A Day with the Purig Cultural and Literary Society in Kargil

The affiliation with media profession since last many years provided me the opportunity to hold the veins and gauge public sentiments on different issues. And I believe that the current young generation is much enthusiastic about reviving and preserving the local language. Sensing this curiosity among youth the Purig Cultural and Literary Society has been quenching the thrust of the Purgi speaking community. I was also wondering, how the society would contribute in reviving the culture and p...

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Purgi Cultural Society Pays Tribute to Folk Song Legend Master Hussain Silmo

VoL Desk, May 26: A delegation of Purig Cultural & Literary Society  (PCLS) Kargil led by it’s President and noted Drama Artist Kacho Ahmed Khan (NSDite) visited the eternal resting place of legendary Purgi Folk Song Artist, Late Haji Mohammad Hussain Silmo (State Awardee) today and paid rich tribute and reverence to the legendary artist by reciting Fatiha and showering flowers on the grave.

This program was being organised to signify the onset of Mendoq-rGyaspa (The festival of Showering...

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Primary Shrinking, Secondary Struggles: The Issues Facing Government Schools in Ladakh

While the whole country is buzzing about the success stories and school performance in the recent CBSE results, the Union Territory of Ladakh is experiencing the worst board exam performance, and no one is ready to talk about it. The recent haphazard switch from JKBOSE to CBSE, the centralized packaging syllabus, the abstract concepts, the language challenges, and the session examination session have all been suddenly imposed on the schooling system of Ladakh without considering the region’s...

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Diversity and cultural fests of Ladakh

Ladakh, a region renowned for its vibrant cultural heritage, celebrates a plethora of festivals throughout the year. These festivals are deeply rooted in the religious and cultural traditions of the predominantly Buddhist and Muslim population of the region. Each festival holds its own significance, ranging from commemorating religious events to marking the changing seasons. Here are some of the most prominent cultural festivals celebrated in Ladakh.

Hemis Festival: The Hemis Festival, he...

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Ladakh Democratic Alliance: A Tale of Strategic Unity and Political Maturity in Kargil

Over the past few days, a new name “Ladakh Democratic Alliance” has been circulating in news in connection to independent candidate from Kargil, Haji Hanifa Jan from Kargil. This recent development has left many people puzzled who are already bewildered by the rapid changes in political scenario like sudden appearance of a joint single candidate from Kargil and the mass resignation of NC members from the Kargil unit. However, within the local political context of Kargil, this development hol...

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It is time the Ulemas of Kargil reconcile for the larger good

Differences of opinion are generally a sign of a vibrant populace wherein individuals and groups demonstrate their capacity to think. There is argument and counterargument, there is debate and discussion and overall a vitality of thought. However, differences also stem from deep-rooted prejudices and deliberate malice that are carried forward by generations long after their origins have lost relevance in the modern era. The institution of caste system in India is one such example, wherein it...

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Kargil: The neglected or the spoilt child of Ladakh?

Before the arrival of the date on which we’ll be choosing our representatives, it is necessary, we glance through our history a little bit to foresee what may work better for us. It is indeed well said that, “to define the future, one must study the past.” 

If we look at all the developmental activities of the not-so distant past we can come to a very fundamental question, that is, ‘is Kargil the neglected child or the spoilt child of Ladakh?’ This question held relevance since a long tim...

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Career in Political Science: University of Ladakh offers Master Degree programme in Political Science

Political science is a fascinating field that deals with the study of politics, government, and public policy. It examines the processes and institutions that shape the lives of individuals and communities, both locally and globally. A degree in political science will provide you with a strong foundation in political theory, comparative politics, international relations, public administration, electoral politics, foreign policy and research methods. It also rigorously tries to understand the...

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Preparing for Quantum Future: Redefining Cybersecurity Protocols

The field of cybersecurity faces a transformative challenge – one that not only reshapes the landscape of data protection and encryption but also introduces the era of quantum computing. Quantum computing, based on the principles of quantum theory, which govern the behavior of energy and matter at atomic and subatomic levels, is poised to disrupt the status quo. While our current cybersecurity measures are robust, they may soon be overwhelmed by the unprecedented processing power of quantum ...

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The Plight of Changpa Nomadic Tribe

The Changpas reside on this high-altitude plateau that sprawls in the western and northern parts of Tibet and further extends to Ladakh in India. Most of the regions that the Changpas reside in are quite inhospitable and unsuitable for farming. Thus, the primary occupation of the tribe is the rearing of yaks, horses, and sheep.

The famous “Pashmina” goats, whose soft wool is famous throughout the world, is found in this region. Pashmina, a highly coveted cashmere wool, comes from the fine...

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