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Glimpses of Dal Lake

Glimpses of Dal Lake

 
A photo feature by Mir Suneem
 
 
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Students for better services at College canteen

Students for better services at College canteen

Srinagar: Students of Women’s College, M.A Road, complain that the hygiene at the college’s canteen was very poor.
The students allege that mice could be seen roaming inside the canteen raising question mark over the safety of the food available in the canteen.
“We often go to the canteen. Last week we witnessed rats going around the premises,” said a group of students from arts department.
However, the canteen proprietor dismissed the complaints of the students as “false”.  » Read more about: Students for better services at College canteen  »

Women’s College library goes high tech

Women’s College library goes high tech

Srinagar: The automation of library in Government College for Women, M.A Road has started, 67 years after its establishment.
Officials said that the automation was need of the hour as it would reduce manual work and save time.
Librarian of the college, Umaira said that from now on all the data related to books will be accessible through computers.
She said that they would access the books through OPAC (online public access catalogue facility) in the library,  » Read more about: Women’s College library goes high tech  »

Students demand proper dumping yard in Women’s College

Students demand proper dumping yard in Women’s College

Srinagar: Students are aghast over lack of a proper garbage dumping space at Women’s College, M.A Road, Srinagar.
There is no closed dumping yard in the college and the garbage is piled in open outside the zoology department.
The students face a lot of problems owing to the stink it creates and water logging on rainy days.
“Many a times we are forced to bunk our classes to save ourselves from the strong smell coming from the garbage.  » Read more about: Students demand proper dumping yard in Women’s College  »

Students eagerly wait for maiden coffee shop in Women’s College

Students eagerly wait for maiden coffee shop in Women’s College

Srinagar: To provide students some space to socialise and relax, authorities in Women’s College, M.A Road, Srinagar have decided to open a coffee shop –Cafe- within the campus.
The initiative was taken by the home science department in 2016 to construct a single storey cafe near the administrative block of the college.
Estimated to cost Rs 32 lakh, officials said that the engineering department will take some more time to complete the construction.
“The idea was to create a space for the student and the teachers where they would relax and have some good coffee.  » Read more about: Students eagerly wait for maiden coffee shop in Women’s College  »

Picturing Kashmir’s Street Food

Picturing Kashmir’s Street Food

 
 
 
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CM Scooty Scheme: 6 months on, students struggle to get documents

CM Scooty Scheme: 6 months on, students struggle to get documents

Srinagar: Hundreds of women students, who were provided scooties on subsidy by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, are struggling to get the registration certificates (RCs) of their vehicles even after six months.
 
The students say that the scooty dealers, who were asked to get the RCs of the vehicles, are dillydallying in providing them the documents even as the traffic department officials are ceasing the two-wheelers.
 
“While traveling from college to home, a few days ago,  » Read more about: CM Scooty Scheme: 6 months on, students struggle to get documents  »

Women students break stereotypes, start businesses online

Women students break stereotypes, start businesses online

Srinagar: They are still in their college and have already established their businesses.
 
The urge to do something new and to “prove that girls are no less than boys” made these two friends, Rabiya Maqbool and Peerzadi Ainain, start their own apparel businesses, online.
The 21-year-old friends, both students of Women’s College MA Road, sell designer wears, Abhayas, Kaftans and other girl accessories by getting orders over social networking sites.
 
“I always desired to do something that would make my parents proud and make myself happy as well.  » Read more about: Women students break stereotypes, start businesses online  »

Young Programmer Makes Learning Easier for Students

Young Programmer Makes Learning Easier for Students

As the Kashmir Valley keeps on countersigning the unfortunate turbulences, its youngsters keep contributing to the society with their creative ideas.
Sixteen-year-old Danish Rashid from Awantipora in Pulwama in south Kashmir has developed an educational android app “live school Kashmir” (www.liveschoolkashmir.com), predominantly for the students from class 8th to 12th. They can get the study materials, avail tutorials and generate questions.
“The app was developed in contemplation with the prevailing situation in the valley keeping in view the loss students face,” said Danish,  » Read more about: Young Programmer Makes Learning Easier for Students  »

Calligraphy: A Casualty of Technology

Calligraphy: A Casualty of Technology

In a dimly-lit room at Srinagar’s congested downtown, Mohammad Ayoub, 60, dusts his stacked collection of old newspapers.
Memoir of his ‘golden past’, the collection forces an expression of despair onto his face. Ayoub was a calligrapher who wrote countless newspapers with his hands in the pre-computer era. The way the silverfishes have eaten their way into the newspapers now reflects how the calligraphers and the calligraphy were jolted by the advent of technology.
“The nibs of our pens have dried out and most of the Katibs (calligraphers) have switched professions,” Ayoub says.  » Read more about: Calligraphy: A Casualty of Technology  »

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