Special Report articles

Ikhwan Tales

After suspected gunmen shot dead Rashid Billa at his Hajin residence, the Ikhwan tales were again in demand. Shams Irfan visited the belt to understand how the cult worked and what the costs

Fear and Exile

The killing of a senior party worker literally sent PDP foot-soldiers looking for save heavens outside south Kashmir. Suhail A Shah reports what it takes to be a party worker in uncertain times

Discordant Tones

Two years after the BJP and PDP entered into polar alliance, nothing much has moved on the Kashmir front. After 2016 unrest and recent Lok Sabha poll crisis, the alliance should have gone

Bloody Sunday

One of the bloodiest polling days in Kashmir’s recent history left 8 dead and over two hundred injured. Zubair Sofi manages to travel through the still seething Budgam to report the tragedies Funeral

Budshah’s Nallai Mar  

For ages, rulers in Kashmir have constructed canals to improve life and production. But there is no ruler who could come even closer to Budshah. While most of them survived for half of

Campaign Whispers

With massive tensions at ground zero, PDP and Congress candidates pitted for the South Kashmir Lok Sabha seat are busy in a lethargic, low-cost, low key campaign, reports  Akaash Hassan. At the funeral of Hizb

Brides for Sale

There are hundreds of non-local brides in Kashmir. While some marry on their own and live happily, a huge number of them are lured, sold, re-sold by an ‘organized system’ serving those who

Delayed Degrees

A two year PG course takes more than three years to complete in Kashmir University, leaving students in a fix. Saima Bhat talks to students who regret enrolling at Kashmir’s once prestigious institution

New City Set-up

Messed by trash and waste for generations over the decades, capital Srinagar city have grown haphazardly with clear lack of developmental forecasting. As J&K government is seeking funding for converting the capital city