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Jockeying Kashmir

For aspiring Radio Jockeys, Sophie is an inspiration. Her own life has a daily transition from a homely girl to…

Film competition irks aspirants

Independent filmmakers allege that criteria fixed by the Cultural Academy are flawed, and designed to favour a certain section Shazia Khan reports.
Film makers in the state are annoyed at the criterion prescribed by the Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages for an upcoming films competition.

Death of a musical note

With Gen X refusing to learn the art of making musical instruments, a centuries old art form in Kashmir is about to extinct. Shazia Yousuf tells the story of its last surviving artist, Ghulam Mohammad Zaz.

Kicking a storm

Movie masala and real life are set to clash once again in Kashmir as football star Mehrajudin Wadoo wants his…

Bringing the timeless music back

Singers are breaking the shackles and re-introducing traditional Kashmiri music to the people it belongs to. Tanveen Kawoosa tells the…

April Fool on March 18

Tanveen Kawoosa Playright and theatre director Amin Bhat is coming up an experimental spoof on environment this week.  The play,…

The Trendsetter

(Kh Sonaullah Bhat with his cpontemporary Ghulam Mohamad Sofi and cleric Mirwaiz Umer Farooq) Khalid Bashir Ahmad recalls his association…

From Surankote to Mumbai

For Rahat Kazmi, the young director who shot into limelight with his debut film Dekh Bhai Dekh, success consists of…

Mumbai calling

Lured by an advertisement for singing audition in 2007, Shabir Malik landed in Mumbai and began a journey in bollywood. …

Nehru’s love for Kashmir

Edwina-Nehru relationship and its impact on J&K’s fate is a favourite debate for historians, but India does not seem ready…

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