Special Report


Sangh, Sainik and Scholarship

Apparently addressing its vote bank, the noisy rightwing exposed a plan that was inches away from implementation in Srinagar. But how long can the new government sit over the interest that are so



Improve Stake holding

The North Pole-South Pole alliance has discovered the fulcrum of the association that helps it balance the pressures from the two sides. Power, obviously is playing the key adhesive to manage differences on




SONAMARG Bollywood’s ‘bad boy’ Gulshan Grover who started his career from Rocky shot in Kashmir (1981) was shooting in Sonamrag for Malaysian film I Am Not A Terrorist last week. The film has


JKLF chief Yasin Malik during his 30-hr long hunger strike in Srinagar. (Photos: Bilal Bahadur/KL)

Mohammad Yasin Malik

Mohammad Yasin Malik Ever since the summer durbar resumed operations in Srinagar, a series of controversial issues triggered a sense of unrest across valley. Issues like Sainik colony perceived as the threat to



Trip to Valley of Shepherds

Muhammad Raafi Route to Pahalgam never stops fascinating you. It is not only ‘picture perfect’, but equally intriguing, making one feel: whether it is meeting the fate of Punjab. Such is the flip



Why So Silent

Nasheman Farozan Nazir Amid chaos and confusion prevalent in Kashmir post Handwara killings, I am surprised by the mockery, drama and lenient response of the ruling parties. Razing a bunker will not help


Handwara girl flanked by her parents addressing presser

Cautious Moves

Syed Asma If you are not from glamour industry, seeing yourself on hoardings displayed on roadsides may give you an awkward feeling. Perhaps the same reason made Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to assert:

The Straight Curve


Down the memory lane

Arshid Malik Pre-90s Kashmir was an altogether different place. I have very fond memories of that era. The first shock I received, as the era ended, was the shutting down of our school

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Human Rights


‘Shafi Ma Lobukh?’

When a Class 11 Batamaloo boy became one of the earliest enforced disappearance cases in Srinagar at the stroke of nineties, a silent death spree started in his family. To get the promising



Aroma of Success

Despite vast wastelands available for lavender cultivation, Kashmir’s contribution to global demand of three thousand tones is just three tones. Shakir Mir explores the possibilities amid bottlenecks Every year in July, Rubeena Tabassum,



Khan in Kashmir

TV actor Imran Khan is a regular in Kashmir nowadays. Thanks to his new travel film Sargoshiyan shot in picturesque valley. Saima Bhat reports Television actor turned Bollywood director Imran Khan, still remembers

Photo Feature

Farooq Ahmad Sheikh Funeral on May 17, 2016 photo by Bilal Bahadur 2

Mid-Night Encounter & A Funeral in Frames

After the mid-night ‘encounter’ resulting in death of a local militant, Kashmir Life’s Bilal Bahadur drove to South Kashmir’s Shopian to cover funeral of the slain militant After joining Hizbul Mujahideen ranks in

Life Story


Mobilising Immobility

After a life changing injury left him bed-ridden Dildar Ahmad Shapo, refused to spend time cursing his luck. Instead, he drove from Kashmir to Kanyakumri in a customised car, reports Aakash Hassan Some



Beyond Bias    

They rejected government jobs to start an academy for commerce students, but not without a few fingers raised. Heena Muzzafar tells story of an Old Srinagar teacher-duo In 2012, Huma Aijaz and Uzma



Pashmina Portal

Disturbed by the plight of artisan a young boy is out to change the system. Ubeer Naqushbandi reports the legacy of a business family and its fall and rise  One afternoon in November


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.


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Trapped in Traps

By Syed Tajamul Hussain A dot of beauty, history is enough for it Many have left homes to take glimpse of it   Paradise on earth, everyone was singing After trapped in traps,



Broaden Your Horizons

By Mehboob Makhdoomi It fills my heart with joy to see some of our youth qualify competitive exams which are held at the ‘All India level’. It is clear that these people are