‘We Draw Our Identity From Our Mother Tongue’

Playwright Muhammad Amin Bhat told Khalid Bashir Gura after being elected as president of Adbi Markaz Kamraz. Kashmir Life (KL): What drove you to writing plays in the first place?  Muhammad Amin Bhat (MAB): I was born and brought up in Baramulla. It…

Interview
‘PAGD Has No Roadmap’

People’s Conference leader Abdul GaniVakil tells Yawar Hussain that if Kashmiri leaders have to wait for Supreme Court verdict on…

New Bird Flu

With people desperate for a vaccine to manage the Covid-19, a pandemic that has killed two million people worldwide, the…

Pandemic’s Emotional Toll

In Kashmir, Covid-19 hasn’t infected and killed people alone. It has broken families or pushed them into crises that are…

Special Report

Snow In January

Science and tradition suggest that early winter snowfall is good for Kashmir ecology but the fragile service delivery systems sent…

History

History’s Major Snowfall

Every time there is a snowfall, the media chases the weatherman asking about the dates when it snowed more last…

January 26: A Photo Essay

The 72nd Republic Day was celebrated in Kashmir on Tuesday amid tight security, with the main event in the valley…

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

The Road Raahat

Frequent closure of highway leaves a flood of people stranded thus encouraging the residents to have structured and sustainable initiatives…

The Best Half

Falling in love while in her teens, a lady put an exemplary battle – after her marriage, to secure the…

Mission Kashmir

Last week when the film Mission Kashmir’s cast celebrated 20 years of the ‘landmark’ film, a federal investigator raided the…

Culture

Kashmir Wazwan

A Bollywood producer, currently in Srinagar, triggered a controversy by claiming that he has introduced veg-Wazwaan. He was trolled for…

Briefing

Briefing January 24-30, 2021

KUPWARA Over are the days of trekking long distances to make a distress call. Finally, cell phones ring in the…

Sports

Levelling The Playing Field

An increasing number of tournaments being held across Kashmir, mostly by the youth by raising donations from their pocket money,…

Diplomacy

A Biden’s World

As Joe Biden takes over as the new US president replacing Donald Trump, many US policies are expected to change. …

Media
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
Twentieth Century Kashmir

In his fourth books, Khalid Bashir Ahmad accesses rare documents to rediscover many people between Allama Iqbal and Sheikh Abdullah to various…

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

Amshipora Redux?

Days after the sleuths completed investigations in the July 2020 fake encounter involving the killing of three Rajouri labourers, the…

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

Cast In Stone

A mosque constructed by the most celebrated Mughal Queen, Nur Jahan, in the heart of Srinagar fought a lot of…

Tourism

Unseen Kashmir

As the Covid-19 dictated lockdown protracted from one week to another, restive youngsters moved out to explore the Kashmir they…

Politics

Women In Power

The ongoing District Development Council (DDC) election is adding around 100 new females to the power set-up in Jammu and…

Agriculture

Orchard Massacres

The Forest Department issued notices to all the ‘encroachers’ everywhere. But a patch on Budgam-Pulwama border was the only place…

Business

Home Cooked Tiffin

At the peak of the August 2019 lockdown, when office-goers faced starvation owing to the closure of the eateries in…