The city centre in the afternoon. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

Bleeding Business

More than 115 days after Jammu and Kashmir was stripped of its distinction and statehood, when the businesses were evaluating the losses and exploring a way-out, early snowfall interrupted the economic cycle and multiplied the deficit. As losses are mounting, Kashmir economy will…

Chief Secretary BVR Subramanium greets Lt Governor GC Murmu.

New Initiatives

New systems and rules are emerging in the twin UTs of erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state, reports Tahir Bhat The…

Special Report
A girl walks outside deserted Dooru hospital building. KL Image by Shah Hilal

A Model Wasted

Deep down south, the government invested heavily in creating a model health centre. As it is waiting inauguration, part of…


Briefing (December 01-07, 2019)

PAMPORE The bumper Saffron crop this season came with an interesting development – Kashmir’s monopoly over the costliest spice on…

CRPF checking the medical documents of a woman during restrictions in old city of Srinagar. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

Hit Hard

Without phones, internet and transport, thousands of seriously ailing patients were the silent sufferers of the post-August lockdown, reports Aaqib…

Books A photograph of 1920 shows the Kashmiri professionals taking the tourists to Gulmarg in palkis.
1853: A Tourist On Foot

An unknown Englishman has penned in his peculiar language his long trek from Shimla to Srinagar via Tibet on foot…


M S Dhoni

After team India’s World Cup 2019 journey ended at the semi-final level, speculations were ripe that Mahender Singh Dhoni, the…

An aerial view of Royal Golf Course, Srinagar.

Golf Monopoly Ends

Over the years, Jammu and Kashmir has invested huge money in a network of golf, a luxury sport, but the…

Clock Tower (Ghanta Ghar ) (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

Bad Times?

In the last 40 years, the Kashmir government changed three sets of clocks on Srinagar’s landmark Ghanta Ghar, but none…


The Low Footfall

After the government evacuated tourists at the peak of a successful tourist season in August, Umar Mukhtar sees no change…

Human Rights

Costly Acquittals

In the 1996 Rajasthan bus-blast case, police booked, among others, four Kashmiris – arrested from Kathmandu and Gujarat. A trial…

The spot in Kulgam where 5 non-locals were recently killed. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

A Bloody Migration

Desperate apple growers and the manufactures invested lot of time and resource to get the workforce back to work. Then…


BJP’s New Tensions

Though the elections for the local bodies and Panchayats were considered a hugely partial exercise, at least in Kashmir, the…


The Urdu Umpire

More than 130 years of being the official language of Jammu and Kashmir, Urdu’s fate hangs in balance as the…


Science Behind Ramadan Fasting

by Dr Zeenat Farooq Apart from the spiritual experience that a person undergoes during Ramadan fasting, there are tremendous scientific…


The Second Hearing

The US Congress’s Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (TLHRC) hearing on Kashmir – Jammu and Kashmir in Context, was literally…

Zeeshan Wani’s Artwork Zeeshan Wani

3D Artist

A young boy draws jaw-dropping works without ever been part of an art class, reports Umar Mukhtar It takes degrees and…


Hanging An Imposter

In 1859, the East India Company hanged a Jammu Faqeer in Sialkot for claiming to be a prophet. Its details…

A group of girls on a trip to Harmukh. Image: Shefali Gautam

Female Hikers

Boys have all the fun everywhere, especially in conservative societies. A group is trying to help girls to go on…


Deconstructing Modi 2.0

by Masood Hussain Narendra Modi’s victory in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections is not an ordinary one. It is a…