Dr Farooq Abdullah with his wife Molly Abdullah. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

Frozen Photos

With only BJP contesting the Block Development Council (BDC) polls, the politics of Jammu and Kashmir is frozen in time. Though the government indicated that the gradual release of political beings will undo the nine-week thaw, there has not been anything other than…

Special Report

Blockade Devastation

Switching off the internet and mobile communication has not hit the software development and BPO alone but has rendered thousands…

Economy

Lending: Managing Price, Risk

Credit in conflict areas is expensive because it involves risk. But the government can rediscover its subsidies set up and…

Society

The New Volunteers

Watching the farmers facing a crisis in paddy harvesting, groups of well educated youth started helping them volunatrilty and the…

Briefing

Briefing (October 13-19, 2019)

BEIJING For most of the last week, the tension in Delhi’s diplomatic circles was if at all Chinese President Xi…

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…

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

Grounded On Water

The abrupt August 4, order asking tourists and pilgrims to leave Kashmir marked the end of a busy tourist season.…

Human Rights

Costly Acquittals

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

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

Hanging An Imposter

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

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

Gulmarg To Geneva

With the rival armies engaged in an eyeball to eyeball confrontation on Kashmir borders, Indian and Pakistani diplomats are busy…

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
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…

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…