Islam’s First Kashmir Address

Islam existed in Kashmir even 200 years before Kalhana wrote his Rajatarangni. But the immigrants who would come as mercenaries and traders would mostly restrict to an area that was designated for the low-castes, the Mleccha’s. It was only after Zulchu’s devastation and Rinchana’s conversion that Mlecch Mar got a…

People

A Phenomenal Struggle

In making individuals achieve their objectives, there are lots of people who contribute, especially in case of have-nots. But there…

Special Report

Driven Over

Last week, Kashmir witnessed another harrowing clip of a killing recorded by some citizen journalist. Saima Bhat visited the family…

Discourse

After The Ceasefire

by Khursheed Wani For the second time during ongoing Kashmir insurgency, the government in New Delhi has announced a unilateral ceasefire…

Conflict

Ceasefire In Retrospect

As the political parties in the state are readying to approach the centre for a ceasefire to prevent mass recruitment…

Virtual Communication

A young man with a well to do background has not let his inability to hear and speak dominate his…

Alia Bhatt Is In Love With Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt is gradually emerging as the big Kashmir fan who wants everybody to shoot in Kashmir.…

Photo Essay

Romancing the Lake

by Mihir Patilhande Srinagar’s jewel, Dal Lake is the major tourist attraction in the city centre. When you think of the…

Forum

Let Jinnah Stay Back

by Dr Altaf Hussain Para The disturbances and uproar in Aligarh Muslim University followed by assaults on its students by…

Human Rights

Requiem for Rehti

Since 1998 when her fingers were broken by the soldier who took her son, Rehti did not leave even a…

Careers

Fazlul Haseeb, IAS

UPSC 2017, the results of which were out last week, recorded the lowest ever performance of J&K in recent years.…

OBTIUARY

Ghulam Nabi Patel

On April 25, 2018, Ghulam Nabi Mir, 65, was killed near Rajpora in Pulwama when unidentified gunmen fired at his…

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…

Books

Communalism A Chronology

The Hindu Right has evolved its own distinction in narrating and understanding history, especially of Kashmir. In the last of…

Policy

Jammu’s Alternating Narratives

After the gruesome Kathua tragedy, almost everybody is asking: what is happening in Jammu? And why is it happening at…

Culture

Carpenting Poetry

When a mischievous boy with Afghan blood was forced out of a seminary at the age of 14, he broke…

Sports

Pitch Inertia

While sports is being seen as the only way-out in youth engagement, Umar Mukhtar found nothing much on ground in infrastructure as…