Special Report

Bloody Sunday

One of the bloodiest polling days in Kashmir’s recent history left 8 dead and over two hundred injured. Zubair Sofi manages to travel through the still seething Budgam to report the tragedies Funeral

Diaspora

CPEC Impact?

Kashmiri expats in Dubai admit the CPEC is a major development in the region and may impact Kashmir but insist the golden glass emirate shall remain unchallenged for the next two decades, at

History

Zainakote Conversion

Budshah found the karewa an ideal spot to oversee a bird abundant wetland, hunt and rest. Shahmiris gone, the garden became a habitation and gradually an industrial area that in last thirty years

Places

Zainatilak, the missing town

Budshah built massive infrastructure in his half a century rule. Barring a few canals, nothing exists. But almost everything he built, names are still the same. However, there is only one exception, reports

Interview

Culture

The fall of Zaina Kadal  

By building a bridge on Zaina Kadal, Budshah created an access between the two halves of the city. But this was one of few projects that the longest serving Shahmiri king executed in

Feature

Zainapora, Budshah’s southern shelter

Almost following a central Asian saint, Zainulabideen reached a dusky south Kashmir village to create his palace and a garrison. The village remembers everything but has not been able to protect anything, reports

Tourism

Walls Do Speak

A group of artists joined hands to restore abandoned structures in tourist hot-spots across Kashmir. But that is not all they intend to do. Saima Bhat reports the idea behind Alif foundation Next

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Sub Regional

Whither Zainageer

One of the major belts that Budshah made famous was the Zainageer in Sopore outskirts. He had built a palace and set up a vast canal to help people produce more food. More

Health

Stopped to Die

Once again ambulance drivers became target of law enforcing agencies while ferrying injured. Aabid Hussain met one driver who survived with a broken arm and a lifelong guilt On April 9, 2017, Nisar

Conflict

Fate of Two Adils’

They were an employee and an employer, sharing not only the name but an urge to rebel, too. Shams Irfan tells the story of south Kashmir’s two slain friends whose motivation to pick

Photo Feature

Lailat al Mehraj

By: Bilal Bahadur Mehraj-ul-Alam was celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety across Jammu and Kashmir. Thousands of devotees thronged the shrines and masjids and had night-long special prayers. The biggest congregation of the

Discourse

Between Three Decades

By: Khursheed Wani The just concluded by-election for the Central Kashmir parliamentary seat was unprecedented. Like the most maligned assembly elections of March 1987, the election discourse showed up again in similar connotations,

Forum

Budshah Still Lives?

More than 500 years have passed but Sultan Zainulabideen still dominates the governance circuit. Zubair Sofi asks people of eminence and history about the phenomenon Khalid Bashir – Historian We can’t say that

Personality

Dr Farooq Abdullah

When at the age of 78, Kashmir’s flamboyant politician Dr Farooq Abdullah lost his first ever election in 2014, he was almost written off from the political map of J&K. His loss coupled

Ink

The Muslim intolerance factor

By S.S Qadri The flare up of issues pertaining to the Muslim community in India, howsoever incipient they may seem, insinuate to the growing fanaticism that is beclading the Indian nation.  It appears

Pulse

Following Heart

Instead of following the obvious he chose to follow his heart. Aabid Hussain tells his story On December 21, 2016, Tabish Gulzar, 22, travelled to Delhi hoping to make a career in modeling.

Poetry

The tearful eyes…

by Javeed Ahmad Rather   “Splinters and ashes, Shrieks and smoke Noise of wails, Frightful mourning Scary gun powder, Bloody stones, Borders, Homes afire Trenches with skeletons, Ramparts, and repentant time, Scattered scriptures, Wet

Briefing

Briefing

BEERWA A brief video recorded by a teenager has enraged Kashmir. Shot during the day of re-poll by this fleeing boy, who was afraid by the incident, it has emerged the first instance

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