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Shams Irfan

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A journalist with seven years of working experience in Kashmir.

A Carriage Chronicle

The early twentieth century, horse-driven Tonga became the main public transport for Kashmir. Then the horses would come from Kabul and the carriages from...

The Hill Barber

Certain jobs like that of a barber have been denigrated by society to a level that not many youths from Generation Next are willing...

Toddler Who Saw Murder

Spare a thought for the child, who has to live the rest of his life with the trauma and the image of him sitting...

On A Highway, A Toddler Symbolised The Unpredictability of Kashmir Mayhem

by Shams Irfan SRINAGAR: The image of a 3-year-old child sitting on his grandfather’s bullet-ridden corpse was the most painful event of July 1, 2020. Apparently...

A Mysterious Death?

A fortnight after Jammu and Kashmir lost its special status; a trucker was caught between stone-pelters and the paramilitary and died in South Kashmir....

Cursed Apple

With partial lockdown still in place, and around 20 thousand metric tonnes of apple still in CA stores across Kashmir, farmers and traders are...

Blood and Virus

After the mourners violated the social distancing norms in Sopore, security grid has silently started official burial of the slain militants in Kashmir to...

3 Days, 3 Cases

While the world is busy fighting the Coronavirus pandemic, the law enforcers in Kashmir booked three journalists in a row and brought Kashmir back...

Hatched In Quarantine?

After the first of the 43 Umrah pilgrims tested positive, panicky health officials drove 11 of them to a 2-room PHC for fortnight-long quarantine....

Jail Placid

Authorities set up six special jails in anticipation of the August 5 decesion. One of them is the Centaur Lakeview Hotel on the Srinagar’s...
(L to R) Posha and Shaista Rashid with other members during thier self help group’s meeting in Shilwat village of Sumbal, Sonawari. KL Image by Shams Irfan

Women Fighters

In one of Kashmir’s impoverished belts, a central government scheme has revived the Umeed that if women, alongside men, will contribute by getting into...

Return From The Reels

Shams Irfan on the quitting of Bollywood by promising Kashmir actor Zaira Waseem, a decision that triggered a new disquiet  in the tinsel town and...

Blood In Hunger

After many years, the Muslim month of fasting did not witness any cessation of hostilities between militants and the security grid. This made the...

Low Poll Heroics

In the just-concluded Lok Sabha polls that gave Narendra Modi a Himalayan mandate, Jammu and Kashmir also sent six representatives to the Lok Sabha....

Lok Sabah Polls: The Kulgam Story

by Shams Irfan KULGAM: The tense calm outside Government Higher Secondary School Qaimoh, in Kulgam, would get broken by the slow-moving army and police vehicles...