Unanswered Knocks

Closure of the State Human Rights Commission has deprived victims of human rights violations in Kashmir of their only shot at speedy justice. Almost a year later, the NHRC is trying to pick up the threads, reports Saima Bhat Every day around ten people…

OPD at SMHS

Doc, Heal Thyself

The health givers are messiahs in their own right because they help people to live longer, reduce their pain and…

Those Cholera Carnage’s

Unlike many other epidemics, the Cholera has been Kashmir’s resident killer for most of the nineteenth century when the bacteria…

Interview
‘August 5 Sparked It All’

A scholar of Central Eurasian and Tibetan history Prof Siddiq Wahid, the former Vice-Chancellor of Islamic University of Science and Technology, tells Masood…

Special Report

The Covid Collaterals

As a person tests positive for Covid-19, the entire eco-system for the family and the villages’ changes abruptly. Authorities take…

Special Report

Downgrading Red Zone

At one point of time, Hajin belt was emerging as Coronavirus hotbed. Though the belt continues wearing the red zone…

A Delayed Darbar

The government offices are finally shifting to Srinagar and the civil secretariat will open early July in Srinagar. Employees will…

Residency To Reservations

After being legally protected for 108 years, Kashmiris find themselves out in the open as reservation rules replace  Residency rights. Haseeb…

Infrastructure

Kashmir’s Mask Manager

At the peak of despair when people were desperately seeking face-masks as the minimal basic defence against the crippling virus,…

Life Story

Keeping The Commitment

In a remote village in Anantnag, a doctor is working among nomads to help them face up to pandemic, reports Umar…

Adoring Alternatives 

In turbulent times, loved ones make things easier. In hostile situations and enforced disconnect – as was the case post-August…

Rendered Vulnerable

Families who lost their homes to gun battles in recent days are shelter-less and vulnerable to the spread of Covid-19,…

Culture

Culture Warriors

Farzana Nissar treks deep-south to report the lonely fight of a peripheral theatre cluster to preserve Bhand Pather The road…

Briefing

Briefing July 5 – July 11, 2020

In the first half of the year ending June, in more than 100 counter-insurgency operations Kashmir witnessed 229 killings including…

Sports

Khelo India In The Time Of Corona

Umar Mukhtar In times of Coronovirus when England Cricket Board (ECB) has decided that its players would not shake hands…

Diplomacy

Kabul and Kashmir

As Trump administration finally shook hands with the Taliban in Doha and promised to withdraw within 14 months after 18…

Media

Pulitzer, Finally

Kashmir media has been a harried lot throughout. As the pressures mounted in recent days with cases under harsh laws…

Discourse

OBE Is The Alternative

by Nazir Ahmad Gilkar and Iqra Majeed Shah Kashmir personifies a systemic, normalised clampdown. The shutdowns are usually a 100 to 200 days…

Books
Khache Origins

When Kashmiris serving in the Ladakh desert were called Khachul or Khache, they were taking it as a slang. Historian…

Films

Kashmir’s Peter Dinklage

Tariq Mir has earned fame and a role in a Salman Khan starrer for being a look-alike of the Hollywood…

Handicrafts

Kashmir’s Map Shawls

Shawls woven in Kashmir were fashion statements on Paris streets early nineteenth century. But it took a long time for…

Security

China And The UT 

After Delhi undid the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and reorganised the state into two federally governed Union Territories…

Justice

Benchmarking Phase

As the hearing of a number of petitions challenging the abrogation of Article 370 resumed, the Supreme Court reserved the…

Banking
J&K Bank Corporate Headquarters Srinagar. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

Stressed Assets Doubled

As the regulator’s restructuring plan envisaged multiple riders, post-August 5, data indicates that Kashmir has doubled its impaired assets in…

History

Surviving Epidemics

Most of the epidemics that Kashmir history has witnessed were imported and they thrived on unhygienic environs, indifferent rulers and…

Tourism

Quarantine Hotels

Without tourists since August 5, 2019, Kashmir hoteliers opened doors to shelter the Covid-19 suspects for mandatory quarantine. Initially, most…

Politics

Caught In Between

As people accuse them of betrayal and the government of destabilization, the ground zero political workers in Kashmir periphery have…

Agriculture

High Density Culture

Apple apart, Kashmir has created a demonstration orchard in Srinagar outskirts where some of the best high-density fruits are grown,…

Business

Crucial Service

With a lot of enterprises emerging on social media and the lockdown preventing consumers from moving around too much, Kashmir…