Diary articles

In Nature’s lap

In Nature’s lap

By: Khursheed Wani April has never been wet in two decades in a colossal way as this year in Kashmir. The cyclonic circulation induced by the western disturbances kept on hovering over the

Thailand: Sea, Sand and Sunshine

By: Shams Irfan As the airbus began to descend towards Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport, a mélange of hues: green, neon, grey, blue and red, started to illuminate outside my window. The first look of

The mountain Stone Horse

By Shah Faesal On February 16, morning I started off from Baglihar with my team of engineers to take stock of pre-construction works of one of the most ambitious hydropower-projects of J&K –

Streetlights and Hairstyles

By Tabish Rafiq Mir Streetlights and supermarkets, shopping malls and ships, traffic lights and terraces, autos with meters and buses with tickets (and not sprouting with people): I hadn’t been warned. Men with

Trip to Valley of Shepherds

Muhammad Raafi Route to Pahalgam never stops fascinating you. It is not only ‘picture perfect’, but equally intriguing, making one feel: whether it is meeting the fate of Punjab. Such is the flip

A Trip to Wilayat

London first stuck in my mind like glue when I was a boy. Zan Chi Landan Gatsun (As if you’re going to London), I remember the parental refrain. Finally I visited United Kingdom,

Pakistan, You don’t Know

Shams Irfan Carrying a thousand Salams (greeting) for the Pak Watan (Sacred nation) – from friends, relatives, neighbours, acquaintances, people I know and I don’t know – along with twenty boxes of Kashmiri

Arabian Nights

Journalist Sheikh Qayoom is a grandfather but has not forgotten his childhood winters which were quite different, adventurous and interesting then The winter of my childhood was the season of Arabian Nights –

Majestic Maldives

 Dr Qayum Hamid Changal I landed in Maldives on January 10, 2014. With dreams in my heart and vision wide and clear, it was a challenge for me. After completion of my bachelors

My Kabul in Kashmir

Mona Hossaini ‘Araste’ I had three options to choose from to pursue my post graduation: Iran, Russia and Kashmir. And I choose the last one because of the interesting course offered: Kashmir and