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BJP’s K-Mantras

If it can be done in UP why not in JK?  The idea has inspired BJP’s think-tank and Modi close aide Amit Shah to chart out an out-of-box strategy for Kashmir. Safwat Zargar



Measures, Not Tempers

On Thursday a 21-year-old law student was injured in an acid attack by unidentified car borne assailants outside her college in Nowshehra Srinagar. The attack has left her blind in one eye and



Kashmir’s Chutzpah

Yasir Altaf Zargar The word ‘chutzpah’ which was not famous in Kashmir till yesterday is quite common now. The credit goes to Vishal and Basharat Peer’s “Haider” that made it familiar. Everyday a




MUMBAI This has been dubbed as the ‘fairytale moment in cricket’. Parvez Rasool-led J&K team beat 40-time Ranji Trophy champion Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium. Stunning victory came after a successful chase of

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A Scene in Srinagar on polling day. Pic: Bilal Bahadur

When besieged city votes

Bilal Handoo | Safwat Zargar Much before the dawn of December 14 was wrapped under a thick cover of mist and chill, paramilitary forces and police had sneaked into the alleys, lanes, streets

The Straight Curve


What’s the rush?

Arshid Malik What’s the rush? This is one question that always jumps to my mind whenever I see an impatient person driving a vehicle trying to push ahead even while he or she

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An aerial view of Anantnag town.
Pic: Bilal Bahadur

A Slice of South

On 14th December everybody from PDP patron to congress strongmen and NC’s new faces would be eyeing for a slice of South Kashmir. Safwat Zargar tours the six constituencies to understand the complex


Overlooking from Zabarwan, the contest in  Sonawar is believed to be trilateral.

Cakewalk For None

The day Srinagar’s eight assembly seats date voting, Omar Abdullah would be hoping Sonawar would eventually emerge the next King’s constituency. But it doesn’t seem a cakewalk for him in the face of



A view of Dastgeer Sahib Shrine in Khanyar.
Pic: Bilal Bahadur

Fight for Kingdom

With 18 years of standing and a long list of developmental projects by his side NC’s strongman Sagar likes to considers Khanyar a cake walk. But will an urge for change and his


Dr Muneer Masoodi alongwith his team of doctors who worked in deluge.

Brave Hearts of GB Panth Hospital

Amid fear, chaos and rising tempers, eleven doctors kept their nerves intact to save 300 infants admitted at GB Panth hospital during recent floods. Saima Bhat talks to the team of doctors who


Representational photo showing students protesting against acid attack on a girl student in Srinagar. Pic: Bilal Bahadur.

Appearances are Deceptive

Saba Savera There’s nothing new or original left to say about hijab. People have aired their views; tried to clear out the confusions. They have done it boldly and with eloquence. But I, as a

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World Human Rights Day: Amid ballot, the suffering continues…

Many observers describe 2014 as a horrific year for human rights violations. In Kashmir, however, the day witnessed another sit-in by the relatives of disappeared persons inside Srinagar’s Pratap Park. Durdana Bhat captures cries, tears, slogans,



Dumping The Dumpers!

This is probably the only constituency in Kashmir that seeks a breath of fresh air, literally. Eidgah in downtown Srinagar sits on what locals call a ticking bomb that explodes everyday without making


Evening view of Dal Lake. Pic courtesy: Internet

One Evening

Altaf Bashir Last year. On the cold evening of November. I had a very strange adventure. All that day, I had been walking about the Srinagar downtown trying to find new lodging for


One of the main attractions in Srinagar’s old city, the poll contest in Habba Kadal is bound to throw many surprises.
Pic: Bilal Bahadur

Habba Kadal: In Focus

With around 16 thousand registered migrant voters, Habba Kadal is on BJP’s radar for its Mission 44+ campaign. But with more than one strong contender in the fray it is an open contest.


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Let me speak

By Asma Firdous Drug me let me drown in those deadly flavours that they call haraam!   Fill the glass with toxic formulas and leave no drop behind…   Let my words flutter

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.



Soft Targets  

With no educational infrastructure available back home students from Kashmir end up becoming victims of anti-Muslim and anti-Kashmiri rhetoric in mainland India. Saima Bhat talks to one of the eight students who was



Kandizal: A Vicious Web

The official blame game after recent floods has once again brought this godforsaken village called Kandizal into focus. But is Kandizal really worth all the blame, Safwat Zargar finds out    No people


A poll scene in Maisuam

Blood, Ballot and Boycott

Javaid Ahmad Mir It is for the fermentation of this magical word “azaadi” that has spilled the streams of blood down the terrains of a valley. Then the wolves of this valley sail