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
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…

Society
A poster encouraging women to call the helpline number displayed at OSC's office in Srinagar.

Repairing Stressed Relations

Since 2018 summer, an all India NGO is working in Srinagar and collaborates with civil and police administration in managing…

Books Christian cemetary in Sheikh Bagh near city centre where Robert Thrope is buried.
Cashmere Misgovernment

A British army officer Robert Thorp (1838-1868) was the son of a Kashmiri mother and a British colonel. While visiting…

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.…

Pulse

Engineering Poetry

A young engineer was not interested in the text but found solace in writing poetry in a new style, reports…

Editorial

Exhibit Restraint

The electioneering has remained a comparatively peaceful affair since 2014. There were not many attacks on the people contesting polls,…

Briefing

Briefing

NEW DELHI Skipping the two earlier summons sent by the NIA, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on third notice finally landed in…

Personality

Chanderkant Sharma

On April 10, just two days ahead of parliamentary elections, Chanderkant Sharma, 50, a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader was…

Discourse
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…

Culture

Illustrating Ghazal

Last fall, a young girl retrieved the typical Kashmiri slangs into a fascinating wall calendar. When Salma Masood met Instagram’s…

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

A Lone Fight

A week ahead of the first phase of polling, Shams Irfan spent a few days trekking north Kashmir to understand…

Media

Club Calling

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