Special Report

Pampore police with seized Codeine Phosphate contraband and peddlers.

Tracking a High

Among the substance abused, Codeine Phosphate has emerged as one of most sought after addicted drug in valley over the years. With police seizing such contrabands at an alarming rate, Bilal Handoo traces



Panic Movement

Panic Movement Three days of non-stop rains created havoc in Kashmir. It was déjà vu moment for people living near river banks in Srinagar and elsewhere. It has been six months since September,



Alliance of Opportunism

Mohammad Ahseem The tragedy of modern day alliance politics professed in a multi party system like in India is severely undermining the ideological commitments that used to define the spirit of political parties.




Kentucky It was Rock time and “Kashmir” literally broke down internet. Well, the resurgence of an English rock band Led Zeppelin is to be blamed for this. Forty years after the band released


The Straight Curve



The “Sheikh Pandit”

He did not abandon his house even during peak militancy years of 90s. But recent floods forced Moti Lal Dhar to abandon his collapsed house and seek refuge in a tent. Syed Asma



Jama’at Line

The controversy that erupted over a unionist leader speaking at a Jama’at organized function ended in drawing clear lines between unionists and separatists. Shah Abbas talks about the fault lines that simmer within




As gunmen barged inside the office of French Magazine Charlie Hebdo and killed 12 people including the celebrated cartoonists known for their controversial cartoons on the prophet of Islam, an anti-Muslim wave engulfed



Predicting Right!

Officials are upbeat that after installation of Japan’s hi-tech X-Band Doppler Weather Radar system in Kashmir calamities can be predicted in time to minimize damages. Saima Bhat reports           



A ‘Different’ Sheikh

He was a Kashmiri rather than an Indian. That is how Sheikh Nazir Ahmad, a NC stalwart who breathed his last on Tuesday, is remembered by people. Tasavur Mushtaq talks to people close

News Notes


News Notes

Papa’s Boy Taking strong note of inaction by the police department with respect to absconding associate of infamous government gunman Papa Kishtwari, a local Court Monday directed SSP Srinagar to submit a detailed

Photo Feature

A man rides on bicycle during snowfall in Kashmir.

Carpeting Valley White

After days of rains Kashmir valley finally received seasons first major snowfall. As life came to a virtual halt in Srinagar and its neighbouring areas, photojournalist Bilal Bahadur toured the near deserted, snow-covered

Arts & Culture


An Incomplete CANVAS

It was her husband’s wish to see her become a celebrated artist. But before Naseema could finish her first major work, he died leaving behind a family of three to fend for themselves.



Unfading Pulse

By Hirra Sultan     I knew: I was breathing my last! So, I wanted to soak in all, I had; See everyone… I had loved to caress, Everyone, before I leave.  


Pics: Durdana Bhat

Unreported  Alleys

Almost six months after floods hit valley, Mandir Bagh in the heart of the city continues to be a haunting place with flood-torn houses and structures. Durdana Bhat picks some untold stories from


Pic: Durdan Bhat

Sighs and Echoes

Durdana Bhat The whole world seems saying: there is a way out of everything. So then I thought of opening the door and going indoors. Just to collect the waves and cease them.

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.



Soft Targets  

With no educational infrastructure available back home students from Kashmir end up becoming victims of anti-Muslim and anti-Kashmiri rhetoric in mainland India. Saima Bhat talks to one of the eight students who was


Sheikh Nazir

The One With No Title

With NC veteran leader Sheikh Nazir Ahmad laid to rest, Kashmir Life reproduces here a longish blog of his nephew and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. Written on May 2008, that was peak



Dawah through Facebook

Raashid Ul Nabi Khan Since my childhood I was having very much interest in Dawah (invitation towards Islam). But one thing was missing: a good platform. In 2009, my dream came true when