Places articles

Food on the Go

Not everybody can afford glitzy restaurants and fast food joints that now dot Srinagar city. There are thousands who still throng city’s famous Food Street that has survived both competition and change. Zafar

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

Pulwama Periscope

Before the 50-hour long EDI siege would cost the security grid dearly, Pulwama was jumping to retain its No 1 rank among Kashmir’s districts. A major producer and a manufacturer, the district has won

Neglected Discoveries

What lies beneath is the question that has baffled archeologists for long. Perhaps the answer lies in discoveries made on and off. But an uninterested government, and resource deficit department is only erasing

Highway Hangover

The existence of Baglihar Power Project consumed its namesake village forever not before giving name, fame and prosperity to Chanderkote. Fifteen years after the ‘change’ swept over, Bilal Handoo visits the area to

My Kashmir Connection

The events of 1947 forced a Pakistani family to abandon their summer holiday house in Gulmarg. Now a garrison, the house still evokes memories of a golden era for Omer Tarin A famous

Tel Aviv Outhouse

Away from the Srinagar’s politics a small tourist spot in Pahalgham is heaven for Israeli tourists. They spend their days watching ‘birds’. Suhail A Shah on his visit to Aru meets a few

Lotus: Yet to Bloom

Indu Dhungana On April 6, 2014, I landed at the Srinagar airport in my first visit to the fabled ‘paradise on earth’ called Kashmir. The weather seemed hostile. On my first step on