Going Solar: a hot idea for cool Kashmir

The sun never tires of its coming and going

Padma Rao Sundarji

This month, I researched photovoltaic (PV), or, electricity from the sun’s rays: a subject as replete with jargon as I am technologically-challenged.  But the advancement in solar technology is breathtaking, the engineering relatively easy to understand and the urgency of adopting it in India More

Bear Facts

There are conflicting reports about why the bear was in the village in the first place

Dr. Ajaz A. Baba

Those of you who have read ‘The Jungle Book’ or at least watched Mowgli on TV may think themselves to be familiar with the workings inside a Jungle but then that is how Rudyard Kipling saw things. Times have changed and Kipling is long dead and his ideas outmoded. The Jungle Book today would be an More

Indo-Pak: Shift in Strategy

In changed circumstances and interests India should recast its Pakistan policy

Dr Gull Wani

In the earlier column I had argued for a change in India’s strategic culture vis-à-vis Pakistan considering both regional and global profile of India and also the fact that much of Indian state’s post independence political and diplomatic energy got consumed in its enmity with Pakistan. Besides, there More

Keeping Egypt’s Republic

Morsi must overcome his Brotherhood suspicions to forge a credible constitutional assembly including liberal opponents

Roger Cohen

President Mohamed Morsi of Egypt has made a big blunder. His motives may have been honorable — I am inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt — but the error is grave and needs to be rectified.His seizure through decree of near absolute power, placing him above judicial oversight, recalls More

  • Kashmir

Amnesty slams JK Government over Danish’s detention

‘State Authorities Must Halt Practice Of Arbitrary Arrests Particularly Of Children’


Srinagar, Nov 30: Global rights watchdog, Amnesty International (AI) Friday condemned what it calls the arbitrary detention of a minor Danish Farooq in Jammu and Kashmir, noting that J&K Government More

  • Srinagar City

Slow services irk passengers at Srinagar International Airport

Air travel takes less time, collecting luggage takes more


Srinagar, Nov 30: Air travel could be saving precious time of passengers but those landing at Srinagar International Airport nowadays curse their decision of taking the flight as luggage collection takes More

  • Jammu

NC-Congress campaign ends in Jammu region

Coalition for empowerment of common man: Rana, Tara


Nagrota, Nov 30: The coalition candidates ended their election campaign for the Legislative Council polls here on Friday, a NC spokesman in a statement. He said that out of 43 sarpanchs, 39 along with More

  • South Asia

Pak, Afghan talks on Strategic Partnership


Islamabad, Nov 30: Pakistan and Afghanistan today began negotiations on a Strategic Partnership Agreement even as Kabul called on Islamabad to take more steps, including the release of Taliban detainees More

  • World



United Nations, Nov 30: Palestine overwhelmingly won a historic UN General Assembly vote which will upgrade its status to non-member observer state at the world body, a stinging diplomatic setback to the More

  • GK Careers

‘My aim is to retain marginalized children in government schools’

State of Education


In an interview with Shabir Ibn Yusuf, Director School Education, Kashmir, M Shafi Rather, while admitting that all is not well with the government schools in Kashmir, says he wants to link marginalized More

  • GK Features

Principal Caretaker

A retired teacher revived a neglected Pandit school in Nawakadal and ensured the temple inside the school was never closed for devotees



When 76-year-old Ghulam Muhammad Malik retired as a government teacher in 1995, he had looked forward to his post-retirement life. But when the local people from Khankah-Sokhta in Nawakadal approached More

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