(L to R) Posha and Shaista Rashid with other members during thier self help group’s meeting in Shilwat village of Sumbal, Sonawari. KL Image by Shams Irfan

Women Fighters

In one of Kashmir’s impoverished belts, a central government scheme has revived the Umeed that if women, alongside men, will contribute by getting into economic activity, the destinies can alter. Nearly 4000 women making marginal contributions to their self-help groups now own Rs…

Special Report
Ishrat Rashid (KL Image by Bilal Bahadur)

Not In Ishrat

Six years ago, a tenth standard girl felt threatened in a situation and jumped from the first storey of her…

Manzoor Ahmad Malik shawl-weaver Manzoor Ahmad Malik (KL Image: Samreena Nazir)

Weaver Dreams

Down south, a village has not abandoned handlooms because the power-looms work fast and better, but the weavers say they…

Shabir Kohli’s home at Hardu kichr, Ashmuqam. KL Image: Aaqib Hyder

A Mountainous Feat

A young boy from a modest background put in his all efforts and managed cracking NEET examination with flying colours.…

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Guardian Secretaries

Jammu and Kashmir has changed a lot in terms of population and the government in the last seven decades. At…

Books A November 1949 photograph showing Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, Prime Minister of J&K, ploughing in a field as part of his ‘Grow More Food programme’.
Costly Land Reforms

In the history of Kashmir, land to tiller is the biggest intervention that lacks parallels. But these proved very costly…


Vasundhara Pathak Masoodi

On July 10, the State Administrative Council (SAC) headed by Governor, Satya Pal Malik, accorded sanction to the appointment of…



RAJOURI KADAL In a first of its kind, a daylong seminar was held in the Mirwaiz Manzil about a number…

Human Rights
Danish Rafiq Sahil Gulzar

Wrecked Dreams

When cops catch hold of a minor and write him in their records, it marks the beginning of a long…

Life Story
Dr Mudasir Aziz at a would be bride’s house.

Helping Brides

At the peak of Kashmir’s fat marriage season, a group of concerned women started thinking about the would-be brides lacking…


Return From The Reels

Shams Irfan on the quitting of Bollywood by promising Kashmir actor Zaira Waseem, a decision that triggered a new disquiet  in…


Blood In Hunger

After many years, the Muslim month of fasting did not witness any cessation of hostilities between militants and the security…


Low Poll Heroics

In the just-concluded Lok Sabha polls that gave Narendra Modi a Himalayan mandate, Jammu and Kashmir also sent six representatives…


Delimitating Debate

Powerful Modi government is reportedly toying with the idea of a fresh delimitation for Kashmir assembly by undoing a legislative…


Science Behind Ramadan Fasting

by Dr Zeenat Farooq Apart from the spiritual experience that a person undergoes during Ramadan fasting, there are tremendous scientific…

Shakeela Bano (KL Image by Faisal Ahmed Fazeel)

Divorced By Pellets?

A young mother who went searching for her minor son at the peak of 2016 unrest was hit by a…


A Service, An Innovation

In the crowded bus stand of Sopore, two cousins run a Café that is a statement and a business, report…

A long line of stranded traffic on the Jammu Srinagar national highway as the authorities restrict traffic for 5-hours daily. Pic-Social Media

Yatra’s Two Sides

While the arrangements for the Amarnath Yatra 2019 are exceptionally upgraded from both the axis, the curfew-like restrictions on the…


Poultry In Pain

Almost half of the poultry farms in Lassipora are shut as others have reduced their rearing capacity. The sector requires…


Deconstructing Modi 2.0

by Masood Hussain Narendra Modi’s victory in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections is not an ordinary one. It is a…