Published January 4th, 2018 by

Here do you express and unwind yourself

Net users are to be tamed and trained in a way that they should understand the values of freedom of speech and expression in the right perspective

After the arrival of television and advancement in information technology, many of our tech-savvy friends and colleagues would often mention about the possibility of audiovisual telephony. And then the day arrived when the whole world overcoming all physical and political barriers turned into a virtual global village. All this technological advancement created a huge network of information and a worthwhile platform of social media enabling people to express and disseminate ideas and knowledge throughout the world. So, mankind created a virtual cyber world—the cyberspace. Almost all parts of the world are in the grip of the internet and the social media became the ultimate and affordable tool to interrelate and communicate.

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Published December 29th, 2017 by

The United Nations unites against US

The thumping UN vote created a new world order of positive thinking and say a big ‘No’ to intimidation.

From the day go Donald Trump as president of United States of America tried to attract world and American people’s attention habitually for wrong reasons. Starting with a team to tread on a path of confrontation of his choice, interestingly after almost a year, his administrative setup appears getting cracks. Out of his White House appointments and cabinet nominations till now he has fired several and others left his team of their own. This speaks a lot about Trump’s working and his mindset. Apart from his controversial domestic policies, Trump ruffled many feathers on foreign policy matters. Meddling with North Korea, and most interestingly having an extra warm leaning towards Israel and outrightly supporting its aggressive policies against Palestinians have brought the US to a situation of military confrontation and isolation.

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Published December 22nd, 2017 by

The whole administration is about two things- Respect and Justice

Open Letter to President, Kashmir Administrative Officers Association.

Anyways, whatever your agenda and guiding force to unite, I am here to have a positive interaction with you regarding recent incidents of unpleasant confrontation between officers of your fraternity and staff of other departments

It is a privilege to converse with the leader of an elite group of officers of the state administration. Many people out of malice don’t recognize your organization with a premise that there is no provision of trade unionism with state’s gazetted services. whatever the rules say, I personally acknowledge every association where several likeminded people with common and justified agenda unite to strive for their cause. So, your organization fits well with my idea of an association, that too when the overall situation of our everyday life is like famous Pakistani poet Ahmad Faraz’s couplet, “Mera Us Sheher-E-Adawat Mein Basera Hai Jahan, Log Sajdon Mein Bhi Logon Ka Bura Sochtay Hain…!”.

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Published December 13th, 2017 by

Let private sector flourish, but not as a money-minting industry. It has to be a mission to teach and learn

These statements of the honorable education minister in the context of existing monstrous tuition scenario in the state has opened a whole new debate and made the task of streamlining the existing education set-up more challenging.

Any state with flawed education is a nation with no real wealth to shine. People lacking prospects of quality education are more often vulnerable to abuse and deprivation. In the contemporary era, every aspect of life is related to scope and value of education. Empowerment, progress, and well-being are vital issues that get perceptible impetus from real learning and knowledge. State of Jammu and Kashmir over the period of time has shown significant growth on education front since 1947. Consequently, ushering a new era of empowerment and emancipation for a nation suppressed for centuries. However, with unethical race in expansion and unrestricted corruption, some vital aspects of education got severely compromised.

Read More Of private tuition centers!
Published December 8th, 2017 by

The recent happenings make us revise the text of democracy

The worst conflict, particularly during last more than two decades has brought Kashmir to a perilous situation of death and destruction.

Indian democracy is now seven decades old. In comparison to its immediate neighbours, it has flourished swiftly with the active participation of common man. However, even after seventy years, Indian democracy cannot be termed yet complete and perfect. Lack of education and poverty are the main reasons for common man not enjoying the absolute equality and fairness. Within a democracy safety of the citizens (read subjects) is the paramount duty of its rulers more so when the citizen is in its custody. Even autocratic rulers would consider the safety of their subjects as the essence of their ‘Rajdharma’. Many abrasions are bound to occur in an emerging democracy but guarantee to someone’s life, honour and property are fundamentals of fairness and the ultimate duty of the state. Many incidents of custodial deaths and harm to inmates in the country over the period of time are well documented and in many cases, the perpetrators were rightly and adequately punished as per the law. The worst Bhagalpur blinding of undertrials in 1980 in the state of Bihar put the then budding Indian democracy to a strenuous test. And at that time the apex court had to intervene and in a landmark judgment order compensation to the victims.     

Read More Democracy and plight of Prisoners!
Published December 4th, 2017 by

Is our healthcare system crumbling?

In the absence of proper facilities most of our doctors avoid working in rural areas and for last seven decades, we are unable to provide a conducive working atmosphere for doctors and health workers in places other than big hospitals.

Last month I skipped a routine appointment with cardiology department at SKIMS because of the prevailing N1H1 virus scare. No doubt the situation of swine flu was not that bad then, but recent deaths and rising number patients have created a situation of alarm. Particularly, the recent death of a college warden due to the virus under mysterious circumstances has put a question mark on our preparedness and professionalism. Anyways, this is just one virus that has put our healthcare system to test for last several years. In real terms, the overall condition of the state’s healthcare system is not that healthy as is being projected by its managers.

Read More A grave concern