Special Report

The scenic view of Gojjar Patti above Dardpora village. (KL Image: Shakir Mir)

Dardpora’s Missing Trio

In November last year when three men from godforsaken Kupwara’s Dardpora village went missing mysteriously, the memories of 90s came back to haunt residents. Shakir Mir treks to the hamlet to understand the


Governor Jagmohan

Role Models

Last week the video of Abdul Qayoom Wani, President Jammu and Kashmir Teachers Forum (JKTF), calling himself a Jigardar boasting his lineage and wealth, while using foul language against present director education, left


Sheikh Abdul Lateef


DELHI A Friday Go Air Srinagar-Jammu-Delhi flight missing the Jammu touchdown and landed in Delhi. It triggered a crisis as it carried 50 Kashmiri students supposed to appear in All India GATE examination


Omar Abdullah

Omar Abdullah

It’s over twenty days that Jammu and Kashmir is sans a public government. And who can be happier than Essex-born Omar Abdullah, the former CM of J&K, who seems to have a gala


Shams Irfan at Pakistani side of Wagha border.

Pakistan, You don’t Know

Shams Irfan Carrying a thousand Salams (greeting) for the Pak Watan (Sacred nation) – from friends, relatives, neighbours, acquaintances, people I know and I don’t know – along with twenty boxes of Kashmiri


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


Tanveer Ul Haq

Nothing Small About It

Tanveer Ul Haq In the month of July this newspaper published my article on the importance and need of entrepreneurship in Kashmir. Many of my friends shared it on Facebook and the comments


Civil Secretariat Jammu.


With Governor N N Vohra literally tightening strings around otherwise at-ease government officials, the craving for a formal government is visible on their faces. Tasavur Mushtaq reports the mood from Civil Secretariat Jammu

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Cub in Kulgam Raised for One and a Half Year 1

My Friend Bakk

The story of Ilyas Najeeb is one out of the jungle book. He nursed an injured leopard cub for eighteen months at his house till they became best friends.  Aakash Hassan tells his


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


Prof Bhim Singh

Devil’s Advocate

As a proud Dogra from Jammu’s backward village, Bhim Singh rose to become a prominent political, legal personality of J&K and managed to set hundreds of jail birds free. But the man who

Photo Feature

A female police contingent march during 67th Republic Day Parade at Bakshi Stadium in Srinagar on Tuesday 26, January 2015.

K-Frames on Jan 26

Second successive January 26 under Governor’s in Kashmir triggered a traditional dual response: calmness amid clampdown. While roads gave a ghostly look in Srinagar and elsewhere, almost all state machinery was inside Bakshi



Skiing To Win

Despite second hand rented equipment Farukh Usman managed to win a gold medal for Kashmir in skiing. Saima Bhat reports the highs and lows of his journey Ask him what it is like



Benazir Bhutto in Mehbooba Mufti

By Nayeem Showkat Khan On the other side of the border, General Zia-ul-Haq hanged Quaid-i-Awam, Zulifakar Ali Bhutto on 4th April, 1979. This news spread like wild fire across the globe. The assassination


Kashmir was ruled by many women in ancient and medieval times. Some of them proved more capable than their male predecessors and successors. Sara Wani recreates the life and times of queens whom history has recorded in detail

Kashmir’s Fairer Lords

Kashmir was ruled by many women in ancient and medieval times. Some of them proved more capable than their male predecessors and successors. Sara Wani recreates the life and times of queens whom


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.



Moments of Loss, Despair

By Hirra Sultan The light of soul may dim sometimes And the situation be all bleak The darkness slowly creeps in Aura turning all blue!   Eyes blinded by floods, Not a soul

Short Story


The ‘Possessed’ Friend

By Nadeem Shah Standing outside the black-painted gate of this three-storey house in Srinagar’s volatile Maisuma locality, Junaid moves his hand towards the doorbell. He is perspiring and nervous – a bit frightened,



Walnut Woes

By Amit Koul The most pathetic activity of civilized society isn’t only to look into the personal affairs—but equally not to anticipate the dark future of natural resources. A few of them help