Surviving The Heroin Crush

After almost nine quite deaths in north Kashmir, there are scores literally fighting for life as they have spent millions in managing their Heroin-thirst. In the police run, Rehab at Baramulla, Shams Irfan listened to horror stories from some young boys desperate to…

Special Report
Satyapal Malik Donald Trump

Between Trump And Malik

Everybody who is anybody in Jammu and Kashmir has been talking about the twin axis of the Kashmir – the…

Russian Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov meets with Afghan and Taliban representatives in Moscow ahead of a conference for the centennial anniversary.

Kabul and Kashmir

Trump’s Kashmir remarks could be a typical maverick’s tactic to get Pakistan help the US in extracting itself from the…

Books Book launch of Rage and Reason
A Transitional Tale

After growing up in the shadows of the gun, journalist Gowhar Geelani details the transition that it brought in the…

Syed-Mukhtar (KL Image: Hilal Shah)

A Model Grower

Leaving his 16 years of service to start a second career, the erstwhile cop emerged as the model grower after…

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…


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…



GANDERBAL A video of SOG personnel conducting a nocturnal raid on the hostel of Central University Kashmir’s Ganderbal Campus went…

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…


To Sinthan and Back

Muhammad Younis details the day-long picnic to Sinthan top A single waft of cold in scorching sun; what else would…

Human Rights
KL Images: Faisal ahmed Fazeel

Pellets & Classroom

A number of students who were hit by the pellets during last two unrests have faced problems in continuation of…


Blood In Hunger

After many years, the Muslim month of fasting did not witness any cessation of hostilities between militants and the security…


Low Poll Heroics

In the just-concluded Lok Sabha polls that gave Narendra Modi a Himalayan mandate, Jammu and Kashmir also sent six representatives…

A November 1949 photograph showing Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, Prime Minister of J&K, ploughing in a field as part of his ‘Grow More Food programme’.

Costly Land Reforms

In the history of Kashmir, land to tiller is the biggest intervention that lacks parallels. But these proved very costly…


Science Behind Ramadan Fasting

by Dr Zeenat Farooq Apart from the spiritual experience that a person undergoes during Ramadan fasting, there are tremendous scientific…

Manzoor Ahmad Malik shawl-weaver Manzoor Ahmad Malik (KL Image: Samreena Nazir)

Weaver Dreams

Down south, a village has not abandoned handlooms because the power-looms work fast and better, but the weavers say they…


A Service, An Innovation

In the crowded bus stand of Sopore, two cousins run a Café that is a statement and a business, report…

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…


Poultry In Pain

Almost half of the poultry farms in Lassipora are shut as others have reduced their rearing capacity. The sector requires…


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…