The Rasana Tragedy

In the gut-wrenching trail of the kidnapping, gang-rape and murder of Asifa, the minor Bakerwal girl from Kathua, the most heinous was the motive. The upper castes in Jammu’s Hindu heartland, cutting across the political divide, rallied behind the rapists, and wanted to overrun the established systems of investigation and…

Human Rights

Juvenile culling?

The most vulnerable section of the demography in a conflict situation is women. But children also have their share of…

Special Report

Khudwani Encounter

All the militants escaped but the gun battle left behind razed homes and painful memories. Saqib Mir spent a day…

Culture

Nun Chai Samavar

Now when electric power and a whole range of innovations have started impacting the traditional ways of cooking and serving…

Discourse

Rapes Aren’t Inevitable

By Khursheed Wani Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s latest Delhi visit was exclusively aimed at seeking Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s practical…

Mehbooba’s Failure

by A G Noorani The recent claim that the reaction in India to the gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old…

Photo Essay

Romancing the Lake

by Mihir Patilhande Srinagar’s jewel, Dal Lake is the major tourist attraction in the city centre. When you think of the…

Justice

Hang Till Death

As Chief Minister announced a mandatory capital punishment in cases of rape of children, Saima Bhat reports the two cases…

Books

Trek to Yarkand

In July 1846, almost four months after British sold Kashmir to Gulab Singh, a Kashmiri nobleman Ahmed Shah Nakshahbandi submitted…

Education

Speaking To The Car

Though part of his routine University curriculum, Anwar Naseer explored the possibility of using speech to command a car and…

Security

Ominous Trends?

Between the three gun-battles that dominated Kashmir last week, there were interactions between two parents and their about-to-be-killed militant sons.…

Business

Trading Blows

Kashmir’s trade and industry is confronted with certain basic issues. But the situation in which it operates for the last…

Society

Model Self Help

A specially-abled man, fought odds to survive but struggled to create a difference for the people rendered imperfect by birth…

Handicrafts

The Ocean Thirst

The concrete jungle of Srinagar may be bustling with activity as it expands far and wide. But Zamir Ahmad reports…

Media

Rusting Lenses

More than six months after freelance news-photographer Kamran Yousuf returned home, Muhammad Younis could not get much from the reticent…

OBTIUARY

Maqbool Sahil [1968 – 2018]

by Khursheed Wani A few days ago, I was rushing towards a TV studio to conduct a current affairs programme…