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Rural Tourism in Jammu

Rajan Gandhi A visit to Nagrota and Dansal block on Surinsar-Mansar road ,villages of Bain Bajalta ,Chilla, Aithem-the mesmerizing beauty of the area leaves one thinking why even after 70 years plus since independence and with one crore plus Shri Mata Vaishno Devi pilgrims visiting this area every year ,...

Bollywood Buzz

A one-time watch entertainer

BATTI GUL METER CHALU is the story of the struggles of the common man with regards to the inconsistent electric supply. Sushil Kumar Pant aka SK (Shahid Kapoor), Lalita Nautiyal aka Nauti (Shraddha Kapoor) and Sundar Mohan Tripathi (Divyenndu) are thick friends. All three are based in Tehri in...

Personality

Jitendra Singh: The first life form India is sending to...

Rekha Dixit talks to Dr Jitendra Singh Minister of State for Space and Atomic Energy in connection with India’s space mission. Excerpts of the interview The target date for Gaganyaan is 40 months from now. Will India be ready? Yes. Forty months is nearly four years. The technology is almost ready. We...

Health

Diabetic Retinopathy

Dr. Sanjay Sachdeva Diabetic retinopathy is a condition that occurs as a result of damage to the blood vessels of the retina in people who...

Career & Education

3 months preparation strategy for JEE Main

The countdown to the first ever JEE Main under the National Testing Agency (NTA) has begun. The publishing of the official schedule for the JEE Main 2019 January and April has provided aspirants an option to have two shots at their dream. With, the JEE Main 2019 (January sitting), just...

Society

The Buzz on bullying

Shria Abrol During the school years, bullying is one of the most common expressions of violence in the peer context. Research on bullying started more than forty years ago, when the phenomenon was defined as ‘aggressive, intentional acts carried out by a group or an individual repeatedly and over time...

Book Review

Stirring, bold and blunt

Pushp Saraf During my frequent personal trips to Jammu after 2000 I met Dr Kulvir Gupta through my father Mr Om Prakash Saraf with whom he and his family ---wife Rashmi and daughters Sonali, Shwaita (both medical professionals) and Sunanda (an academician) --- shared a close bond. Soon I was...

Fashion

Beauty Benefits of Potato

Shahnaz Husain The humble potatoes are world's fourth largest food crop which are widely used in culinary cultures across the globe . Though it has become a staple food in several parts of the world yet Most people think of French fries/ aloo ke parathe only when they think of...

Heritage

Jammu’s Pride: Zorawar Auditorium

O P Sharma, Manoj Kumar Jammu’s pride, among others, is general Zorawar Singh Auditorum complex in the University of Jammu Campus. It is unique combination of tradition and high-tech modernity for holding most important conferences with seating capacity of nearly 1400 (950 main auditorium and 450 balcony). Another distinguishing feature of...

Science & Technology

Home Automation in India

Y Udaya Chandar Home automation is the process of building automated systems for a home; the result is known as a 'smart home' or 'smart house'. Home automation systems can control lighting, climate, entertainment systems and appliances. They may also include security services, such as access control and alarm systems....

Art and Culture

The Silver Nomads of the Himalayas

The nomadic Gujjars and Bakkarwals living between the higher mountain reaches to the plains of Jammu in the winters are also known for the beautiful jewellery that their women wear. Kavita Suri reports in the first person. In all my growing up years in the Himalayan state of Jammu and...

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