Special Report


Floating On Hope

It took courage and creativity to transform plastic bottles, empty water-tanks, wood planks, mattresses etc, to float thousands of marooned people to safety. Safwat Zargar reports the ‘jugaads’ technology that helped youngsters save


Modi during his Siachin visit.


Amidst anticipation, hope and shut-down PM Modi stopped-over and left without sharing the pain of flood hit Kashmiris. Shah Abbas analysis the chain of events that make Modi’s Diwali visit to Kashmir much


A woman outside a relief camp.

Sheltering Them

The recent devastating floods left thousands of Kashmiris at the mercy of nature and under the open sky as their dwellings could not stand the ferocious Jhelum. As life starts to limp back


People lined up for polling in this file pic.

New Order Awaited

With NC desperately seeking time to undo the damage done by lackadaisical government response to Kashmirs worst floods, election clarion has already been sound. Shah Abbas analysis how different players react to upcoming

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Amin Kamil durin g his heydays.

Kashmir lost its ‘Master of Ghazal’

Bilal Handoo In 1950s, a freshly appointed Urdu lecturer of Srinagar’s Sri Pratap College observed an intriguing episode recurring in his class. One student would often run away from his class after attendance.


During Flood

Will the life really go on?

By: Ambreen Rasool – And the life goes on, they say. Just back from Kashmir, the place where I have left my heart forever and the place I call my home. The flood aftermath


All she could see was water from her window

Flood From My Window

When flood deserted Srinagar’s Press Enclave, a lady stayed back only to witness the devastating drive of Jhelum around. A government official by profession, she tells Bilal Handoo her account of awe and


Bilal Handoo

Peep into History

Bilal Handoo In the times of great confusion, one needs to consult history. One might ask: Why? Is history a consultant to combat confusion? The answer is: Yes, it is! In the world

Photo Feature

DC Udhampur Yasha Mudgal distributing relief to the flood victims during her extensive visit to the affected areas.

Spare The Sufferer

For the last five weeks, nature has enforced the only priority on J&K – to manage the devastation of the floods that incidentally were historic. Tens of thousands of houses disappeared as more



Omar Abdullah

It is no disclosure. Dedication of UK-born chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir for virtual world is fairly branded. Standing at the last stage of his stint, Omar Abdullah obliged his twitter and


Representational Photo

Comforting Orphans

Stranded by Jhelum, saved by a brave-heart and comforted by women, orphans of Bemina’s orphanage had their share of woes in recent floods. Bilal Handoo reports the saga of poignancy, bravery and resilience

Public Affairs

rifat abdullah

A Survival Report

Faced with certain death in deluged Rajbagh ETV’s Rifat Abdullah recorded his last message after dialling his high-end contacts for help turned futile. Syed Asma talks to the dare-devil reporter who not only




TOSAMAIDAN After 58 years of noisy existence, this fascinating meadow is finally free. It is no more a firing range and to make it public the army arranged a massive function last week.

News Notes

Kashmir Million March in London

News Notes

Kashmir MARCH ‘Kashmir Million March’ is being held in capital city of United Kingdom on October 26, in support of freedom of Kashmir. India reacted sharply to the event by calling on the



Haider: To be or not be

Mir Liyakat Haider is one of the first ever Bollywood movie that attempted to stage the Shakespeare’s revenge play Hamlet on the recurring Kashmir tragedy. It is meant for an audience whom in


A view of Srinagar's Lambert lane. Photo: Bilal Bahadur.

Oh, Lal Chowk!

As Jhelum retreated to its banks after creating a reign of terror in valley, the city centre Lal Chowk looks faded and filthy. With stinky ambiance, piled up debris and remorseful faces, the



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.

Arts & Culture


1903’s Great Flood

Kashmir was inundated by a great flood in 1903. Jhelum flowed down with such a huge discharge that parts of M A Road remained water logged for many years. Historian P N K



I and the Flood! Part: III

Irtif Lone Indeed, the other name for life is resilience. It is the resilience of a seed that lets it grow into a beautiful flower, even under the mountainous rock whose nature otherwise


Dal Lake

What made September 7 floods so bad?

Athar Parvaiz It has been over a month since a massive flood left the central and southern areas of Kashmir devastated killing 281 people and rendering thousands of families homeless besides damaging property