Drug Abuse in Kashmir: Struggling Through Doom

Female drug addicts in Kashmir on rise

One fine day in September year 2019, Saima (name changed) was walking down through her street with her mother when she came across her younger brother’s shop. However, her brother was not there, upon asking she found that her brother had been arrested. “I still remember it was evening time and it had only been … Read more

How climate change is affecting birds?

How climate change is affecting birds?

Having long-term monitoring data of the natural environment is essential for scientists to be able to study trends and understand the changes that human activity is causing to ecosystems. The available databases on the avifauna of the USA, a pioneer country in the study of birds since the end of the 19th century together with … Read more

How climate change affects people living in poverty?

How climate change affects people living in poverty?

All over the world, people are experiencing the subtle and severe effects of climate change. According to reports published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), “an increase of 2°C would have a major impact on human health, food and safety.” However, this is a situation that we are already experiencing and that is pushing many people to experience … Read more

How does climate change affect women?

How does climate change affect women?

The consequences of climate change affect women more and in very different ways than men. This is pointed out by several reports from international organizations, which highlight the need to take into account the gender issue in order to deal with this environmental problem more fairly and effectively. 80% of refugees are women The impact … Read more

Pride, not Prejudice: owning and exploring sexualities in contemporary India

sexualities in contemporary India

Sexuality across time and space has been seen through a lens of “biology” irrespective of the context. This association has led to a narrow and skewered perspective of the same. India is a country of diversity, home to dreams and dread alike. Just like every other aspect of one’s identity, in this nation, sexuality too … Read more

How Kashmir will become Ladakh soon?

How Kashmir will become Ladakh soon?

Timber trafficking is an increasingly common practice in Kashmir Valley, which threatens the region’s forests. Nearly 1 lakh cubic feet of wood is smuggled out of the Kashmir valley every year could turn Kashmir into Ladakh in the next 40-50 years. “Climate change indicators are quite strong and clear in the region and have impacted … Read more

Scraping Indus Water Treaty; A water bomb waiting to Explode?

Scraping Indus Water Treaty; A water bomb waiting to Explode?

As the world faces the consequences of climate change and global warming, India is no different. The effects are visible across the country and the situation in the upper reaches is no different. The Himalayas are equally facing the brunt of the rising temperatures and a new study indicates that the glaciers that feed several … Read more

Himalayan glaciers could disappear before the end of this century

Himalayan glaciers could disappear before the end of this century

In the Himalayas, a mountain system that stretches across Bhutan, Nepal, China, India and Pakistan and whose name means abode of snow in Sanskrit, rivers fed by glaciers provide water to more than a billion people for the production of food and hydroelectric power. Himalayan glaciers disappear India and Nepal, in particular, rely on meltwater … Read more

Reservation and India: quest of pride, prejudice, and equity

Rservation and India

In February 2022, a Dalit IPS officer had to seek police protection in order to ride a horse to his own wedding celebrations because people from the ‘upper castes’ won’t digest such a display of pride by someone they deem inherently beneath themselves. The operative keyword in this incident is ‘Dalit’. While people born with … Read more

Why so many incidents of flight accidents happening in Nepal?

Why so many incidents of flight accidents happening in Nepal?

The wreckage of the Tara Air plane that went missing in Nepal on Sunday has been found. Four Indians were also on board this plane. The twin-engine plane had taken off from Pokhara to Jomsom on Sunday but disappeared shortly after due to a loss of communication with the air traffic control system. The wreckage … Read more