MLA Kulgam, Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami, (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

‘Our Demand Is Restoration Of Pre-August 5 Status’

Four-time lawmaker, who was recently appointed as the spokesman for the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration, Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami tells Yawar Hussain that the alliance is open to an engagement with Delhi. Kashmir Life (KL): New Delhi has now reached out to mainstream parties in J&K? How do…

Helping Neglected Genderqueers

by Minhaj Masoodi SRINAGAR: Palzun Help Foundation set up by a group of friends—Sunday organized a one-day medical camp at…

Yatra. Really?

Amarnath pilgrimage could undo the painstaking efforts to control the virus in Kashmir, writes Riyaz Wani With the annual Amarnath…

Pandemic And Pandits

The ongoing pandemic hit the migrant Kashmiri Pandit community in Jammu, UP and Delhi so harshly that many think Covid19…

Special Report

Coexisting With Contagion

In the last more than a year, the people picked enough knowledge about the virulent and vile virus that it…

History

The Security Tool

Rakesh Pandita’s killing has prompted police to bar the movement of the politicians and the protected persons without security clearance.…

Government Initiatives

Combating Covid19 Lt Governor Manoj Sinha inaugurated the Defence Research and Development Organisation’s (DRDO) 500-bedded Covid Hospital at Khonmoh, Srinagar.…

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

Chenab’s Ababeel

Saifullah Bashir meets the group leader that oversees the Chenab region like a bird and tries everything to mitigate the…

The Counter-Covid19 Movement

As the Covid-19 unleashes its carpet-bomb-morbidity in Kashmir, hundreds of individuals and groups have redoubled their efforts to restrict the…

Culture

Faith, Fast and Feast

What is the role of food in the month of fasting? Haseeb A Drabu professes that its epicurean aspects are…

Briefing

Briefing June 13 – June 19, 2021

PULWAMA Police have booked three youngsters under the Public Safety Act (PSA) for ‘stone-pelting.’ Identified as Sameer Mushtaq Lone, Mudsir…

Sports
Diplomacy

Secret Dialogue?

It would be interesting to see how the back-channel engagement between India and Pakistan evolves in the weeks and months…

Media

Two Videos, Two Stories

For the last many years, social media is triggering decision-making within the government and society. Last week demonstrated it yet…

Discourse

A General Visit

Army chief General M M Naravane concluded his Kashmir visit on a positive note writes Zahoor Malik Army chief General…

Books
The Kafan Cupboard

The Rumours of Spring: A Girlhood in Kashmir that Harper Collins published last month is a stirring account of a…

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

Zaldagar 1865

Kashmir’s first labour unrest, more than 150 years ago, was the outcome of the accumulation of immense exploitation that Kashmir’s…

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

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…

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

The Mamata Message

Mamata Banerjee has soundly defeated the BJP by winning a landslide majority. And in doing so, she may have shown…

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

Virtual Trade

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