Special Report

Delayed Degrees

A two year PG course takes more than three years to complete in Kashmir University, leaving students in a fix. Saima Bhat talks to students who regret enrolling at Kashmir’s once prestigious institution

Arts & Culture

Life in Colours

A fourth generation Rangar is struggling to save the traditional art of dyeing the yarn from onslaught of modernity and indifference. Jibran Nazir meets the man who fears his tryst with colours will

Society

Food on the Go

Not everybody can afford glitzy restaurants and fast food joints that now dot Srinagar city. There are thousands who still throng city’s famous Food Street that has survived both competition and change. Zafar

Life Story

Change of Heart

Despite a difficult childhood and lifelong disability Riyaz A Wani established himself as a professional singer. But then everything seemed out-of-sync as he had a change of heart. Zubair Sofi tells his story

Interview

“I cannot justify things”

Ace cinematographer Tasaduq Mufti’s formal joining of politics is the new son-rise in Kashmir politics. In a freewheeling interview with Masood Hussain, Mufti Jr talked about his passion, his concerns and his politics

Sub Regional

Stinking Sopore

Once famed for its apple orchards and pristine streams, Sopore town is fast turning into a literal dustbin. Of nine metric tons of waste generated daily around ninety percent ends up in marketplaces

Human Rights

12 Years Later

Twenty three days after the Sarojni Nagar blasts killed 62 people and left 210 injured, Delhi Police swooped on two homes in Kashmir and arrested the “accused”. They discounted their defence that they

Books

Cashmere’s Dogra Taxation System

Robert Thorpe (1838- 1868) was a British soldier who was moved by the exploitation of the Dogra tyranny and penned  Kashmir Misgovernment: An Account of the Economic and Political Oppression of the People

Web Exclusive

Handicrafts

Sozni Daughters

Mechanization of handicrafts apart, hundreds of youngsters, mostly girls, in Kashmir’s periphery are using the art as a decisive tool to help their families come out of social stress and poverty, reports Saima

History

Hari Singh’s legacy

by A G Noorani It is appropriate that Kashmir’s last Dogra ruler, Hari Singh, should be restored to favour by chief minister Mehbooba Mufti. Her record would have endeared her to him. On

Health

Stay Healthy this Winter

By Nahid Khilji Winter, people say, is the time for comfort, good food and staying warmth. However, winters bring along cool temperatures, snowfall, hails, which at times might seem scary and terrible, but

Photo Feature

Spring Sight

The first sign of Spring in Kashmir is blossom-laden almond trees. As the winter is over, the fragrance of spring is all around. The first place to visit is Badam Waer. Kashmir Life’s

Discourse

Drawing Blanks

By: Khursheed Wani Holding elections to get a group of legislators and parliamentarians is not new in Kashmir, nor is the effort of the pro-freedom groups to create spanners in the process. The

Personality

Touseef Mustafa

The picture of a sub-inspector trying to strangulate a senior photojournalist testifies what media persons have to go through in a place like Kashmir. The photojournalist in the picture was Touseef Mustafa, the

Diary

Thailand: Sea, Sand and Sunshine

By: Shams Irfan As the airbus began to descend towards Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport, a mélange of hues: green, neon, grey, blue and red, started to illuminate outside my window. The first look of

Poetry

Sisters of Kashmir

By: Faisal Khan   O sisters of Kashmir! I know your plight But I can’t do anything to prove my might As shadows of oppressor have ceased my sight But don’t worry sister,

Pulse

Fashionable Walk

The decision to open a multi-brand showroom after earning an MBA in UK met resistance from friends and family. But Adnan, a part-time model, was focused. Heena Muzzafar tells his story When Adnan

Politics

Yesma’amship?

After the recent reshuffle in the cabinet, albeit at a small level, chinks in PDPs armour were too visible. The story that an unelected lot has taken the family route to shepherd the

Briefing

Briefing

KUPWARA  In Kashmir, direct hits kill the same way, the stray bullets kill. However what was tragic was that the stray bullets hit two minors who were sleeping in their home. In Batpora

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