Scholar with a gun

When Lolab’s Mannan Wani drove from AMU to join rebels, everybody within and outside the security grid started asking: “Why did an AMU scholar leave his PhD for a gun?” Shams Irfan took the same question to his home for his professor father The excitement to visit home would often…

Special Report

Sunjwan Strike

As the rattling guns broke the early morning slumber inside the sprawling Sunjwan garrison in Jammu on February 10, the…

Conflict

Sabzar Enigma

A bookish man who stayed away from tensions, was frightening by tear-smoke shells, spent eight years in studying far away…

Personality

Yousuf Nadeem

Mohammad Yousuf Rather known to Kashmir newspapers as Yousuf Nadeem was killed by an unidentified gunman last week. An employee…

Health

Family Forgetfulness

Many men and women admitted to Kashmir’s only mental hospital were forgotten by their families after they got well. Zeenish…

Photo Essay

Romancing the Lake

by Mihir Patilhande Srinagar’s jewel, Dal Lake is the major tourist attraction in the city centre. When you think of the…

Business

TAAI-Up

As the state tourism ministry is trying to help revive the hospitality sector, facing a historic slump for the last…

History

Nehru’s First Speech On Kashmir

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, last week, commented that had Sardar Patel been in the driving seat, “entire Kashmir would have…

Infrastructure

Forlorn, Forgotten?

Karnah belt that was flattened by the October 2005, earthquake is in a deep crisis for lack of credible accessibility.…

Society

Gender Crisis

A month after the state government admitted the existence of trans-genders in J&K, the community that has survived torture and…

Discourse

Slippery Grounds

by Khursheed Wani In late February 2015, the PDP and BJP finalized the Agenda of Alliance draft, a roadmap for…