Special Report


Festive Longings

With the dawn of May 26 each year, Kashmiri Pandits massively date Kashmir by turning up for annual Kheerbhavani Mela. Of late as the day has become an occasion of reliving past without




Most of the post-partition era was dominated by one key debate in J&K—”discrimination”. There have been already two commissions of enquiries looking into the allegations of the one region devouring the other’s rights.



Re-positioning Resistance

Muhammad Tahir When political closure gave rise to the Kashmiri armed militancy in the late 1980s, the autonomous political process was suspended momentarily by the complexities of the militant phase; yet in January




 JAMMU Summer capital is waiting for its new star: Mohit Dutta, a young man whom destiny helped from being Mithun Chakrabortys fan to an actor in the Chakraborty Productions film Ishqedarriyaan. Playing a


News Notes


News Notes

‘Seditious’ Flag Since armed insurgency broke out in Kashmir there have been many instances when Pakistani flags were unfurled in city. Not only males but females too were waving green flags in city’s


Riyaz Ahmad Dar

Agent Of Change

From once a notorious cannabis cultivating village to major vegetable producer, Mohanviji in Pulwama district has come a long way. Mir Farhat talks to Riyaz Ahmad Dar, the man who quit cannabis cultivation



Those 4 Days

After Pandit Nehru withdrew the Kashmir Conspiracy Case against him on April 8, 1964, Sheikh Abdullah was his personal guest in Delhi’s Teen Murti House. Later, Sheikh flew to Pakistan to negotiate a

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Mirwaiz Mohammad Farooq

Did Mirwaiz Play Down Life Threats?

Bilal Handoo SRINAGAR Days before the prominent religious leader Mirwaiz Mohammad Farooq was assassinated by militants at his Nigeen residence on May 21, 1990, he was cautioned about his possible life threat, which



A Weary Traveller

From once lively literary meetings where he rubbed shoulders with the who-is-who of his times to a small dark room in Srinagar, 90-year-old Ghulam Nabi Baba wants to relive his life. Sehar Qazi

The Straight Curve

Arshid Malik

Cracking The Whip

Arshid Malik The government has not only decided to crack the whip on mass copying in Kashmir but has actually dealt severely with people involved in the act, including teachers, students and affiliates


Zakir Ayub Bhat

Activating Activist

From a shy student to an outspoken public speaker, a youth from South Kashmir is writing a different life script by focusing on social activism along with his studies. Saima Rashid profiles the

Photo Feature


Healing Showers!

Bilal Bahadur  KL NEWS NETWORK SRINAGAR The proposed Secretariat gherao protest call given by Jammu and Kashmir government employees organisation Thursday met a stiff resistance from police who had to baton-charge the marching

Human Rights


Pelleted Palhalan

Images of a Palhalan boy’s face dotted with pellets haunted Kashmir’s conscious for days. But he was not the only one injured that day. Durdana Bhat visits Kashmir’s most talked about village and

Sub Regional


 Pellet Pains

Saqib Wani Aspiring to be an engineer, Aaqib Bashir Bhat, 16, of Bhat Mohalla Palhallan wants to study hard but can’t do it for more than 20 minutes. Reason? His left eye starts


In action Wasim Raza during one of the Ranji Matches.

Cricketer’s Journey

It was sheer luck that bought cricket enthusiast Waseem Raza Parray face to face with state’s Ranjhi selectors. Wasaf Jeelani recaps budding cricketer’s journey that saw him fulfill his dreams    On a


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.



A Butterfly’s Journey

Had teenager Hina Nazir Sheikh known the costs of chasing her dream of opening a beauty parlour in trouble torn Kashmir, she might have never pursued it. Seema Qadri talks to the maverick

Arts & Culture


A Colourful Urn

Inspired by the likes of Van Gogh and Rembrandt,  a Kashmiri landscape artist’s work reflects the changing mood of a place and its people. Nuzhat Mushtaq profiles his life story Sixty-nine-year old Mohammad



Change the Wind

By Amit Koul What kind of God denies basic necessity of living to people? Let us open our eyes. All societies have tendency to analyse, define their own norms about what is suitable