A Withered Witness

Witness to the ups and downs in Shehr-e-Khas, Siddiq Sodaghar remembers all events between the Nala Mar filling to the worst of Sher-Bakra feud. His attempts to join rebels were frustrated by his father but he could not save him from the neighbourhood garrison and the jails. After years of…

Books

Inking An Accord

The intellectual Congressman Jairam Ramesh, when not in power, writes books. His sixth book in four years is about P…

Special Report

Horror In Hawoora

A good boy’s sweet dream sent the entire village to clear the graveyard from weeds and shrubs and minutes later…

Discourse

Hopelessly Precarious

By Khursheed Wani Kashmir is going through one of the most critical periods of history. The actors on the stage…

Personality

General Atta Hasnain

Lieutenant General Syed Ata Hasnain is back in Kashmir, this time as new chancellor of Central University Kashmir (CUK). Hasnain,…

Sajad’s Achievable Partyhood

by Jahangir Raina A few years back, when PDP was in opposition, I had commented somewhere on social media about…

Justice

Indefensible Cases?

The ‘beauty’ of the collapsed BJPDP regime was that the two parties agreed on issues in the Agenda of Alliance…

Politics

Minting Manifestos

As the BJPDP alliance becomes history, the lawmakers from PDP, NC and independents enumerate the incidents and landmarks of the…

Culture

Painting Pain

Artist Veer Munshi’s world starts and ends with Kashmir, his roots, migration and the crisis in between. Last week, his…

Education

The Sand Art

When an entire classroom understood the idea of how sand art can be used to explain a situation in one…

Politics

Afternoon Annulment

Slightly more than 25 months later, BJP pulled out of coalition at a time when PDP was busy in governance…

OBTIUARY

A Distinct Doctor

With the demise of Dr Naseer Ahmad Shah (January 5, 1929 – October 11, 2017), an era is over. A…

Conflict

The Shihlipora Shades

On the 17th anniversary of counter-insurgent Azad Nabi’s killing, Muhammad Younis visited the remote south Kashmir village to understand the…

Handicrafts

1865: Kashmir Weavers’ Agitation

By all accounts, world’s first organised labour agitation took place in Kashmir on April 29, 1865, almost 21 years before…

Forum
Photo Essay

Haj 2018: Batch 1, Takes Off

by Tahir Bhat and Bilal Bahadur SRINAGAR: The first batch of Mecca pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir took off from…