Mehbooba Mufti during an election rally in South Kashmir.

Torn Between Loyalties

South Kashmir Lok Sabha constituency has created precedence in the electoral history as it would go to polls in three phases. Shams Irfan visited the restive region that witnessed a chain of crisis in last three years to understand how its apparent volatility…

Special Report
Family members of prisoners protesting at Press Colony.

Jail Unrest?

Days after a fight between the jail officials and the prisoners in central jail Srinagar, a series of interventions started…

Conflict
A file pic of army personnel in action during a search operation in Shopian. Caveman in Folklore - Diary - Conflict - Issue 04 - Vol 10 - kashmir Life

Cavemen In Folklore

The ground realities could be hugely different from what the TV cameras record. Masood Hussain details his first-hand account about…

Books Altaf Hussain Parra - The Making of Modern Kashmir - Book Review by Shabir Mir
Understanding Sheikh

Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah has been Kashmir’s enigmatic and complex political leader who was as much the master of his persona…

Culture
Dar bedridden at his home in Thajiwara, Bijbehara. Culture - Plebiscite and Poetry.

Plebiscite And Poetry

Khaal Baub has been quite a phenomenon of the Plebiscite Front in South Kashmir’s Bijbehara belt. Days after Sheikh returned…

Pulse
Guided by Flashlight - Umar Mukhtar - Pulse - Tassaduq Hussain Baba - Dargah, Srinagar - Cinematographer - Kashmir Life - Issue 04 - vol 11 -

Guided By Flashlight

It was the camera flashlight that gave him a vision of his career. Umar Mukhtar met a young man, passionate…

Editorial

Denied Basics

In a tragic incident, a pregnant lady was denied ambulance by Primary Health Centre, Kalaroos in frontier Kupwara district, which…

Briefing

Briefing

KUPWARA Apart from politics, Kupwara is in news lately for all the wrong reasons. First it was the death of…

Personality

Syed Bashir Ahmad

In a significant move ahead of Lok Sabah polls in Anantnag constituency, former PDP MLA and Minister, Syed Bashir, who…

Discourse

Improved Participation

by Sheikh Qayoom Parliamentary election 2019 in Srinagar was a welcome departure from the by-poll of 2017. Just 7.14 per…

Ecology

Halt Hokersar

Though the project is in its final stage of implementation to reduce the de-siltation, the famous Hokersar wetland requires immediate…

Places

Xenophobic Outbreak

Faizan Ahmad, a student, passionate about journalism, writes his first-hand account about what happened and how it escalated and then…

Life Story

A Brave Heart

By fishing out more than two dozen bodies and saving several men alive from different water bodies, Lelhar’s fisherman has…

Tourism

Hoekh Suen Is Back

As better earning population is consuming fresh vegetables around the year pushing the traditional dried vegetables to history, a hospitality…

Business

Keeping The Date

For managing 365 days and decorating the kitchen walls, Kashmir alone consumes almost three million wall calendars a year. Detailed…

Governance

Ladakh in J&K

More than 178 years of losing its sovereignty in a ruthless invasion, many years before Kashmir was sold, Ladakh had…

Human Rights
Ghulam Hassan Bangi at his shop. - Ruined Life - Kashmir Life - Story

Ruined for life

After losing his eyesight to the pellets, a young man fought odds to come to the terms with enforced disability.…

Short Story

The Bald Man and The Raantas

Raantas is Kashmir’s mythical lady demon that roams around during dark wintery nights. Kashmir folklore has countless stories about this…

Elections
Dr Farooq Abdullah alongwith other party members during an election campaign in Dal Lake.

A Central Battle

The first phase of Lok Sabha polls witnessed 34 per cent plus participation but ended with a teenager’s killing. As…

Media

Club Calling

As the interim leadership of Kashmir’s Aiwan-e-Suhafat – after putting in the basic spadework – announced the dates for an…