Special Report


Tasteless Anchar

Once famous for its fish, Nadru, and vegetable gardens, Anchar Lake struggles to survive encroachment, waste dump, and official neglect. Syed Asma reports Son of a fisherman Ashraq Kundroo, 29, has lived almost



Bumpy Ride

 It is painful to travel from south to centre or north in Kashmir, quite literally. With highway connecting Srinagar to Qazigund and other peripheral areas in the south in mess, it is nothing


Bashir Ahmed with his son in this picture he had posted on Facebook.


SAUDI ARABIA A family of six from Batamaloo met tragic accident in Saudi Arabia and perhaps left no one to mourn. Bashir Ahmad Mir (40) working as a Manager HR in Saudi KAD



Itrat Khan

Itrat Khan 1998-2016  The journey of an energetic, vibrant, young fighter came to an end early this week. Itrat Khan, 18, born and brought up in the narrow lanes of downtown Nawakadal, was




Kashmir’s First Strike

G M Lone The Shalbaf procession is a very significant event in the history of Kashmir. It was the first ever agitation against the exploitative work system. It was on 29 April 1865



Default Culprits

Saima Bhat In any conflict zone, killings, torture, disappearances, rapes are common. But in Kashmir, a conflict zone too, such things have become a norm. Within this ‘normal’ like situation, what sets us

The Straight Curve


Shadow of the Floods

 Arshid Malik  Flashback September, 2014: There was an outcry in the neighbourhood that woke me up from my slumber followed by gurgling sounds of water jettisoning into our lane. I got out of

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When Curtains Fall

As Durbar closes in Jammu for a six-month stint in Srinagar, Tasavur Mushtaq describes the scenes that set in as files started sleeping into the tin trunks for a 300-km journey All of



Farm Tech

After replacing bulls with tractors, Kashmir’s agriculture sector lost steam and appetite for modernisation. Zafar Aafaq reports the stagnation and challenges At 7:30 am, Tariq Ahmad and his father Mohammad Akbar are negotiating



Ladies with Lamp

By dusk of April 22, multiple candlelight vigils were held in different parts of the world against Handwara killings. The vigil being a brainchild of a Kashmiri lady living in US was participated

Photo Feature

Athwajan Stone Quarry photo by Bilal Bahadur

Quarry Quarrels

As J&K implements new set of rules for the first time after 54 years to regulate mining, thousands of workers struck work and brought construction sector to a grinding halt. Whatever the outcome,


Abdul Razak Mir alias Bachru (Ex-MLA Kulgam)

Abdul Razak Mir (Bachru)

Abdul Razak Mir (Bachru) (1928-1996) When Abdul Razak Mir (Bachru), who fought on MUF ticket from Kulgam, would attract huge crowds during canvassing: courtesy his brand new Maruti 800 car. The moment results



Bridging Designs

It took even late CM Mufti by surprise when he learned about the face behind Zero Bridges design. Ubeer Naqushbandi reports When late CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed was told by JKPCC officials that



Not Easy Ride

He started with manufacturing geysers for Kashmir markets. Despite lackluster response, he put his bets on a battery operated vehicle to ease passenger woes. Saima Bhat reports It took more than two decades


Young Artist

Young Artist

Fahad Mubarak s/o Mubarak Ahmad Shah of Homshalibugh (Yaripora), Kulgama is a 4th standard student at EFF EMM School Islamabad. He drew this cartoon for Kashmir Young Life.


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Trapped in Traps

By Syed Tajamul Hussain A dot of beauty, history is enough for it Many have left homes to take glimpse of it   Paradise on earth, everyone was singing After trapped in traps,



In Whatsapp Defence

By Masood Hussain In run-up to the assembly elections in 1996, governor’s administration created a sort of terror to counter the fear that ruled the streets. Following strictly the style that paramilitary BSF