Gulmarg To Geneva

With the rival armies engaged in an eyeball to eyeball confrontation on Kashmir borders, Indian and Pakistani diplomats are busy fighting the ‘war by other means’ between Geneva and New York In September, when the Kashmir story migrated to Geneva and New York,…

Special Report

Quite Streets

Five weeks later, ground zero is not offering any indication that would suggest an early turnaround in Kashmir situation, reports…

Agriculture

The Forbidden Fruit

With orchards as deserts as Srinagar streets, Kashmir’s apple cart may upset the economy, reports Umar Mukhtar Every morning, Ali…

Society

Losing Connections

A section of the society having the luxury of functional fixed-line phone tried making good money, reports Shams Irfan A…

Briefing

Briefing

Ram Jethmalani (1923-2019) Ram Jethmalani, one of India’s most prominent lawyers and the most expensive ones, who died last week…

Books
MANKIND’S KASHMIR ARRIVAL

 Kashmir is one of the few locations across South Asia that still retains tell-tale details of the pre-historic settlements starting…

Personality

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…

Editorial
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…

Infrastructure
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…

Tourism

To Sinthan and Back

Muhammad Younis details the day-long picnic to Sinthan top A single waft of cold in scorching sun; what else would…

Human Rights
KL Images: Faisal ahmed Fazeel

Pellets & Classroom

A number of students who were hit by the pellets during last two unrests have faced problems in continuation of…

Security

Blood In Hunger

After many years, the Muslim month of fasting did not witness any cessation of hostilities between militants and the security…

Elections

Low Poll Heroics

In the just-concluded Lok Sabha polls that gave Narendra Modi a Himalayan mandate, Jammu and Kashmir also sent six representatives…

History
A November 1949 photograph showing Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, Prime Minister of J&K, ploughing in a field as part of his ‘Grow More Food programme’.

Costly Land Reforms

In the history of Kashmir, land to tiller is the biggest intervention that lacks parallels. But these proved very costly…

Classroom

Science Behind Ramadan Fasting

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

Diplomacy
Russian Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov meets with Afghan and Taliban representatives in Moscow ahead of a conference for the centennial anniversary.

Kabul and Kashmir

Trump’s Kashmir remarks could be a typical maverick’s tactic to get Pakistan help the US in extracting itself from the…

Pulse
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…

Faith
Haj pilgrims bidding adieu. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

The Haj Economy

Almost every year, more than 30,000 Muslims go on Haj and Umrah pilgrimages from Jammu and Kashmir and spend more…

Entrepreneurship
Syed-Mukhtar (KL Image: Hilal Shah)

A Model Grower

Leaving his 16 years of service to start a second career, the erstwhile cop emerged as the model grower after…

Discourse

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…