Special Report

Pampore police displaying the seized contraband of Codeine Phosphate alongwith arrested drug peddlers.

Tracking a High

Among the substance abused, Codeine Phosphate has emerged as one of most sought after addicted drug in valley over the years. With police seizing such contrabands at an alarming rate, Bilal Handoo traces



Panic Movement

Panic Movement Three days of non-stop rains created havoc in Kashmir. It was déjà vu moment for people living near river banks in Srinagar and elsewhere. It has been six months since September,



Alliance of Opportunism

Mohammad Ahseem The tragedy of modern day alliance politics professed in a multi party system like in India is severely undermining the ideological commitments that used to define the spirit of political parties.




Kentucky It was Rock time and “Kashmir” literally broke down internet. Well, the resurgence of an English rock band Led Zeppelin is to be blamed for this. Forty years after the band released


The Straight Curve



The “Sheikh Pandit”

He did not abandon his house even during peak militancy years of 90s. But recent floods forced Moti Lal Dhar to abandon his collapsed house and seek refuge in a tent. Syed Asma



Jama’at Line

The controversy that erupted over a unionist leader speaking at a Jama’at organized function ended in drawing clear lines between unionists and separatists. Shah Abbas talks about the fault lines that simmer within




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



Predicting Right!

Officials are upbeat that after installation of Japan’s hi-tech X-Band Doppler Weather Radar system in Kashmir calamities can be predicted in time to minimize damages. Saima Bhat reports           



A ‘Different’ Sheikh

He was a Kashmiri rather than an Indian. That is how Sheikh Nazir Ahmad, a NC stalwart who breathed his last on Tuesday, is remembered by people. Tasavur Mushtaq talks to people close

News Notes


News Note

Swine flu Swine flu or H1N1 is a reality now. We cannot just shut our eyes and ears and wish it away. With 80 people tested positive and 8 death so far, the

Photo Feature

Fisherwomen wait for customers to show up as moderate snowfall.

Breaking Dry Spell

As valley witness fresh spell of snowfall on Thursday photojournalist Bilal Bahadur captures life around city’s business hub Lal Chowk           

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.



Cheer of Voice

by Hirra Sultan  In the cheer of her voice Laid hidden distress of her voice   In her chirpy bubbly nature Laid hidden someone mature   In her happy carefree ways Laid hidden


Pics: Durdana Bhat

Unreported  Alleys

Almost six months after floods hit valley, Mandir Bagh in the heart of the city continues to be a haunting place with flood-torn houses and structures. Durdana Bhat picks some untold stories from


Pic: Durdan Bhat

Sighs and Echoes

Durdana Bhat The whole world seems saying: there is a way out of everything. So then I thought of opening the door and going indoors. Just to collect the waves and cease them.

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


Sheikh Nazir

The One With No Title

With NC veteran leader Sheikh Nazir Ahmad laid to rest, Kashmir Life reproduces here a longish blog of his nephew and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. Written on May 2008, that was peak



Dawah through Facebook

Raashid Ul Nabi Khan Since my childhood I was having very much interest in Dawah (invitation towards Islam). But one thing was missing: a good platform. In 2009, my dream came true when