Special Report

JKLF men stand alert at their Hazratbal headquarter in early 90s. 
Pic Courtesy: indialegalonline

The Diplomatic Secret

An American diplomat whom India calls the mother of Hurriyat Conference, was recently in the middle of an espionage drama. But in 1991, this lady diplomat, during a secret meeting, almost convinced JKLF’s



Empty Coffers

The political uncertainty that was forced by recent election results has left Jammu and Kashmir in crisis. There is no formal government in place since September 7, 2014 floods. Ironically most of the



Small is Beautiful

Zamir Ahmad  Nassim Nicholas Taleb is distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering in New York University’s School of Engineering. Known globally for predicting the economic and banking crisis of 2008, Taleb is an author


Director JKEDI, Dr. M. I. Parray   receiving the  award


DELHI Years of working silently may be over for J&K Entrepreneurship Development Institute as recognition of the contributions it has made has started dragging it out of the closet. The latest on this


The Straight Curve

Arshid Malik

A different story

Arshid Malik Politics and politicians are game these days. With the elections over and a hung Assembly, speculations are rife as to who is going to make it to the “golden seat of



Struggling Survivors

Out of ten CMs that J&K had so far, the four surviving ones are facing different challenges in their own ways. Shah Abbas analyzes their individual struggle in the light of on-going political



Rolls on Roads

A management student’s search for an authentic burger led to opening of Kashmir’s first street food chain. Safwat Zargar meets the budding entrepreneur who wants to reinvent traditional Kashmiri cuisine for on-the-go food




As gunmen barged inside the office of French Magazine Charlie Hebdo and killed 12 people including the celebrated cartoonists known for their controversial cartoons on the prophet of Islam, an anti-Muslim wave engulfed



Rattling Ratle

At a time when return of two NHPC owned power projects is being debated at the highest level, water abundant, energy-deficit J&K is offering a contrasting picture on the two mega projects. While

Human Rights

Javaid received a bullet in his upper right leg when he was trapped in firing by CRPF near Saidpora Bridge.
Pic: Mukhtar Ahmad

 Wanna Bowl Again!

In the 2008 uprising over Amarnath land row that led to the killing of dozens of boys, scores of others were maimed by bullets showered over protesting and non-protesting Kashmiris. Qazi Mudasir narrates

News Notes


News Notes

Financial Crunch This past week, a letter was dispatched from the office of JK Governor NN Vohra to the Finance Minister. The content of the letter were nowhere contended as it highlighted the

Photo Feature

Heed Reading

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,

Arts & Culture


An Incomplete CANVAS

It was her husband’s wish to see her become a celebrated artist. But before Naseema could finish her first major work, he died leaving behind a family of three to fend for themselves.

Short Story


The Withered

Abid R Baba Much to the woes of his parents, Aamir would readily mix with his village boys. No reprimand was rigid enough to confine his frequent outdoor movements. And, the same was


A house devastated by September floods in Khadermoh village of Pulwama.

Khadermoh: A Forgettable Village

With a history of floods dating back to half a century villagers in Khadermoh hoped that water will not get beyond their plinth levels. But they were wrong like many others who miscalculated


Representational Photo. Pic courtesy: Web

Painting Life

Durdana Bhat Remaining was naught. As time blew over, memories were revived. As time went on, that wallowing crap center was rushing away into a great river. Then in bits, stream and then:

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


Mirwaiz Umar Farooq announcing ‘Akh Akis’ initiative in Jamia Masjid.

Rebuilding Homes

Moving beyond rescue and relief operations, the team headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq started reconstruction of 100 houses for the “neediest of the needy” flood-hit at the time when election process sidelined the


Jamia Zia Ul Uloom Poonch

Multitasking Madrassa

By Shafiq Mir When the entire Madrassa system (Islamic Education Institutions) in India are under criticism of certain forces for providing radical education away from the present challenges of the world, there is