GI Tagging And Online Platforms Can Trigger A Major Shift In Kashmir Crafts

After being associated with handicrafts for many years before qualifying the administrative service, Mehmood Ahmad has finally been appointed as Director Handicrafts. He told Kashmir Life about the challenges that the sector faces and the opportunities which are within rich Kashmir Life (KL): What…

Two CASO’s, Two Stories

SRINAGAR: The cordon and search operations (CASO) have came in sharp focus in the last few days. While in one…

Virtual Trade

With the Covid-19 pandemic dictating a new regime, most of the activities of life are getting into virtual mode. Owing…

A Covid Spring

A year later when the economic forces are fighting to undo the impact Kashmir took in the last two years,…

Special Report

Rendered Jobless

As non-local mining concerns bagged most of the mining works across Kashmir, tendered at the peak of internet shutdown, thousands…

History

Biscoe’s Kashmir 1935

Missionary educationist, Cecil Earle Tyndale Biscoe (1863–1949) was a key player in pushing Kashmir to modern education and a better…

Government Initiatives April 11-17, 2021

Helping Farmer Flourish The Jammu and Kashmir government launched a High-Density Plantation drive aimed at introducing high yielding horticultural varieties…

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

Against All Odds

Despite losing his right arm at 10, Sayer Abdullah, 23, now drives an SUV and goes on off-road trips, reports Khalid Bashir Gura…

Tanga Passengers

In the twenty-first century when faster transportation is abundant, a section of the population still prefer the slow motion, eco-friendly…

Culture
Briefing

Briefing April 18-24, 2021

GULMARG Bollywood’s new heartthrob, Sara Ali Khan daughter of Saif Ali Khan, spent days holidaying in Kashmir with mother Amrita…

Sports

Playing With Ice

Shakir Ashraf meets the Kashmir ice skater who represented India in Europe Basharat Ahad Mir, 17, a Parimpora (Srinagar) resident,  became…

Diplomacy

Behind Back-Channel

Halt to sugar-cotton imports from India has not stalled the India Pakistan peace process. While the two sides are engaged…

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

New Politics

Political forces moving out of the PDP are reshaping the two new parties and making them the ‘new’ mainstream writes, Zahoor…

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

Exceptional Carver

One of Srinagar’s oldest craftsmen, Ghulam Nabi Dar’s designs on the wood remain unmatched for their intricacy and detail, reports…

Security

Understanding Ceasefire

Not a single shot was fired anywhere on the LoC after the two armies implemented the ceasefire on February 26…

Justice

Zoom Courts

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

Banking

SARFAESI Sales

Properties acquired by wilfully bank defaulters were always auctioned through protracted judicial processes, a system that SARFAESI law simplified. As…

History

Plant Collectors In Kashmir

While studying Botany, students hardly spare a thought about the processes and the people who gave their lives to identify…

Tourism

The Tulip Hands

As thousands of people enjoy the colourful Tulips bloom in millions amid high-cost celebrations, the din prevents garden managers from…

Politics

Beigh’s Ghar Wapsi

The Peoples Conference’s rise in the north will further fragment the political landscape of Kashmir, writes Riyaz Wani Ever since the…

Agriculture

Bitter Harvest

The political turmoil of the past eighteen months has hit Kashmir’s apple industry hard.  The entry of the NAFED and…

Business

Tourists Return?

After 18 months of hiatus, the tourist footfalls have started surging in Kashmir. Insiders in the hospitality sector believe that…