Special Report

Kashmiri women hold pro-freedom protests during the funeral of Abdul Qayoom in Srinagar on September 10, 2016.

Defiantly Yours

With protests already spanning over 70 days, Kashmir continues to exhibit resilience at huge cost. But lately the survivors of the harsh treatment and terrain seem to have left many tongues wagging with

Society

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A Shroud Hunt

It takes lot of efforts to have a normal burial in curfewed Kashmir. Mohammad Raafi finds out after making unsuccessful nocturnal sojourns while seeking a shroud for a still born On August 26,

Human Rights

Srinagar's SMHS hospital Wednesday admitted fresh pellet-hit cases from south Kashmir's Pulwama, centreal's Kashmir's Budgam and north Kashmir Kupwara. The pellet usage is still rampant in Valley despite MHA announcing its alternative Pava guns.  
PHOTO BY BILAL BAHADUR

Killing The Vision

There is not let up in number of injured received at SMHS hospital in Srinagar. Every minute is adding to the blind population of Kashmir. Shams Irfan reports Sitting side-by-side on a bed

Education

Children during Curfew. (Photo courtesy: Umer Asif)

A for Azaadi

With students literally caged for two months now, options to help them study are not around, barring certain symbolic community efforts in a few areas. Shams Irfan reports about the impact the situation

Media

Artist Masood Hussain's Art collage.

A Perforated Canvas

  Artist Masood Hussain’s depiction of current crisis in Kashmir is both painful and thoughtful expression.  Saima Bhat reports The sight of overcrowded Ward 8 of SMHS hospital Srinagar, where mostly pellet hit

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The Many Faces of Kashmiri Nationalism, A Review

Book: The Many Faces of Kashmiri Nationalism (From The Cold War To The Present Day) Author: Nandita Haksar Print Length: xvi + 335 Genre: Non Fiction / Narrative Publisher: Speaking Tiger, New Delhi, 2015 ISBN: 978-93-85288-18-0 Reviewer:

Shahid Afridi wearing a Pathani Shalwar-Kameez.

Couture Pakistan

Anything with made in Pakistan tag sells like hot-cakes in Kashmir. Reason: The cultural, geographical, and religious affinity that valley shares with the people across the border. Mohammad Raafi reports the method behind

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A Gorilla Filmmaker

It took him four years to capture his subject’s innocence, struggle, and survival on camera. An award winning documentary filmmaker Jalal ud din Baba’s work reflects his quest for perfection. Syed Asma tells

Abdul Rashid Hafiz receiving award from President, Pranab Mukherjee.

Hafiz’s Journey

He refused to be just another skilled labourer working his eyesight out in penury in Srinagar’s downtown. His calling was music. Saima Bhat talks to Rashid Hafiz, the singer who kept traditional Kashmiri

A still from Arshid Mushtaq’s play Buh Chus Sheahid .

I Am The Witness

Shams Irfan On a cold winter afternoon in Kashmir’s oldest state owned college auditorium people sat in silence adjusting themselves on iron chairs to witness Arshad Mushtaq’s play Buh Chus Sheahid (I Am

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Ahlan Ramadhan

For the first time in Kashmir’s TV history, a Srinagar based media outlet is trying to capture the essence of Ramadhan for local audiences. Syed Asma reports how team Associated Media overcame challenges

Elections

People shout slogans during funeral procession of four youths killed in Aaripanthan area of central Kashmir's Budgam district. People in thousands attended the funeral prayers
PHOTO BY BILAL BAHADUR

Jumhooriyat

Kashmir Life desk offers snapshots of the assembly elections that J&K witnessed post-partition Unlike mainland India, world’s largest democracy has one peculiar thing making it distinct in Kashmir: democracy ends, instead of starting,

Discourse

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Act Fast

By  Masood Hussain   By the time, government spokesperson Naeem Akhter refused responding to any question by any reporter, one query had already been thrown: “When is your government resigning?” But the question

Politics

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Heard, Forgotten?

While discussing the prevailing Kashmir situation, India’s lawmakers felt concerned and offered various initiatives for revival and restoration. But it lacked a consensus that Kashmir requires for a way-out, reports Masood Hussain The

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Sub Regional

People shout slogans during protest rally against the visit of All Party Delegation and Civilian killing in Kulgam.

Rallying South

by Aakash Hassan Some scribes have arrived from Srinagar to report restive south. But my nose smells nothing in town, says one in apathy. We are heading toward Bijbehara’s Dachnipora. A source just

Forum

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Gunning The Gag

In last three decades, Kashmir’s media corps has fought innumerable battles to keep the flickering hope alive. Masood Hussain offers the first hand account of how the latest gag that halted newspaper publication

Society

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A Shroud Hunt

It takes lot of efforts to have a normal burial in curfewed Kashmir. Mohammad Raafi finds out after making unsuccessful nocturnal sojourns while seeking a shroud for a still born On August 26,

Photo Feature

Conflict

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Fractured Future

With major city hospitals struggling to manage pellet and gunshot injuries, around two dozen boys are struggling with facial fractures at the dental college. Mohammad Raafi reports…

Public Affairs

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Emergency 24X7

Every time Kashmir streets turn into battlefields, hospitals struggled to manage the outcome. Working round the clock medical staff struggled to save the lives amid chaos and rising tempers, a Kashmir Life Team

Feature

The house in Bamdoora Kokernag where Burhan and his two associates were killed by forces in an ‘encounter’.

Savaged South

The brief encounter at Bamdoora that triggered massive reaction from south and paralyzed Kashmir for many days has created havoc with scores of lives, reports Aakash Hassan On July 8, 2016, Islamabad’s six cousins

Reflections

Girl

Death in My Hamlet

by Saima Rashid It is a hot Thursday, and I am shivering with cold! Graveyard is my next-door-neighbour. I can watch some men preparing a grave — grave for the best girl of

Governance

CM Ms Mehbooba Mufti discussed Kashmir situation with Union Home Minister on Sunday in Srinagar.

Pandemonium

In the ruckus over killings and blinding by security grid, political parties have talked a lot in last fortnight. But it is unlikely to change even an iota how Delhi intends to manage

Pointblank

Khurram Parvez

New York Times Kashmir Editorial

Demands for retaliation are growing in India after a deadly attack by armed militants that killed 18 Indian soldiers early Sunday morning at a base in the Kashmir region controlled by India near

Stand Point

This boy was hit in the face by a pellet gunshot.

Eye Protest

With over a hundred pellet eye injuries in five days, it is all dark in Srinagar’s ophthalmology ward of SMHS. Shams Irfan spends two days at the hospital to understand the level of

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