Special Report

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nOgotiations

The camaraderie created by Modi after inviting Pakistan premier on his oath-taking ceremony turned out to be short-lived as India cancelled the foreign secretary level talks on a pretext that has been a

Editorial

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Justifying Madness

With the holy month of Ramadan over Kashmir is back to its routine! We as a society seem to have short-memory as it takes us not time to shift gears and go back

OP-ED

Ajaz Ahmad Lone

Shariati’s Iqbal

Ajaz Ahmad Lone Iqbal and Ali Shariati, the two thinkers who may be counted amongst the most influential social reformers of contemporary Muslim Ummah and their thought can help us steer the past

Personality

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Amit Shah

Finally fabric of Congress’s ‘secular’ and BJP’s ‘nationalism’ mingled in J&K. A day after Congress minister in Omar Abdullah’s cabinet, Sham Lal Sharma pitched for a Hindu chief minister for the state, it

The Straight Curve

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Free

Arshid Malik Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. – Viktor E. Frankl

Briefing

Sadaf-Munshi

Briefing

SRINAGAR Canvas turned bloody recently with the paintings of Kashmir-born American professor Sadaf Munshi who portrayed “suffering” of Gaza and Kashmir inside Jammu and Kashmir Cultural Academy office in Lal Mandi! The two

News Makers

News-Makers

News Makers

Died An aged lady, formerly a teacher, died in an accident at busy Qamarwari Chowk last Wednesday evening. She was 63. Reports said that the lady died on spot when she came under

News Notes

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News Notes

Troubled SOUTH  In south Kashmir’s Pulwama district a party of Special Operation Group (SOG) raided a house in the dead of a night and thrashed whole family including their pregnant daughter, who is

Interview

Life Story

Topi-Saaz

Sheikh’s Topi Saaz

He has capped some of the famous heads in Kashmir politics including Sheikh Abdullah and G M Shah. A cap-maker by profession and NC supporter by conviction, Mohammad Sidiq Wani talks to Syed

Society

Muahmmad Ghalib practicing Martial Arts in his house turned community hall.
Pic: Bilal Bahadur

Ghalib’s House

When Ghalib returned home after staying in Nepal for three decades, he found his ancestral house turned into a community hall for marriages. To everyone’s surprise he kept the tradition alive. Saima Bhat

Human Rights

Jan Mohammad dreams of days when he would walk.
Pic: Ahmad Mukhtiyar

A Wish to Walk Again

Circumstances forced aged father back to work as labourer when his only bread earning son was paralysed for life in a police action. Qazi Mudasir narrates the story of Khanday family who struggle

Photo Feature

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In Pictures: Bangus Valley

A heart throbbing landscape, a peek into the nature’s architecture, Bangus valley, decked in snow-capped mountains near Line of Control (LOC) in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district is something an ardent adventurer and explorer

Business

A non local designer applying Hinna in a busy market in srinagar.
Pic: Bilal Bahadur

‘Open Market’

In a disturbing trend, business establishments in Kashmir are fast being taken over by non-state subjects. Paying huge rents for tiny spaces and bearing losses all around, the question remains, what holds these

Elections

Srinagar’s first bridge Amira Kadal connecting the two parts of assembly segment.
Pic: Bilal Bahadur

Battling For Lal Chowk

With both NC and PDP busy in pre-poll rhetoric, their rival BJP’s lady dentist is going door-to-door in Amira Kadal. Safwat Zargar reports Among the only three assembly constituencies retained by National Conference

Ink

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To write, read

Irtif Lone Last week after I finished writing my column, I wished I had started writing early and given myself enough time to bring in the changes. Every time I read my own

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poetry

The Untitled

Asma Firdous The ink is ready to dye the paper Her pen ready to obey her grip And she sits today with old missions again…! Her knowledge of language The alphabet roaming in her

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.

Business

A non local designer applying Hinna in a busy market in srinagar.
Pic: Bilal Bahadur

‘Open Market’

In a disturbing trend, business establishments in Kashmir are fast being taken over by non-state subjects. Paying huge rents for tiny spaces and bearing losses all around, the question remains, what holds these

Fiction

Representational Photo. Pic by Bilal Bahadur

Doomed Daughter!

Bilal Handoo It is one of those medieval houses in old Srinagar that stirred up nostalgia. On its first floor, a traditional Kashmiri window is covered with perforated polythene sheet. Behind two holes

Pulse

Ehsan Ul Haq (2nd from right) in Bangladesh in this picture.

Sports Prodigy!

Born in the locality known for its hyper sports activities, young Ehsan’s interest for the sports naturally surged, but got refined only when he met his mentor at School. Riyaz Ul Khaliq details

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