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Srinagar, IN
Summer Darbar is back in valley, which’s grappling with myriad basic issues, amid the growing official apathy. To begin with, the highway hiccups are now sending home rotten eatables and thus handing unimaginable losses to the troubled traders of Kashmir. Despite being a concern, rather a crisis, it isn’t even batting...
Since Wednesday morning, a glum house at Srinagar’s Athwajan area is caught in a wave of reflections and recollections. As mourners enter and exit, they offer their heartfelt tributes to the man who changed the construction scenario in Kashmir. Recalled as a “noble philanthropist”, the departed man,...
After “foreign educated” city mayor lately belittled the significance of wetlands, the poachers have now turned Narkara wetland into a hunting heartland of Kashmir. Swooping down on their prey during midnight hours or by daybreak, the hunters freely take home the bird booty right under the nose...
Some 42 kilometers from Srinagar, a remote hill hamlet has become a major devotional attraction for people of Kashmir. Legend has it that the local crowd-pulling cave is related to Kashmir’s legendary saint. If true, it might help understand the deep-seated cave mystery in Kashmir.
When some Indian celebrities and prominent personalities began donning designer outfits with Kashmiri Aari embroidery on them, it brought to mind the unsung artisan class of the valley who since centuries has been keeping the needle art alive amid trying times. By Fahim Matoo
One of the Budshah-era heritage marvels of Kashmir is out of public reach since 2002 when competing cries for its custodianship sparked off tensions. 17 years later, locked-down Madin sahib shrine is still caught in sectarian loggerheadedness. By Sadaf Shabir, Mashkoora Khan
At a time when Islamophobia is shaping up into the mosque massacre, Muslim nations are still caught in their own parochial perceptions. As two opinionated Kashmiri Muslims argue in this piece, the need of an hour is to rise above the sectarian views for the larger reforms...
An alarmingly outrageous death trailed by a familiar pattern has just shaken the valley. While a prominent unionist leader sees the shades of the ‘dark past’ in Rizwan Asad’s custodial death inside Cargo, many feel the case will eventually meet the slain lecturer’s fate.
He was born blind in a family where his father trained him to face the larger indifferent world around him. Years later, this grooming would make Haneef Malik a fighter of his and that of his tribe’s rights. By Sheikh Saqib
Mosque Hammams unlike vintage shop-fronts catch steam of their own when playing host of argumentative Kashmiris during winters. Recently when war was hovering over the valley, one such dissecting discourse ended up making a budding scribe a hostage of ‘know-it-all’ experience. By Tabish...
The function of education, Martin Luther King once said, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. This adage comes to one’s mind and defies the very definition in the backdrop of sweeping crackdown on Jama’at-e-Islami in Kashmir, and its affiliated institutions.
Mass detention of its leaders and activists followed by a ban on Jama’at-e-Islami has already drawn flak in Kashmir. An ensued rallying cry against the action has now brought different stakeholders together to press for an immediate revocation of the ban. It started in the...
After Pulwama attack left 49 CRPF men dead, Indian newsrooms and social media blew war bugle. Soon as Kashmiris became soft-targets in different parts of India, it brought home a horrible message of helplessness. By Tanveer Rashid Magrey So...
The jammu and Kashmir administration backed by New Delhi on Sunday ordered withdrawal of State security and all other government facilities to five of the Separatist leaders in the region. The list includes  Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Abdul Ghani Bhat, Bilal Lone, Hashim Qureshi and Shabir...
An army officer was killed today in an explosion along the LoC in Lam Jhanger sector of Rajouri district of J&K. In a seperate incident an army soldier was wounded in cross-LoC firing in Nowshera area of Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on...