Making Apple Rot

As the scab invaded Kashmir’s apple orchards, more than two-thirds of the crop is unworthy of the market. This fruit could easily be diverted to the industry for better use and reduce the loss to some extent but the death of an earlier…

Back to Cycling

Protracted lockdowns have increased sedentary lifestyle forcing the new generation to embrace cycling to manage part of the obesity load.…

Unmasked, Literally

Refusal to follow safety protocols by the people and lax enforcement of the law by the administration is behind the…

Special Report

Deed And Declaration

In the new dispensation cranked up by the centre after Article 370 decision, all the PAGD like organization’s moves have…

History

1947: Kashmiris In Amritsar

For most of the history especially after Sikhs replaced Afghans in Srinagar, most of the migrants from Kashmir were making…

Roshni’s Load Shedding

The High Court verdict on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) brought forth the serious crises the 2001 Roshni Scheme had.…

Paying For Possession

The Ministry of Home Affairs has delegated the authority to impose and collect the property tax on urban and suburban…

Infrastructure

Highway Helpers

The road connecting Kashmir with the rest of the world is tricky and unstable. It turns bloody on the drop…

Life Story

Knots In The Yarn

Dilshada earned livelihood selling her work at exhibitions outside Jammu and Kashmir. But she lost everything to 2014 floods. Before…

Return of The Native

Mohit Bhan, a migrant Kashmiri Pandit, quit an MNC in Mumbai and returned home to be a political worker. A…

Elderly Burdens?

Invariably the elder brothers in most of the families contribute significantly in bringing up and educating the younger siblings besides…

Culture

Culture Warriors

Farzana Nissar treks deep-south to report the lonely fight of a peripheral theatre cluster to preserve Bhand Pather The road…

Briefing

Briefing October 25 – 31, 2020

SRINAGAR For all these decades, the main activity of the government in Jammu and Kashmir was to hire the staff.…

Sports

Khelo India In The Time Of Corona

Umar Mukhtar In times of Coronovirus when England Cricket Board (ECB) has decided that its players would not shake hands…

Diplomacy

Gilgit Gambit

A year after the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was rolled back, the Chinese army is on the borders…

Media

A Tragic Death

Journalist Javaid Ahmad dies of sudden cardiac arrest while on way to his office, Umar Mukhtar, his friend writes In…

Discourse

The Charity Debate

by Riyaz Wani The past four months have witnessed Kashmiris donating generously to poor people asking for alms online, in many…

Books
Across The Burzil Pass

The trek to Gilgit is etched in Kashmir’s psyche because of the Beagar envisaging capturing of young Kashmiris and forcing…

Films

Kashmir’s Peter Dinklage

Tariq Mir has earned fame and a role in a Salman Khan starrer for being a look-alike of the Hollywood…

Handicrafts

Kashmir’s Map Shawls

Shawls woven in Kashmir were fashion statements on Paris streets early nineteenth century. But it took a long time for…

Security

Machil Moorings

For most of Kashmir, Machil is a border sector where the rival armies shell each other’s positions. Mahmood Ahmad, who…

Justice

Benchmarking Phase

As the hearing of a number of petitions challenging the abrogation of Article 370 resumed, the Supreme Court reserved the…

Banking
J&K Bank Corporate Headquarters Srinagar. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

Stressed Assets Doubled

As the regulator’s restructuring plan envisaged multiple riders, post-August 5, data indicates that Kashmir has doubled its impaired assets in…

History

A Galwan Story

Galwans’ or Kashmir’s horse-lifters are one of the least studied and controversial tribes that dominated the narrative post-Mughal annexation of…

Tourism

Mini Kashmir In Mountains

Far away from Srinagar is a little Kashmir in Kishtwar shrouded in clouds between Kashmir and Jammu. Administratively part of…

Politics

Gupkar: What Next?

The coming together of six Kashmir based parties on the reading down of Article 370 surprised all, especially New Delhi.…

Agriculture

High Density Culture

Apple apart, Kashmir has created a demonstration orchard in Srinagar outskirts where some of the best high-density fruits are grown,…

Business

Locked Down, Jobless

As the counter pandemic lockdown prolongs, thousands of people in unorganised and transporter, retail and services sectors are literally jobless.…