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Next Tosamaidan?

After winding up its half-a-century-old gory shell-campaign at Tosamaidan in 2014, army is exploring alternative area. Bajpathri, the fascinating meadow between Pulwama, Budgam and Rajouri is one option. Kashmir Life’s photo chief, Bilal

Downtown’s Glory

Everybody thought it was suicidal to invest Rs 6 crore in hospitality sector in otherwise hostile downtown. Mohammad Raafi talks to the brother duo who helped bust the myth Three years back when

The Kak Hut

As equations changed with time, the lodge housing the erstwhile Prime Minister of Kashmir was acquired by the man whose father happened to build it for the top executive. Shakir Mir reports the

High-end Flight

In a move to woo high-end tourists to Kashmir, the state government recently flagged off an air service aimed to bypass the traffic snarls of Srinagar. Shakir Mir reports the prospects of valley’s

Dogra Grace

The derelict walls of Mubark Mandi Complex in Jammu’s old city are witness to centuries of politics, power and intrigue. But with its restoration to glory tangled into red-tapism it cries for attention.

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

Renting Rides

It took bike enthusiast Basharat Ayaz Gilkar two years to convince authorities that renting bikes is legal in Kashmir. With already 40 bikes in his kitty, Kashmir Bikers is one stop destination for

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

Weighted Down

At the end of every year state government and Amarnath Shrine Board thanks each other for conducting annual Amarnath Yatra successfully. But what they forget to mention is the contribution of thousands of

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