Woman’s burden Thousands of families, from every section of the society, lost their sole male breadwinners over the past three decades, shifting the burden of looking after them on to the frail shoulders of their women. Left to fend for themselves, they fought against odds to bring up their children and take care of the elders, if any. Waseem Dar meets some of these bravehearts to understand their complex struggle in a man’s world

Woman’s Burden

Thousands of families, from every section of the society, lost their sole male breadwinners over the past three decades, shifting the burden of looking after them on to the frail shoulders of their women. Left to fend for themselves, they fought against odds…

Special Report

Viral Fear

Kashmiris returning from Wuhan, the epicentre of coronavirus in China that has killed more than 2100 people, are quarantined in…

Diplomacy

If Wishes Were Horses

Umar Mukhtar on the flip side of diplomacy between India and Pakistan involving sports Kabbadi, mankind’s oldest game, has emerged…

Politics

Omar, Mehbooba, And PSA

UT administration’s invoking of the Public Safety Act (PSA) has triggered a lot of heat and storm. It is now…

Life Story
Mother Initiative Shafakat was moved to start a school for special children in Shehr-e-Khas by the plight of her autistic child, reports Umar Mukhtar

Mother Initiative

Shafakat was moved to start a school for special children in Shehr-e-Khas by the plight of her autistic child, reports…

Briefing

Briefing (February 16-22, 2020)

SRINAGAR In the just concluded 2-day visit of 25 Delhi based foreign envoys including from the European Union, if ever…

Discourse

New J&K Politics?

by Riyaz Wani If anything the slapping of the Public Safety Act (PSA) on Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti has…

Agriculture

Model Millionaire

 By the end of twentieth century when a low ranking employee was desperately thinking about the future of his seven…

Media

Frozen Laughter’s

A group of young men were the only source of on-line entertainment in Kashmir. After the internet ban, these well-earning…

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…

Society

A Dream Painter

A Kashmiri family adopted an abandoned minor girl in Bangalore and brought her up for two decades. Now, restricted to…

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…

Security

Davinder Details

Less than a fortnight after his arrest with top militants, new revelations suggest more than what Kashmir knows, reports Saima…

Justice

Benchmarking Phase

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

Culture

Surviving On Music

For the last thirty years when the gloom and gore enforced mourning’s as the new priority, the Kashmiri song chose…

Governance

Hyped Initiatives?

Between an over-hyped political outreach and a curtain raiser for investment in Jammu and Kashmir, there was a ‘dirty picture’…

Tourism

The Low Footfall

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

Faith

Hanging An Imposter

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

Entrepreneurship
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…

Business

Curtains Fall

After August 5 shutdown, most of the courier and the parcel delivery companies working with the e-commerce outlets have closed…