Special Report


Critically Missing

With Kashmir’s highways sans emergency services one has to travel around 70 kilometres to avail critical care in case of an accident. Suhail A Shah reports the ordeal of patients in need of



Free KU

In last 25 years of conflict, Kashmir University has seen many phases, including the troubled ones. But there was never an instance when students were made feel aliens in their own varsity like



Pray to God

Nasrun Mir Srinagar is a curious place. On Thursday when water levels of the river Jhelum were bulging, and the murky waters again threatened to engulf the city, a known phenomenon took place




NOWHATTA Jamia Masjid continues to retain its protest theatre status. It remained unchanged with the regime change. Last week, the mosque was locked. This week, it witnessed massive protests. But two things were



Empress Eugien

Crucial Evidence

John B Ireland, American citizen, set out sailing Asia, Africa and Europe for six years between 1861 and 1866. He used to write letters to his mother detailing his impressions of his voyage.



Jailer, Class Apart

Rajni Sehgal, J&K’s most senior female jailor who once jumped to newspaper front pages for training Bangladeshi prisoners in Kashmir embroidery in Kot Bhalwal, was booked for fraud by the state police. But,



Flying Philanthropist

The events of 9/11 made this Kashmiri doctor change his career and learn disaster rescue. He learned flying too. Syed Asma talks to Sohail Nasti, a man who is in a process of

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Delaying Reforms

Dr Raja Muzaffar Bhat Few years back a hectic debate was on over “Police Reforms”  in Jammu & Kashmir. National Conference led government headed by Omar Abdullah had finally decided to introduce a



Predators @ Work

With just 3 cases a year related to harassment of women at workplaces reported in Kashmir, we are a proud lot. But one look beyond numbers and a rotten world comes to life.

The Straight Curve


The unfinished sentence

Arshid Malik Camera Obscura: A woman married and with children, was found hanging by the ceiling a week ago, news agencies here in Kashmir reported. The snapshot of the woman hanging by the

Photo Feature

Kashmiri Muslim women mourn during the funeral procession of Altaf Hussain Wani in srinagar, the summer capiatl of indian kashmir on 13/3/2013 ,35 year-old youth was killed today when CRPF personnel allegedly opened fire after coming under attack by a group, The vehicle of CRPF personnel was on its way to SKIMS hospital, where the victims of this morning's Bemina terror attack are admitted, when it came under attack in Zoonimar area, sources said.
Photo/Altaf Zargar/Zuma Press

#SelfieWithDaughter: The Kashmir Frames

For the last few days the in-thing in virtual media is #SelfieWithDaughter that Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched. Though Modi has lived the life of celibacy, his campaign has been a smash hit



Kaftan Kraze

Thanks to stylish Kaftans, girls in Kashmir have found a way to stay both fashionable and modest. Aanisa Maqbool finds out how Kaftan is changing more than just our dressing sense At the

Sub Regional

“These are my people and I’m not going to leave them.  If I have to die, I will die here,” says Santosh (in pic).

Sheltering Neighbours

When state offered Santosh Rs 1500 for reconstruction of her flood damaged house, she was devastated. But thanks to unknown pious souls, Santosh and her family now have a roof over their heads.



Testing DNA

Love for research took a Sopore born scientist to one of the best laboratories in America where he toiled hard to unearth the genetic behaviour, reports Saima Rashid   In ever-evolving scientific world, fascinating


Joining hands

Unison is Resolution

By Aaqib Javaid Kashmir: word of seven alphabets makes its presence in politics, conflict, human right violations, strikes, encounters, curfew, crackdown etc. But more than this, these seven alphabets have been diluted in

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.



Here, My Heart!

By Asma Firdous   Here, my heart! I open these rusty locks! The keys been sweating My shivering hands!   Now beat! The Notes you long To create. The songs you yearn To

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Representational Pic

A Souvenir of Childhood

The sacred shoes – when the blood kissed the pair of shoe of a man who was at peace, with his face glowing; smiling even after leaving silenced by bullets on a stretcher. 


Kashmiri expatriates in a meeting of OIC foreign ministers in Kazakhstan in July (LtoR) Abdul Majid Tramboo, Agha Syed Hassan Mousavi, Nazir Ahmad Shawl, Ghulam Nabi Fai and Ghulam Muhammad Safi.

Deconstructing Sopore Killings

By Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai While the international community looks the other way when targeted assassinations occur elsewhere around the globe, it is hardly surprising that we should see this going on in