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Masood Hussain, the artist, earlier taught at Music and Fine Arts College under University of Kashmir.

Talking Trilogy

In wake of separatists’ demand for right of self determination and unionists stand for restoring undiluted autonomy, Masood Hussain sees Delhi’s new trilogy apparently misleading It is tragic that every time it takes


Kashmiri Muslims performing last rites of Kashmiri Pandit.


An interesting post-partition creation, Kashmiriyat is popular in Delhi than in Srinagar. But what it means and why everybody is talking about it these days, Masood Hussain explains “I was happy to see

Human Rights

Irfan's mother and two sisters in the frame. (Photo: Bilal Bahadur/KL)


Humanity is such a vast idea that Kashmir feels quite an outsider in the Insaniyat that is preached and in practice, Bilal Handoo details On close heels of Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee’s


People shout slogans during funeral procession of four youths killed in Aaripanthan area of central Kashmir's Budgam district. People in thousands attended the funeral prayers


Kashmir Life desk offers snapshots of the assembly elections that J&K witnessed post-partition Unlike mainland India, world’s largest democracy has one peculiar thing making it distinct in Kashmir: democracy ends, instead of starting,


People shout slogans during funeral procession of four youths killed in Aaripanthan area of central Kashmir's Budgam district. People in thousands attended the funeral prayers

Dear Readers!

After the on-going crisis started early last month, this is the fifth issue that is in your hands. The irregularity with which we are printing and reduced number of pages might have surprised


CRPF forcing people to erase anti Indi graffiti on the roads after 1953.

Silently Similar

Changing masters and the political geographies have not altered one routine, the summer tensions. Masood Hussain reports the peak crises that have frequented Kashmir during summer for many centuries Given the limitations of


SKIMS Soura.

Refer to SKIMS

As health emergency in Kashmir sent huge wound load to SKIMS, a 24/7 demanding health services freaked medics amid mounting assaults. Almost 40 days later, the hospital is still grappling with gory scenes,



Uploading Uprising…

Before it could trigger uprising in Arab world toward 2010 ending, the social media blitz had already made 2010 Kashmir summer a digital upheaval. Six years after, as another seething summer unfolded in

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Southern Samaritans

As bullet/pellet hit of seething south started crowding Islamabad Hospital, the rising sentiments made it tough for medicos to work before volunteers showed up and streamlined the chaos amid mounting bodies, reports Aakash



Gunning The Gag

In last three decades, Kashmir’s media corps has fought innumerable battles to keep the flickering hope alive. Masood Hussain offers the first hand account of how the latest gag that halted newspaper publication



Brothers in Pain

As Kashmir was pushed into post-Burhan crisis, there are families having more than one member injured. Shams Irfan meets one young man greying fast while shuttling between SMHS and SKIMS to manage his

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Fractured Future

With major city hospitals struggling to manage pellet and gunshot injuries, around two dozen boys are struggling with facial fractures at the dental college. Mohammad Raafi reports…

Public Affairs


Emergency 24X7

Every time Kashmir streets turn into battlefields, hospitals struggled to manage the outcome. Working round the clock medical staff struggled to save the lives amid chaos and rising tempers, a Kashmir Life Team


The house in Bamdoora Kokernag where Burhan and his two associates were killed by forces in an ‘encounter’.

Savaged South

The brief encounter at Bamdoora that triggered massive reaction from south and paralyzed Kashmir for many days has created havoc with scores of lives, reports Aakash Hassan On July 8, 2016, Islamabad’s six cousins



Death in My Hamlet

by Saima Rashid It is a hot Thursday, and I am shivering with cold! Graveyard is my next-door-neighbour. I can watch some men preparing a grave — grave for the best girl of


CM Ms Mehbooba Mufti discussed Kashmir situation with Union Home Minister on Sunday in Srinagar.


In the ruckus over killings and blinding by security grid, political parties have talked a lot in last fortnight. But it is unlikely to change even an iota how Delhi intends to manage


Stand Point

This boy was hit in the face by a pellet gunshot.

Eye Protest

With over a hundred pellet eye injuries in five days, it is all dark in Srinagar’s ophthalmology ward of SMHS. Shams Irfan spends two days at the hospital to understand the level of