Secret Dialogue?

It would be interesting to see how the back-channel engagement between India and Pakistan evolves in the weeks and months to come and whether or not Delhi will concede in response to Islamabad’s demands, writes Riyaz Wani On April 23, Pakistan Army chief…

Covid 2.0

Much like in the rest of India, hospitals in Kashmir are ill-prepared to deal with the virulent second wave, the…

Virtual Trade

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

Special Report

Rendered Jobless

As non-local mining concerns bagged most of the mining works across Kashmir, tendered at the peak of internet shutdown, thousands…

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…

Government Initiatives May 2-8, 2021

CSR Ambulances The Divisional Administration Kashmir flagged off two ambulances at TRC, Srinagar under the Corporate Social Responsibility initiative of…

Govern Now

The administration appears as clueless and helpless about the unfolding catastrophe as the ordinary people, writes Riyaz Wani With over three…

Covid-19: The Still Frames

SRINAGAR: Life is completely at a halt but the desperation to have something in the pocket is forcing people to…

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

Against All Odds

Despite losing his right arm at 10, Sayer Abdullah, 23, now drives an SUV and goes on off-road trips, reports Khalid Bashir Gura…

Surging Falahudarain

For the last two decades, north Kashmir charity, Falahudarain is working for the uplift of society through education and research,…

Cold Homes

As Kashmir gave up its traditional architecture paving way for fashionable concrete and glasshouses, the people feel the home warmth…

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 May 2-8, 2021

JAMMU As Covid-19 cases continue to spike and breached the 3000 mark a day in the UT of J&K, authorities…

Sports

Playing With Ice

Shakir Ashraf meets the Kashmir ice skater who represented India in Europe Basharat Ahad Mir, 17, a Parimpora (Srinagar) resident,  became…

Diplomacy

Behind Back-Channel

Halt to sugar-cotton imports from India has not stalled the India Pakistan peace process. While the two sides are engaged…

Media
Discourse

New Politics

Political forces moving out of the PDP are reshaping the two new parties and making them the ‘new’ mainstream writes, Zahoor…

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

Exceptional Carver

One of Srinagar’s oldest craftsmen, Ghulam Nabi Dar’s designs on the wood remain unmatched for their intricacy and detail, reports…

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

Plant Collectors In Kashmir

While studying Botany, students hardly spare a thought about the processes and the people who gave their lives to identify…

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
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

Tourists Return?

After 18 months of hiatus, the tourist footfalls have started surging in Kashmir. Insiders in the hospitality sector believe that…