Commodities

A listing of narratives on the commodities that Jammu and Kashmir produces, sells and consumes

Hallmarking Gold

While hallmarking has made it easy to distinguish fake gold from the real one, Kashmiri jewellers prefer to stick to the traditional ways. Tyba...

Bitter Harvest

The political turmoil of the past eighteen months has hit Kashmir’s apple industry hard.  The entry of the NAFED and the import of duty-free...

A Mandi Undone

  For most of the season, the dominating discourse was whose writ runs large. By the time, the government agreed against interrupting the new routine...

A Crisis, An Opportunity

Losses to Kashmir apple orchards can be assessed properly only after the government’s final survey is over. Amid mass mourning over the recent calamity,...

Downsizing a high

Public awareness and official crackdown have brought down the narcotics production in south Kashmir districts, where large swathes of land were put under poppy...

Royal Nuts

For five weeks every fall, Sweet Chestnuts sell roasted on the Srinagar city streets at a cost not matched by any other fruit. Humaira...

Wheeling Energy

Baglihar has two separate systems for energy transmission and both are efficiently working, reports Riyaz ul Khaliq Even as weak geology of the mountains housing...

Drinks Driven Business

Demands apart, state government may not be in a position to convert J&K in to a dry state because it feeds its coffers substantially....

A golden story

The traditional gold market in Kashmir is resistant to hallmarking and transparency, leaving enough space for branded outlets and banks. An unconcerned government and...

The Walnut Fudge

By Syed Asma   Have your ever tasted a Walnut Fudge! If not, then you are surely missing one of the most talked about exclusivity of...

Driving Nuts

Water chestnuts harvested from Wullar lake have helped Kashmir survive the worst days in the last 250 years. Considered the best food for diabetics,...

A thorny profession

The chestnuts they collect are more visible than the lives they lead. Haroon Mirani narrates the story of chestnut collectors, tucked around the fringes...

Suffering Saffron

Dry spell is a historic reason for the crisis that Pampore is facing in its saffron fields. But it offers volumes about how shoddy...

Waiting For A Bloom!

With both production and prices falling drastically since last one decade saffron is turning out to be a costly affair for growers. Shams Irfan...

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