Special Report


Packaged Oddly

Prime Minister Modi’s Rs 80068 crore TAMIER package has its intent rooted in the heart of the right-wing. But how will J&K use this investment to improve its capacities and maximize the cascading



Stay Healthy

For the last fortnight, the news that has dominated the front-pages was about a Delhi media house, routinely carrying over a developmental comparison survey across Indian states, offering state of the state’s award



Bilal Kakpori

This past summer saw one man frequently turning up inside Srinagar’s Pratap Park with the giant poster of incarcerated Mohammad Qasim Faktoo. The man was Bilal Kakpori, who along with his ilk spearheaded




GOA Minister Sajad Gani Lone is the first recipient of Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Award for Politics 2015. Part of Swarajya Awards, constituted by the RSS think-tank India Foundation, Lone was honoured at



Finding Kundalwan

Throughout last century, Kashmiri researchers had been trying to pinpoint the spot where the fourth Buddhist conference took place almost two millennia ago. But most of the Buddhist sites were taken over during

Sub Regional


White Revolution 

There is much more than border and barbed wire to this frontier district of Kupwara. A small village is spearheading a white revolution to transform the fate of the region and the people.

Public Affairs


Managing Hunger

Despite producing only a fraction of what we consume Kashmir conveniently wastes thousands of tonnes of food every day. Mohammad Raafi meets four cousins who salvage surplus food from the haves to feed



Poetic Musings

He is a banker who thinks in verses rather than ones and zeroes. Shakir Mir talks to poet Mohammad Zahid to piece together his journey to the world of literature         During his college

Web Exclusive



Return of KPs

Nazir Ahmad Nazir The return of Kashmiri Pandits (KPs) to their homeland has snowballed into a major controversy in recent times. The controversy became crisis when BJP planned to settle the displaced community



Mann Ka Radio?

Started by emergency ruler during Kashmir’s transition from Dogra Raj to Delhi era, Radio Kashmir has been airing voices for nearly seven decades now compelling Kashmiris to lend it eager ears. But amid



Dream On

Rejected by the ‘perfect world’ these kids have carved a perfect world of their own at Zaiba Appa. Saima Rashid spends one quiet afternoon at this south Kashmir facility housing specially-abled children to

Photo Feature


Militant Killings: An Emotional Downpour

While Kashmir is bracing for an intense winter ahead, three young rebels lost their lives down South. In North, after ten days of hectic search, army, which lost their colonel to militants’ bullet,


On a visit to winter capital, Jammu, Bishnu Pokharel at Hari Singh Palace.

Academic Imperialists

Bishnu Pokharel During my childhood days, I used to listen to a story related to Russian Czars. They were autocratic rulers who never entertained any critique from public. No one dared to talk




Wheeling Energy

Baglihar has two separate systems for energy transmission and both are efficiently working, reports Riyaz ul Khaliq Even as weak geology of the mountains housing the dam and the power station threw up


Young Minds Big Change

Technopreneurship and Kashmir

In an age of ever-changing information technology, Kashmir cannot lag behind. Aijaz A Dagga deciphers the idea of Technopreneurship as how this tool can be adopted a means of society development There is

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.



Ugly Tale of Beautiful Dale…

By Syed Sayim Hark, hark the ugly tale of beautiful dale With cardiac wounds everyone dost wail   Look how it burns in patriotic wave One more martyr succumbed to injuries its soul

Short Story


“The Ghost”

“Jaana, Beloved, you should not stoop low in life after my departure. Remember always that hope sustains people. When I was a young boy, my father disappeared in the raids, my mother fell



Marriage or Mirage!

By Gowhar Shameem Mir Marriage is described to be a pious, personal, and the perfect affair by almost all the religions of the world. It’s a relationship in which two souls reunite to