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The Ghost Village

The Ghost Village

Continued turmoil did not trigger massive demographic upheavals and migrations alone. Jibran Nazir located a village in Kupwara that ceased to exist because population was asked to leave On a calm afternoon in

Staring at Death

A killer disease is silently engulfing large tracts of population in south Kashmir with serious socio-economic fall-outs. Aakash Hassan reports the affliction and the danger that looms ahead In 2013, when Syed Lutfullah,

Rural Remilitarisation

After unprecedented poll cancellation, the government is still clueless about how to halt the slide that could push Kashmir into yet another crisis. The muscular policy that Delhi wants its ally to implement

Shutting Internet? Ask This Man First

In the shutdown-abundant Kashmir, where load shedding is done to manage energy deficit, authorities see the internet outages as one sure method to make governance easy. This, however, is getting in conflict with

Human Shields

After a mobile user recorded a few seconds of footage showing soldiers using a Shawl weaver as a human shield, moments after he cast his vote in the low-polled Lok Sabha by-elections, Kashmir

Volcanic Verdict

Unprecedented since 1951, the first recorded election, the poll, re-poll and the postponement in Kashmir bypolls is the newest protest that cannot become a police case. The single digit participation has clearly indicated

Deconstructing Budshah

Kashmir’s medieval Sultan Zain-ul-Abideen was tolerant, secular, humane and lover of knowledge and art. He built Kashmir and faced challenges as any other ruler did. He fought his elder brother initially and later

Cashmere in Dubai

Hundreds of Kashmiris toiled hard in Middle East’s coastal desert to become part of Dubai’s golden-glass growth story. Belatedly, they started following other expat communities by organizing sports events to interact and somehow

Waiting for Papa

As their father languishes in Delhi’s Tihar jail for last 21 years, four daughters are doing their bit to keep the family together. Heena Muzzafar meets the siblings who are eagerly waiting for


As the four districts are trying to get a semblance of routine after losing 77 youth in 2016 unrest, amid frequent interventions in bloody encounters, the region is going to polls early April.