Special Report

Ajatshatru son of Dr Karan Singh joined BJP alongwith his wife

It Is Opportunism, Stupid!

As hoards of politicians’ crossover and embrace groupings they stood against for, embarrassed commoners feel shocked. But ideologies being dead for a long time, power politics will survive as the art of exploring


File Photo: Bilal Bahadur

Omar’s Macchil

When Army announced from Delhi that a court martial probing the Macchil fake encounter has concluded its trial and awarded life sentence to six soldiers including a Colonel and a Major rank officer,



The red events  

S Rehman Elections are back with the spate of killings. The precursor to the event is just the ‘reminder of the bullets and blood’ that witnessed the parliamentary elections early this year. The


Dilwar Mir


RAFIABAD For Dillawar Mir, PDP secretary general the verdict by CBI court in Delhi convicted him to three years imprisonment and a 3.21 crore fine in a case of cheating and dishonesty has

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NC headquarters Nawa-e-Subha

‘Losing’ Manzil to ‘Misty’ Morning  

Before the deluge (in fall) dampened NC’s poll spirits, the defeat (in spring) had already set off sombre mood inside the party headquarters. In between defeat and deluge, NC apparently forgot the big

Sub Regional


Feverish Chenab

After polling out its favourite son in summer polls, Chenab Valley is feverish again. Though Ghulam Nabi Azad is doing his best to retain party’s influence in one of Kashmir’s most communally sensitive

Human Rights

Army during an encounter in South Kashmir.
Pic: Bilal Bahadur

Tactical Tag

Chattergam killings added to the long list of army’s “mistaken identity” cases in valley. With army promising swift action in the case, Safwat Zargar highlights the facts and fate of many such cases


Dancing Abdullah

Missing Factor  

His maiden defeat made Dr Farooq Abdullah quit politics for obvious health reasons. It is not his party alone that is feeling his absence from the electoral theatre, reports Saima Bhat In the

Photo Feature

Collective beating

The Mood Of Harvest

When people of a picturesque Gantamulla village of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district harvested their paddy fields this fall, the scenes of festivity spread around. Kashmir Life’s internee Idrees Mir captures the mood of harvest



View from Razdan Pass

With the dawn of November 25, Bandipora district overlooked by Razdan pass will witness first phase polling in its three assembly segments. While it seems bilateral in Bandipora town, the contest appears trilateral



Deluged Imagery

Flood of reports and studies keep coming to detail the causes and consequences of September deluge. Saima Bhat highlights the flood report prepared by using the satellite images For the first time in



Lost in Translation

Looking for a government job, get a degree first. Want to make laws and rule the state, fret not. You can be a cabinet minister without ever attending a school! Syed Asma takes


Dancing Abdullah

Missing Factor  

His maiden defeat made Dr Farooq Abdullah quit politics for obvious health reasons. It is not his party alone that is feeling his absence from the electoral theatre, reports Saima Bhat In the

News Notes

Kashmir Million March in London

News Notes

Kashmir MARCH ‘Kashmir Million March’ is being held in capital city of United Kingdom on October 26, in support of freedom of Kashmir. India reacted sharply to the event by calling on the



Haider: To be or not be

Mir Liyakat Haider is one of the first ever Bollywood movie that attempted to stage the Shakespeare’s revenge play Hamlet on the recurring Kashmir tragedy. It is meant for an audience whom in


A view of Srinagar's Lambert lane. Photo: Bilal Bahadur.

Oh, Lal Chowk!

As Jhelum retreated to its banks after creating a reign of terror in valley, the city centre Lal Chowk looks faded and filthy. With stinky ambiance, piled up debris and remorseful faces, the




by Hirra Sultan Hope to me was God himself But to me, was He turning deaf?   The rope to pull me up was Him But somewhere, did the rope He trim?  

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.

Arts & Culture


1903’s Great Flood

Kashmir was inundated by a great flood in 1903. Jhelum flowed down with such a huge discharge that parts of M A Road remained water logged for many years. Historian P N K



I and the Flood! Part: III

Irtif Lone Indeed, the other name for life is resilience. It is the resilience of a seed that lets it grow into a beautiful flower, even under the mountainous rock whose nature otherwise


Dal Lake

What made September 7 floods so bad?

Athar Parvaiz It has been over a month since a massive flood left the central and southern areas of Kashmir devastated killing 281 people and rendering thousands of families homeless besides damaging property