Infrastructure articles

Patnitop Tamed

Patnitop Tamed

The 9.2 km long Chenani–Nashri tunnel will cut travel time between Srinagar and Jammu by two hours bypassing major hiccups like Patnitop and Batote towns. Aakash Hassan takes a quick pre-inauguration tour to

Google Gets In

With J&K exhibiting one of the highest cell phone penetration rates in India, data dependence is luring searching giant Google into the state, very soon, reports Masood Hussain J&K has finally crossed the

0 Bridge 2.0

With Zero Bridge renovated at a sluggish pace in traditional Kashmiri architecture, it is almost a replica of Zaina Kadal of eighteenth century. Riyaz Ul Khaliq visits the bridge, slated to open by

Railway Madam

What it is like being a female engineer in Kashmir? From being idolized in the peripheries to jeering city crowds Insha Zargar has experienced it all. Saima Bhat tells her story “Yi kadel

Set in Cement

Khrew’s rise to fame as Kashmir’s cement capital is dusted with promises, pain, rivalries, and choked lungs. Bilal Handoo tells the story of cement through the prism of Khrew’s current standoff Boulevard to

Strategic Focus

Expenditure of billions of rupees is in the pipeline to improve the infrastructure in J&K. But the priority in public spending lies more in strategic belts than, reports R S Gull A slew of

Global Architect

From an introvert Kashmiri boy to a global architect, Tony Ashai is behind the breathtaking mansions housing who’s who of the world. After taking world by storm with his structural designs, the man

Desperately Dependent

For centuries Kashmir managed winters with traditions evolved by generations till the rundown Srinagar-Jammu road helped plain to find a market. Syed Asma reports how residents manage hedging the risk of getting into