Measuring Happiness

About Positive Emotions and Life satisfaction

Mudassir Hassan Pandith

Positive emotions serve as markers of flourishing or optimal well-being. They are described as the central component of happiness. People who enjoy frequent positive emotions and experience few negative emotions, along with a judgement that their life is satisfying, are considered happy. A number More

Safety is Action

Before an earthquake hits think well of safe structures

Er. Shujaat Hussain

It was frightening to see an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 on the Richter scale with epicenter in Baderwah area of J&K causing damage to innumerable houses and loss of some lives as well. The epicenter of the Earthquake is located on the Chenab valley along the confluence of major fault-lines More

Get Out Of ‘My’ Mosque

It reminded me of the great dervish – Shams Tabrez

Othman Salim

Winter comes with its own set of problems - bad roads, water logged streets and weather that leaves no room to tolerate either. A few days back, an old friend of mine walking home from work landed his feet in a pothole before his reflexes could help him. Drenched, he thinks of a way to warm his feet More

  • Kashmir

Pellet guns threat to life: SHRC

Seeks Response From Government, Police


Srinagar, May 14: Observing that use of pellet guns by government forces was a serious threat to life, the State Human Rights Commission has issued notices to J&K Government and Director General of More

  • Srinagar City



Srinagar, May 14: Spotting over a hundred stray dogs on prowl around could be scary and equally deadly, but this is a routine for the people living in this summer Capital while the politicians from the More

  • Jammu

Azad visits quake-hit Bhaderwah, Doda

Inspects Developmental Works

Doda, May 14: Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad, who is on a visit to the earthquake-affected Doda district, Tuesday visited quake hit areas of Bhaderwah, Ghat and Doda town More

  • South Asia

UJC chief felicitates Nawaz Sharif


Islamabad, May 14: Chairman of the United Jehad Council (UJC) Syed Salahuddin has felicitated the PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif on his landmark victory in the recent polls in Pakistan.“We express our sincere More

  • World

Lord Nazir ends affiliation with Labour Party


London, May 14: Lord Nazir Ahmed, the British parliamentarian of Kashmiri origin, has ended his nearly four decades old affiliation with the Labour Party with “a heavy heart” following a row over his alleged More

  • Gk Features

Muslim caretaker for a Pandit cremation ground

A Kashmiri Muslim family has been taking care of a cremation ground for Pandits for over a century in the interiors of Dal Lake



For over a century a Kashmiri Muslim family in Jala Mohalla in the interiors of Dal Lake on the Rainawari side has been taking care of a cremation ground for Kashmiri Pandits even after their migration More

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