative about the community’s struggle,...

Kashmir 1835

Carl Alexander Anselm Baron von Hügel (1795-1870), a prominent naturalist from Vienna spent more than five years in India. He spent part good time visiting Kashmir in 1835. Though most of his observations and...

Shelling The Nut

People in the private and public sectors are working overtime to discover the endless opportunities that Kashmir’s famed walnut offers. If the nut is managed properly, it can fetch more money than its kernel,...

Kashmir 1877

A Bengal Medical Service professional, G C Ross spent some time in Kashmir in 1877. He wrote a couple of write-ups about the life, amenities and governance in the valley, a year later. The...

The Kangri Cancer

Not in so distant past, most of Kashmir lacked resources to even have adequate garments in winters. Kangri, the fire pot was the only warm tool but its overuse was triggering peculiar cancer endemic...

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