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Virtual Wars

Virtual Wars

This past week Kashmir remained on the edge after half-a-dozen videos of atrocities surfaced online. Aakash Hassan reports how mobile phones are changing the ground realities in Kashmir Before setting up his twelve-wheel

Campus Reacts

As Kashmir was limping to normalcy after bullets mixed with ballot during daylong by-poll, a police raid in a south Kashmir college triggered sort of a crisis forcing closure of academic spaces for

What next?

After Srinagar by-polls proved costly in terms of human loss and manifestation of anger the question remains what will happen in south on May 25. Aakash Hassan tries to find out Saleem felt

The fall of Zaina Kadal  

By building a bridge on Zaina Kadal, Budshah created an access between the two halves of the city. But this was one of few projects that the longest serving Shahmiri king executed in

Whither Zainageer

One of the major belts that Budshah made famous was the Zainageer in Sopore outskirts. He had built a palace and set up a vast canal to help people produce more food. More

Zainatilak, the missing town

Budshah built massive infrastructure in his half a century rule. Barring a few canals, nothing exists. But almost everything he built, names are still the same. However, there is only one exception, reports

CPEC Impact?

Kashmiri expats in Dubai admit the CPEC is a major development in the region and may impact Kashmir but insist the golden glass emirate shall remain unchallenged for the next two decades, at

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

Walls Do Speak

A group of artists joined hands to restore abandoned structures in tourist hot-spots across Kashmir. But that is not all they intend to do. Saima Bhat reports the idea behind Alif foundation Next