Kashmir: True Sight
Born with a rare genetic disorder, Qurat-ul-Ain (26) presents a living demonstration of how perseverance can turn a person, who is medically unfit to study, into a teacher. At three years of age, Qurat was diagnosed with Retinitis pigmentosa, a rare, genetic disorder that involves breakdown and loss of cells in the retina. Doctors advised her mother not to let her study.However, her mother remained steadfast, holding onto her belief that Qurat would make it through the visual disability. And her unflinching support has yielded results: Qurat now teaches computer science to visually-impaired students at the Special Education Needs School (SEN) of Delhi Public School, Athwajan. Hailing from Srinagar’s Sonwar area, the tall and round-faced Qurat has a rich and resonant voice.
Chief Engineer, PDD on power curtailments during winters in Kashmir
With the onset of winter season frequent and unscheduled power cuts are a daily affair in Kashmir. Be it metered areas or not-metered areas, consumers are subjected to long hours of power cuts. People blame Power Development Department( PDD) for the whole mess. We talk to Chief Engineer, PDD Hashmat Qazi to know the reasons behind power curtailments during winters.
Class 12th exams amid shutdown: Parents blame admin for lack of facilities
69000 candidates appeared for the 12th standard board examination today.The students and parents faced great inconvenience in wake of the shutdown called by Joint Hurriyat. The parents blamed the authorities of being unjust as they decided to conduct the exams despite the strike. They urged the government to either provide them with transport facilities or defer the exams in future.
Precautions to take during winters in Kashmir
As winter nears, Dr Naveed Nazir Shah, HoD Chest Medicine at Chest Diseases Hospital in Srinagar speaks about precautions to be taken to avoid common respiratory problems this season.