Special Report

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Reliving Khalid

Khalid Muzaffar Wani was killed in an army firing in Kamla forest on April 13, 2015. Brother of Hizb commander, Khalid’s killing was widely condemned. Bilal Handoo recreates his last summer meeting with



‘Will Be’ Government

It has already two months since Mufti Mohammad Syed took over as Kashmir’s CM after forging an alliance with right wing Indian nationalist party BJP. The ride so far has been an interesting



Unity Needed 

Basharat Ali The creation of APHC has a shady and ambiguous history. Multiple narratives thrive as what led to the creation of an amalgam drawn from disparate social, political and religious organisations with




PAHALGAM Dabang Khan is not well. In serene environs of Pahalgam, Salman has developed severe ear infection. The shooting for a while was halted but then Salman has his style. Enduring pain and



I have studied till 6th standard at Jabrie Sakool (forced schools),” recalls Ghulam Nabi Sheikh (in picture).

Timekeeper’s Tale

There was a time when watches would fascinate people. Not anymore. Defying change, an octogenarian shopkeeper is trying his bit to keep the hands of clock ticking in Shehr-e-Khaas. Sehar Qazi tells his


“It was a different feeling.  Start of a new life for me. I was very happy, so were my parents,” says Fatima.
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A Divorce Before Marriage

In a society obsessed with imitating foreign cultures, are losing sanctity as material things shadow virtue and goodness. Muntaha Hafizi reports how social evils are passed on as norms in a Muslim majority Kashmir

Sub Regional

Raheela Saleem (2nd from left, sitting on chair) counselling local women in  South Kashmir’s Islamabad.

Trying to Help

Next time you find a lady on your doorstep selling tea and other items, don’t fret. A law post graduate from US is helping women in South Kashmir add to their family’s income.

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Demarcated area in Dal Lake used for the cultivation of Lotus stem - Nadru.

Floating Hope

Floating vegetable markets in Dal interiors, no more sound buzzing as flood waters and subsequent rains wreaked havoc on the floating vegetable gardens of the lake. With government apathy, the people associated with


More than 130 countries in the world are fortifying wheat flour, and amongst these, wheat flour fortification is mandated by law in 75 countries. In picture the outside view of Nav Bharat Flour Mills in Jammu.

Fighting Anemia

Given the state of malnutrition in the state, a Jammu manufacturer piloted fortified wheat flour. In this piece, Shubam Puri, one of the director’s of the company, explains why social relevance is a

News Notes


News Notes

Army’s Take Amid assertions by the J&K Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed that his government was committed to ensure revocation of controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), top army commanders have briefed

Photo Feature

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Monkey Visits Salman Khan In Pahalgam!

KL Report SRINAGAR It is not fan following alone. Last night, even a monkey came visiting the reel life hero Salman Khan, who is shooting for Bajrangi Baijan in Pahalgam. Khan’s sister Arpita

Short Story


Shrine of a Modern Majnoo

By Umair Gul I woke up. I was awake all the while. The chemicals in brain jumped up again. I saw future. I saw grave of a modern Romeo in uptown Srinagar. It



Nothing More to Lose

By: Najwan Darwish   Lay your head on my chest and listen to the layers of ruins behind the madrasah of Saladin hear the houses sliced open in the village of Lifta hear


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



‘Fairer’ Feelings

  by Durdana Bhat     Some feelings, since very long, are stirring up a storm in me. I am the part of society where woman seems to have a squeezed space. And

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.

Public Affairs

A passenger bus trying to wade through pot holed road to reach Srinagar.

In 2 Hours from Srinagar to Pampore

In 21st century Kashmir it takes 2 hours to travel a distance of just 12 kilometres. Shams Irfan reports the painful ordeal of commuters on Srinagar-Pampore road Eighty-five-year old Khazir Mohammad Wani, a

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



Allama Iqbal: A Multi-dimensional Personality

By Ajaz Lone The contemporary society in which we are living is in a rigorous condition. There is a chaos and confusion, distress and misery everywhere. Every primary institution of our society is