Despite repeated advisories by Kashmir administration, people are involving themselves in social and religious gatherings – if we have another similar chain of cases, who is to blame?
Infectious diseases and even some non-communicable diseases have been stigmatized throughout history. There are ample examples, including tuberculosis, leprosy, mental illnesses, and congenital anomalies....
"I always needed a confirmation that I would not die. So, I start conducting tests at the prospect of slightest of symptoms."
Last week, after seven months of “e-curfew” “virtual drought” and what not, the government lifted the blanket ban on social media usage in Kashmir Valley. Subsequently, thousands of internet users in the Valley bid a farewell to their lifelines – Virtual Private Network (VPN) applications.
Being stuck is hard; waiting to get back home is harder. Every day is a struggle; the courage that I need to gather to face my family and tell them that I won’t be coming takes a toll on me.
"All can change the moment you prioritize yourself, your care; and deeply begin to understand that one can only empathize and nurture others, when they do it for themselves first.”
Coronaviruses (COVID-19) is a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). COVID-19 was first reported in December 2019.
The mediation offer soon hit headlines across the globe. But it was not exclusive as such; the President has been saying, and repeating, the mediation offer.
There will soon be the return of ‘normalcy’ to Delhi. That loaded word which Delhi journalists use in the context of Kashmir to signify the return of subtler forms of persecution.
“They cannot ban VPNs,” says a young self-styled tech-savvy resident of downtown Srinagar. “They have blocked a few ports. If you know how it works then you are good to go again.”