Special Report

Misplaced Priorities

Between the restive Kashmir streets and the reactive UN appendages lies the government of J&K. But its actions indicate, the coalition, seemingly in denial mode, is more into opportunity harvesting than political decision-making,

Human Rights

A Tragic Life

After a young singer was released from detention by army during 90s, he confined himself to his room and took solace in drugs. Now his aged father goes door-to-door collecting alms for survival,

Public Affairs

Jhelum Again

After September 2014 floods a number of major were assured to clean the erring Jhelum of blockades. But almost three years later not much has changed on the ground, reports Saima Bhat On




The Dhar Dictum

DP Dhar’s son who runs the prominent school in memory of his father has been witness to Kashmir’s various highs and lows in recent years. In a long conversation, Vijay Dhar laments over


Not Chickening Out

He left a lucrative job to start something on his own. But the business he chose has stigmas attached. Heena Muzzafar tells how Aamir created a chain of poultry shops in Srinagar despite


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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Sub Regional

Love and Longing

Pandits living outside try to stay connected with their roots by recreating the Kashmir in their small dwellings. Marila Latif talks to a few migrants, who speak fluent Kashmiri, eat in copper wares,


Benefits of Walnuts

By: Zeenat Farooq Walnuts are round, single-seeded stone fruits that grow from the walnut tree. Walnut trees are conventionally native to eastern North America but are now commonly grown in other parts of


Shot in Darkness

Even after he raised his camera in the air to prove his identity, an indifferent cop shot a full cartridge of pellets at his face. With his one eye almost completely damaged Xuhaib,

Photo Feature

Lailat al Mehraj

By: Bilal Bahadur Mehraj-ul-Alam was celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety across Jammu and Kashmir. Thousands of devotees thronged the shrines and masjids and had night-long special prayers. The biggest congregation of the


Confounding Conflict

By: Khursheed Wani The killing of an off-duty army officer Ummer Fayaz Parray in South Kashmir’s Shopian district is indicative of the explosive situation in South Kashmir. The killing took place close to

Short Story

By The Banks Of Dal…

By Shabir Ahmad Mir On the bulge of Amira Kadal, I stare at the fish in their basket, murmuring between themselves about their estrangement from the Jhelum that flows underneath belligerently. Or, maybe,


David Kaye

  “The internet and telecommunications bans have the character of collective punishment,” David Kaye commented on Kashmir social media ban in a statement issued by United Nations Human Rights Commission which asked India


Remembering Abdul Gani Lone

By Mohammad Altaf Kumhar The founder of Peoples conference Abdul Ghani Lone was born in Dard Harr village of Kupwara district on the June 5 1932. He completed his LLB degree from Aligarh


Dreams to Live

Despite tragedies knocking at her door at regular intervals she didn’t abandon dreaming. Aspiring to become a teacher, this Islamabad girl is torn between managing her family and pursuing a career. Umar Khurshid


Hue And Cry

By Syed Bisma Anjum                                  My Kashmir is bleeding O blood suckers Your cruelty is preceding In all the tacks I am to raise the hue and cry You shot my brother Is



BANDIPORE Habibullah Mir was a police driver who died in a militant attack in April 2002. His wife died of cardiac arrest, six months later. Their son Tahir was appointed a class-IV in