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Turmoil Turbulence

On July 9, suspension of mobile and internet services proved fatal for businesses who couldn’t reach their clients and vice-versa. A number of deals got cancelled forcing small start-ups in to relocate or

A Mandi Undone

  For most of the season, the dominating discourse was whose writ runs large. By the time, the government agreed against interrupting the new routine in Sopore Mandi, season was almost over, Zafar

Mission Saffron

Dwindling yield has pushed Pampore’s saffron growers to a new low and sections within the government wish they start producing corms that are required for introducing the crop to other districts. Shams Irfan

A Distant Casualty

As a major consumer market in northern region, Kashmir sources its requirements from across the region. With the curfew-strike combine taking over the routine for a month now, the manufacturing sector in Jammu

Poppy Pop Up

Marijuana is outdated. Now poppy cultivation is popular in Kashmir because it yields better, faster, is less labour intensive and has a niche market where prices do not matter. Masood Hussain details the


As more people carrying plastic cards are skipping the routine and making real purchases from the virtual malls from their bedrooms, a new market is taking over North India’s vibrant consumer economy. Full

Wine Monies

Liquor is an interesting business. For a produce worth Rs 280 crore in 2015-16, the government made Rs 817 crore as taxes. Tragically the drinker paid it all. Kashmir has slightly increased its

‘Meat’ My Rabbits

For twenty years they literally lived under the shadow of guns. Since its demiltrilisation, rabbit farm in Pattan is now back in business. Shakir Mir explores the potential of rabbit’s entry into our

A Clay Thing

Not so long ago clay utensils were central to Kashmir’s lifestyle. But as plastic took over, people associated with the craft are fading into timeline. Mohammad Raafi reports Puffing a cigarette, Bashir Ahmad