Bitter Harvest

The political turmoil of the past eighteen months has hit Kashmir’s apple industry hard.  The entry of the NAFED and the import of duty-free Iranian apples through the Afghanistan route is being seen as interventions that will upset the apple-cart further, reports Yawar Hussain…

Vaccine Hesitancy

As Covid-19 vaccination gathers pace in Kashmir, a section of people are sounding cautious not knowing that sixty per cent…

New Bird Flu

With people desperate for a vaccine to manage the Covid-19, a pandemic that has killed two million people worldwide, the…

Special Report

 Rudderless PAGD?

After securing a majority in around 13 of the 20 District Development Councils, the PAGD struggled to hold on to…

History

Sheikh’s UN Speech

Within four months after the tribal raids led to the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir and eventually triggered the first…

Zoom Courts

Forced to go virtual, the courts in Kashmir found the going tough during the lock-down in 2020, reports Saima Bhat In…

Infrastructure

A Carriage Chronicle

The early twentieth century, horse-driven Tonga became the main public transport for Kashmir. Then the horses would come from Kabul…

Life Story

The Road Raahat

Frequent closure of highway leaves a flood of people stranded thus encouraging the residents to have structured and sustainable initiatives…

Warming Up Winter 

As the temperature plummets across Kashmir, various individuals and social groups are helping the poor brave the bitter cold, reports…

A Virtual Yarbal

Part of folklore now, Yarbal in Kashmir was not the spot of gossip alone, it was a source of community…

Culture

Kashmir Wazwan

A Bollywood producer, currently in Srinagar, triggered a controversy by claiming that he has introduced veg-Wazwaan. He was trolled for…

Briefing

Briefing – February 21 – 27, 2021

MUMBAI Marathi singer, Pranjali Newaskar has lent her voice to the popular Kashmiri prayer and lyrics by Mahjoor. So far,…

Sports

Cricket On Ice

Snow may be inherently immobilising but the enthusiastic cricketers in remote Gurez valley have been holding an ice cricket tournament…

Diplomacy

A Biden’s World

As Joe Biden takes over as the new US president replacing Donald Trump, many US policies are expected to change. …

Media

Melody In Music

Mixing modern melody with prose and poetry, Kashmir’s new-age singers and musicians have resurrected folk songs in a different way.…

Discourse

Why #Uni4Kashmir?

The rudimentary shifts dictated by the Fourth Industrial Revolution has posed newer challenges to societies across the globe. Dr Mehboob Makhdoomi,…

Books
Damaras: An Introduction

The Western scholars to whom Kashmir shall perpetually remain indebted for their extensive research on history and culture of the…

Films

Mission Kashmir

Last week when the film Mission Kashmir’s cast celebrated 20 years of the ‘landmark’ film, a federal investigator raided the…

Handicrafts

Kashmir’s Map Shawls

Shawls woven in Kashmir were fashion statements on Paris streets early nineteenth century. But it took a long time for…

Security

Amshipora Redux?

Days after the sleuths completed investigations in the July 2020 fake encounter involving the killing of three Rajouri labourers, the…

Justice

Benchmarking Phase

As the hearing of a number of petitions challenging the abrogation of Article 370 resumed, the Supreme Court reserved the…

Banking
J&K Bank Corporate Headquarters Srinagar. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

Stressed Assets Doubled

As the regulator’s restructuring plan envisaged multiple riders, post-August 5, data indicates that Kashmir has doubled its impaired assets in…

History

History’s Major Snowfall

Every time there is a snowfall, the media chases the weatherman asking about the dates when it snowed more last…

Tourism

Unseen Kashmir

As the Covid-19 dictated lockdown protracted from one week to another, restive youngsters moved out to explore the Kashmir they…

Politics
Agriculture

Orchard Massacres

The Forest Department issued notices to all the ‘encroachers’ everywhere. But a patch on Budgam-Pulwama border was the only place…

Business

The Honey Money

As major honey brands were caught using imported adulterated material, Kashmir’s organic honey story could get an instant foothold in…