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


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


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


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



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


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


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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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


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


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

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Tunnel Vision

Syed Junaid Hashmi Jammu Part of 286-km-long four-laning of the Jammu-Srinagar highway, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday inaugurated 9.28Km Nashri-Chenani tunnel, the longest in South-East Asia. The structure consists of a 9 km


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,


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


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



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.


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



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