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Weaving Wonders

Weaving Wonders

Two friends are determined to revive the once famous art of crochet or Koereshi, by using social media. Heena Muzzafar met the duo to understand the challenges of working in a limited access

A Kashmir Rediscovery

In Kashmir’s new digital divide era, J&K’s Department Of Culture surprises everybody by coming up with a wall calendar that brings state’s 12 priceless artefacts to people’s living rooms by rediscovering cultural roots,

Politics of Relevance

By Khursheed Wani Twenty-three years ago, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) was launched under the leadership of teenaged Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, as a grouping of 23 political, religious and social organizations. The thread

That Last Drive

Shams Irfan spent 24 hours in Tral and was part of the multiple funeral prayers that swelling mourners offered on July 9. Five months later, he drove back to the southern town and

Death of Fear

Fear is a key element of managing abnormal situations and it has been in vogue for decades now in Kashmir. With youth clashing with cops in utter disregard to their lives and now

Separated by a bullet

Every single killing in the summer 2016 unrest left behind a story of pain, loss and festering wounds that will take its own time to heal. But there are stories which will be

The Autumn Tears

Unrest 2016 was different in its ferocity and spread. While the ideologically split space has worked enormously to evaluate the costs in blood, body-parts, business and education, nobody has looked at the impact

Whose Martyr Is This Sarpanch?

From his hit and run affair with paramilitary to his eventful date with militancy, Shahbad’s Sajad did it all before embracing Congress, the party he quit in post-Burhan Kashmir, only to return to

Beyond Sadhna Top

As India and Pakistan are shelling each other’s positions, it is the civilian population that suffers the worst. Bilal Handoo spent a day with the people in Teetwal—almost 200km from Srinagar—that is living

Exams, Eyes & Politics

With ‘dead eyes’ in background and at the peak of a debate over education when parents drove more than 80,000 students to the examination halls amid strike, it was a commoner finally taking