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Gold Hatrick

Defying conventions Shopian’s Insha Zahoor bagged three gold medals at a recently held convocation in AMU. Saima Bhat talks about her journey Insha Zahoor, 26, was confident that she will top in her department,

Teaching Talent

His unconventional method of teaching helped him transform a government school in a way that two shifts were needed to manage the rush. It also earned him a Fulbright Fellowship in US. Jibran

Saving Namda

An 18-year-old girl’s invention helped save the centuries old art of Namda making. A sports and science fiction buff, she already has her kitty full with offers from top world universities. Heena Muzzafar

It’s Magic

Next time you see somebody trying to read your mind on a street in Srinagar, don’t be alarmed. He could be Kashmir’s illusionist Raja Aadam. An illusionist, he has many tricks up his

Defiant Doyen

The breakdown that followed Burhan’s killing pushed Kashmir back to protracted protests. Remote-controlling an unprecedented disobedience movement, the man known for his defiance had apparently an uneasy task at hand. Fifteen weeks after,

Being Burhan

In the new age Kashmir, even rebellion needs icons. But the rise of Tral’s sober son in the virtual world was meteoric, surprising and game-changing. As angry Kashmir is seething, Bilal Handoo explains the

Penman’s Peregrination

Life takes a full circle, quite literally. Syed Asma talks to noted Urdu and Kashmiri essayist Prof Mohammed Zaman Azurdah to piece together dots of his life through partition, poverty and painful memories

The Gilgit Rebel

From Gilgit to Kupwara, Srinagar to Jammu and eventually from Muzaffarabad to London, Amanullah Khan Astori lived an eventful life to preach third-option for Kashmir. Pretty controversial for most of his life, Khan

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