A Costly Recess

As around 160 thousand students are writing their examinations for three classes, Umar Khurshid revisits the state of education and the schooling in the last 100 days of the crisis that started with August 5, when the special status of Jammu and Kashmir…


Breaking A Silence

Barely four days ahead of the platinum jubilee of the communication lockdown, when the phones returned to life, not every…


Political Winter

With the Lt Governor GC Murmu administration hunting for alternative accommodation to Kashmir’s detained political class, the winter chill is…

EPFO - employees Provident Fund Story

The Sweat Money

Managers of the Rs 4300 crore Provident Fund of the workers in Jammu and Kashmir’s private and public sector were…


Briefing (November 10-16, 2019)

GOA In Panaji, Kashmir’s last governor Satya Pal Malik is making news on Kashmir. He was shifted to the small…

Books A photograph of 1920 shows the Kashmiri professionals taking the tourists to Gulmarg in palkis.
1853: A Tourist On Foot

An unknown Englishman has penned in his peculiar language his long trek from Shimla to Srinagar via Tibet on foot…


M S Dhoni

After team India’s World Cup 2019 journey ended at the semi-final level, speculations were ripe that Mahender Singh Dhoni, the…

An aerial view of Royal Golf Course, Srinagar.

Golf Monopoly Ends

Over the years, Jammu and Kashmir has invested huge money in a network of golf, a luxury sport, but the…

Clock Tower (Ghanta Ghar ) (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

Bad Times?

In the last 40 years, the Kashmir government changed three sets of clocks on Srinagar’s landmark Ghanta Ghar, but none…


Grounded On Water

The abrupt August 4, order asking tourists and pilgrims to leave Kashmir marked the end of a busy tourist season.…

Human Rights

Costly Acquittals

In the 1996 Rajasthan bus-blast case, police booked, among others, four Kashmiris – arrested from Kathmandu and Gujarat. A trial…

The spot in Kulgam where 5 non-locals were recently killed. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

A Bloody Migration

Desperate apple growers and the manufactures invested lot of time and resource to get the workforce back to work. Then…


BJP’s New Tensions

Though the elections for the local bodies and Panchayats were considered a hugely partial exercise, at least in Kashmir, the…


Hanging An Imposter

In 1859, the East India Company hanged a Jammu Faqeer in Sialkot for claiming to be a prophet. Its details…


Science Behind Ramadan Fasting

by Dr Zeenat Farooq Apart from the spiritual experience that a person undergoes during Ramadan fasting, there are tremendous scientific…

EU delegation enjoying a boat ride in Dal Lake Srinagar. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

Daring Diplomacy?

Two non-descript NGOs run by shady managers flew 27 far-right European MPs to Delhi for what experts say, “controlling to…

Zeeshan Wani’s Artwork Zeeshan Wani

3D Artist

A young boy draws jaw-dropping works without ever been part of an art class, reports Umar Mukhtar It takes degrees and…

Haj pilgrims bidding adieu. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

The Haj Economy

Almost every year, more than 30,000 Muslims go on Haj and Umrah pilgrimages from Jammu and Kashmir and spend more…

A group of girls on a trip to Harmukh. Image: Shefali Gautam

Female Hikers

Boys have all the fun everywhere, especially in conservative societies. A group is trying to help girls to go on…


Deconstructing Modi 2.0

by Masood Hussain Narendra Modi’s victory in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections is not an ordinary one. It is a…