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Campus Diary: Government Degree College Kargil
KARGIL, Tuesday, August 7, 2018 : Kargil district has three colleges offering undergraduate degree programmes and a Satellite campus of Kashmir University offering Integrated Bachelor/Master courses in science and arts stream.     Government Degree College, Kargil was established in the year 1995.  There are 2,500 students enrolled with 25 permanent teaching faculty and 23 on academic arrangements.   The institution offers Under Graduate Degree courses in Arts, Science and Commerce Stream and also the Skill enhancement courses....
By Stanzin Dasal
CAMPUS DIARY: Eliezer Joldan Memorial College, Leh
LEH, Saturday, June 30, 2018 : Degree College Leh was established in the year 1994 and was renamed as Eliezer Joldan Memorial College Leh, in the year 2005. Student enrolled: 1486. Teaching Faculty: 42 with 34 Permanent and 8 Contractual. All science, arts and commerce courses are offered    ...
By Stanzin Dasal
Fed up with trash, smell, Diskitsal residents want Bombgarh shifted
Solid waste management plant likely to be completed by August 2018
LEH, Thursday, May 31, 2018 : LEH: Nearly one year ago, the residents of Diskitsal demanded to shift the dumping site of Bombgarh to some other place and they were promised that the landfill would be shifted by the end of April 2018. But so far nothing has been done. The increasing garbage issue with no waste management solution is becoming a major challenge in Leh. ...
By Kunzang Chosdol
Why should hygiene be a concern for us?
LEH, Wednesday, May 2, 2018 : How many of us ensure in a restaurant or a salon whether the food they serve and the tools and equipment they use are hygienic and safe? In this regard, the merchants association, Leh, has written a letter to Chief Medical Officer and Municipal Corporation on March 20, requesting to check the hygienic part in restaurants and salons. ...
By Rinchen Angmo Chumikchan
Complete mismanagement of healthcare system in Ladakh
LEH, Saturday, December 2, 2017 : I am neither a trained health personnel nor a health policy maker, but I have been involved in patient-care for more than 35 years now. I have been closely observing the evolving history of the healthcare system of Ladakh all these years....
By Tashi Wangchuk
Union territory for Ladakh: Issues and challenges
LEH, Wednesday, May 17, 2017 :
Union territory has been the long-standing demand of Ladakh since 1949, from then the people of Ladakh has been reiterating our demand for the union territory. The demand has been legitimate on the various grounds like on basis of Geographical, ...
The politics of Ladakh: Need for practical and inclusive demands
LEH, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 :
The demand for Union Territory status has been the central axis around which the politics of Ladakh (mainly Leh) revolved ever since Independence. A lot has been talked and written about this long, persistent demand. Therefore, this demand became ...
By Jegmet Sangyas
Negotiating Modernity: Youth, Technology and Culture
Friday, April 29, 2016 : Till a few decades back, Ladakh was primarily an agrarian society with a subsistence economy. The introduction and growth of a market economy, especially tourism, modern communication technology, media, and education have accelerated these changes. These have each contributed in shaping a distinct form of modernity in the lives of youth (15-29 years, India) in Ladakh....
By Tsering Norphel (Stakmo)
The messy affairs of Ladakh Affairs
LEH, Friday, April 29, 2016 : While the induction of Chhering Dorjay into the J&K Cabinet is a positive step, not allotting the Ladakh Affairs Department to him speaks volumes on the attitude of Kashmir and Jammu-centric politicians towards Ladakh. Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in May 2014, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nitin Gadkari had announced from the historic Leh Polo Ground on granting of Union Territory (UT) status for Ladakh within six months. But, unfortunately, when it comes to the actual action, the BJP is not comfortable even having a Ladakhi to look after the Ladakh Affairs Department. ...
By Tsewang Rigzin
Social Freedom Vis-À-Vis Social Responsibility
Leh, Thursday, March 3, 2016 : Social freedom from my perspective can be defined as the individual freedom to want what one desires and the freedom to live without fear, and also the freedom to agree to disagree. Many in the world are denied freedom and their lives are repressed by religious and political fundamentalism and thus there is constant conflict both within and outside. It is also the freedom to choose our lifestyle based on our aptitude and interest without having to be dictated by others. ...
By Tsewang Norbu Vivek
Small Hydro Power Plants: The Golden Boys of Ladakh
LEH, Thursday, March 3, 2016 : Small hydropower is a proven and mature technology. It’s predictable, high conversion efficiency and cost competitive renewable energy source. It requires relatively high initial investment but has the advantage of very low operation costs and long lifespan. Another beautiful advantage is about its gentleness when it comes to its operation it has a property of quick start and stops and can respond to the change in load faster especially at the time of load shedding and brownouts unlike thermal plant which is very slow and sluggish that’s why I take metaphor “Golden Boys”....
By Konchok Ishey
The Great Ladakhi Dilemma
Leh, Tuesday, March 1, 2016 : Ladakh, a region which was an independent kingdom for centuries, was annexed by the Dogra rulers, in 1834, and successfully integrated under the Dogra domain, centered in Jammu, in 1846. Then after, it remained as a province which included Baltistan (now on the other side of the border) commonly known as “Ladakh Wazarat”. Though, the voice of a distinct and separate Ladakhi identity echoed high even before independence in Ladakh. However, at the dawn of independence, an inevitable apprehension took hold in all the three regions (Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh) of the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) equally. ...
By Haider Ali Askary
Are we ethically going bankrupt?
Economic development vis-à-vis upholding moral and spiritual values
Leh, Tuesday, August 18, 2015 : Ladakh over the past three decades has emerged as one of India's leading tourist destinations, attracting visitors across the globe. Westerners when they first discovered and came to Ladakh, they had a strong feeling of Déjà vu. Initially, they couldn’t understand what was going on but soon they realized that they had come back to a civilization that they had long lost. ...
By Tsewang Norbu Vivek
The curse of Early Marriage: a case of Zanskar
Zanskar, Thursday, August 13, 2015 : It is a great concern of social stability and development of the valley. It annoys me persistently that the young boys & girls are trap in early marriage in Ladakh in general and Zanskar in particular, the young stars are getting married at an early age, which is not an appropriate age to do so, the legal age of boy should not be less than 21 years and the age of girl should not be less than 18 years old but they don’t care about what the law says but our tradition is, just get married. It indicates the lack of awareness and socialization here the senior students should come forward and can play a vital role as guidance or friend to help them....
By Gurmath Lotos
Do Food Expiration Dates Really Matter?
Leh, Thursday, August 13, 2015 : In today’s scenario, it is usually found that the prices of consumer goods traded in the markets are settled arbitrarily by the manufacturers. It becomes very difficult for consumers to check whether retailers are actually charging the correct amount of local taxes on the products they sell. ...
By Padma Angmo
Battling Water Scarcity in Leh
Leh, Wednesday, May 13, 2015 : In a very real sense, water is life. Life on Earth started in water and without water life as we know it cannot continue. To provide potable water to each and every one is the responsibility of the concerned authorities and administration. The drinking water crisis in the Leh city was since long time and it is still going on.  The city is known as the most developed and beautiful place in the whole Ladakh region.
By Gurmath Lotos
Can we rely on social networking sites for news!
Leh, Monday, April 20, 2015 : Everybody is a journalist these days.Everyone has a news to share, does not matter how he got the news, from where did he get it and what is the credibility of such a news.One will say what one has to say.These words 'Freedom of expression', believe it or not, I hear so much that now its boring me to death.

Facebook, twitter, whatsapp etc imagine life without all these in today’s time.These are the channels people use to vent their 'freedom of expression' anger. I remember the story when once Ralph Waldo Emerson was walking on a footpath when another person came swinging his walking stick. Upon which Ralph told him it might hit someone walking on the footpath. The man promptly stated that it was within his right to do whatever he pleases. Ralph replied "your freedom to swing your stick ends where my nose begins"! Amusing as it is his answer but how thoughtful. ...
By Hajira Bano Balkhang
The use, misuse and abuse of the mobile phone
Technology and a culture of disrespectfulness do not mix
Leh, Monday, April 20, 2015 : The dramatic rise in the misuse of mobile phone rings alarm bells. There is no doubt that technology has advanced more this half-century than it ever has. ...
By Rinchen Angmo Chumikchan
Polluted flows the Indus near Choglamsar Bridge
Choglamsar, Tuesday, April 14, 2015 : Indus River which is popularly called as ‘Singay Ltsangspo’ or  ‘Sindhu Nadhi’  in Ladakh  is one of the major source which provide drinking water to the people of Leh city and its surrounding areas like Choglamsar, Agling and Spituk. More than that it also provides water for the villages like Shey, Chuchot, Stakna for agriculture.  In the past decades, the water of this river is polluted by the people. The very river that is the life source of many is fast turning into a heap of Garbage near Choglamsar Zampa (Bridge).

By Padma Angmo
Women, stay safe!
Leh, Tuesday, April 14, 2015 : A region like Ladakh which is known for its honesty, selflessness and humanity people are losing their qualities, for which an outsider used to visit us just to see its people and their way of living. Today in Ladakh many crimes are taking place just like other countries. Especially women feel insecure to go outside the house; even a school student has not been forgiven.

By Padma Angmo