Special Report

The handshake that did not materialize.

The ‘Saffron’ Line

Delhi and Islamabad went back to their stated positions and cancelled the scheduled NSA talks. This time, again, Kashmir was the main factor. Amid the gloom over the cancellation of engagement, MA Shah



Tourism Talk

Politicians have always projected tourism as the barometer of the improved situation and the backbone to the fragile economy of Kashmir. It suited them politically, though it always was in direct confrontation with


The outgoing chief secretary Iqbal Khanday at his office inside Secretariat.


Iqbal M Khanday Kashmir political arena is getting oddly belligerent at a time when government and governance were trying to connect, almost half a year later. The self-ouster of the top bureaucrat has




HYDERPORA To many it was shocking. The ailing separatist patriarch incarcerated at home for more than five months wanted an in-door meeting of his workers. Authorities, initially, had no objection and later they


Amir Jama’at-e-Islami J&K, Muhammad Abdullah Wani, after unfurling party flag at annual Ijtima in North Kashmir’s Baramullah district on June 07, 2015.

Jama’at: What Next?

Jama’at is neither in a state of decline nor is it facing any existential crisis. Scholar Iymon Majid writes the Islamist party is in a state of a self-correcting mode Jama’at-e-Islami in J&K



Connection Lost

Suhail A Shah Kashmir Life recently dedicated some pages for “Young Life” where kids can contribute their pieces of creativity. I, being a contributor living in South Kashmir, was entrusted with getting in


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Haunting Drives

Apart from usual chit-chats, certain conversations among drivers community are spine-chilling. While plying on deserted road in the dead of the night, many drivers complain experiencing something scary, very scary. Bilal Handoo reports



Designer Dreams

Located in the busy lanes of Srinagar’s old city Mahjooba Abaya has clientele spread across continents. The designer duo sisters tell Sehar Qazi how they realised their dream of transforming traditional Abayas into

Web Exclusive

Kashmir Women, A 100 Years Ago: Women have been at the receiving end of the situation throughout. To prevent them from being killed in wombs, the government has devised a new scheme.

Now In 6 J&K Districts, Girls Are Born Rich

Bilal Handoo SRINAGAR With Social Welfare and Child Development Project officers gearing up to register applications for the Mufti government’s ambitious Ladli Scheme, the April 2015 born girls in J&K’s six districts availing



Sleeping Threat

Shakir Mir For first time since last year’s floods, water level in river Jhelum this week touched an all-time low of 2.55 ft at Sangam, 4.55 ft at Ram Munshibagh and 2.83 ft


Author alongwith other South Asian and native students at one of their friends’ home in North Kashmir’s Sopore in summer this year.

Bhutan In Kashmir

Kabita Kharka I had always heard about the beauty of Kashmir. Snow-capped mountains, lush green forests, fresh meadows and a variety of flowers is how I used to picture Kashmir. Beside this, I

The Straight Curve

Arshid Malik

Two Minutes Please

Arshid Malik The top instant noodle of the country is in hot waters. High levels of lead have “lead” to the dread that has made India stop reaching out for this two-minute instant

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Disappeared Remembered in Kashmir

KL NEWS NETWORK SRINAGAR   The more than two decade conflict has lasting impact. The old, frail, yet resilient mother lost in search of his beloved son. Bilal Bahadur covers the event in


Shahnawaz Ahmad Sofi

Silken Strokes

Everybody in the family thought he is overqualified to be a carpet weaver. But this fine arts student was dreaming of a revolution in the industry. Syed Asma visits him to see some



Solid Sopore

It proved costly for Sopore to jump from being apple town to the rebel town. Inducing poverty and impacting public infrastructure, the image-shift decimated its economy and its life. Almost a quarter century



Spectrum Knack

The journey of Math nerd who shone throughout his academic career has reached to a point where he is locally working on global initiative for overcoming communication crisis, reports Saima Rashid With best



Physiotherapy as Career Option

Dr Sheema Rehmani is working as Senior Consultant Physiotherapy at Al-Tabeeb Fitness and Physiotherapy. She answers some questions asked by Saima Rashid on Physiotherapy as career option. Kashmir Life (KL): What is physiotherapy? Sheema

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.



World of Possibilities…

By Muhammad Nadeem   Who understands this world? here miracles, here impossible happens! here misery satisfies the soul’s veins and pain muddles: saints into savages   When Time lies beneath the sun To

Short Story


When Two Families Die

“The two families are again together after two months, but this time for the last time; never to meet again or always to be together, here and there. Families talk about Shabir and


A view of old Baramulla Town -- Photo: Sajad Hussain

A Call for the Social Change

By: Towfeeq Wani A certain twenty-three year old boy, just out of an engineering college, wearing blue jeans and a stripped knee-length kurta, donning a white skullcap, enters our compound and rings the