Delayed Democracy?

Kashmir parties are upset with the Election Commission’s decision of delinking the assembly from the Lok Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir. Some even said it was Delhi’s surrender before the separatist forces and Pakistan. But Saima Bhat reports the contradictions and the…

Hajin Encounter: The Complete Story

by Saima Bhat  SRINAGAR: Late Friday evening heart-wrenching videos surfaced on social networking sites showing a mother, Shareefa Bano appealing militants…

Special Report

The Report Card

As Jammu and Kashmir has started the process of sending a new group of representatives to the new Lok Sabha,…

Security

Highway Hiccups

The deadly Lethpora car-bomb attack has led the security grid to literally take over the highway, especially during the movement…

Education

Frightened Flight

Owing to the disruptive education in Kashmir, tens of thousands of students migrate out to pursue studies. But the situation…

Handicrafts

Shawl Sheen Lost?

After the insiders at the state-run Handloom Development Corporation allegedly stole half a dozen prized shawls with classic designs –…

Personality

Sheikh Ghulam Ahmad Saloora

Reactions in anger lead to awkward situations. At times clear disappointments. Same holds true for Sheikh Ghulam Ahmad Saloora, the…

Briefing

Briefing

New Delhi The date of Bollywood is continuing and so is the fashion industry. This week again the Kashmir word…

Culture

Illustrating Ghazal

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

Editorial

Supporting Didi

In wake of the standoff between Mamta Banerjee and the CBI (read central government) over the raids on West Bengal…

Books
Love’s True Colours

by Shabir Mir True Colours by Sufi Auqib, a Kashmir based young writer, is the latest addition to the list…

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…

Politics

Chaotic Politics

With many politicians keen to fight for Jammu and Kashmir’s leadership and are in the process of either strengthening their…

Films

Another Majnoon

In the just-released Bollywood flick, Laila Majnu, the cast includes a young Kashmiri artist Abrar Qazi, reports Umar Mukhtar As…

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…

Society

Living in Refuge?

Despite being UN listed refugees, the Burmese living in Jammu do not see any major shift in the attitude of…

Diaspora

Dinuba’s Kashmiri Mayor

As Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik is publicly excited over a foreign educated young man becoming Srinagar Mayor, a young…