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MANAGING ECONOMY

Public finances comprise major part of Kashmir’s economy, leaving government as the main employer, spender and the policy maker. As Finance Ministry is rushing...

Orphan brothers

by Syed Asma A 12-year old boy greets this reporter in a submissive voice, sits in a chair, looks uncomfortable and rarely take his eyes...

Celebrating Baglihar?

Kashmir was subcontinent’s second place after Mysore that had access to hydropower, albeit limited to the Palace at Zabarwan Hills and the M A...

FIGHTING PEOPLE

Kashmir is going through a crisis which the government is trying to define and tackle in a manner that tends to aggravate it.  Kashmir...
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The Village Talk

As more than 4500 officers moved for an overnight stay in Panchayats between the Sino-Indian border and the Line of Control to listen to...

TOO MANY COINCIDENCES

As one more young life was lost to a police tear gas shell, adding to the burgeoning list of youth killed by government’s crowd control measures, Khursheed Wani delves into the phenomenon called stone pelting.

Islam’s First Kashmir Address

Islam existed in Kashmir even 200 years before Kalhana wrote his Rajatarangni. But the immigrants who would come as mercenaries and traders would mostly...

Alam in Uproar

At the peak of 2010 mass unrest, police put a million rupees booty on his head. When arrested, cops got Rs 25 lakh instead....

Cathartic Return

When the faithful thronged the places of worship after 21 weeks of disconnect in the lockdown dictated by the pandemic, the scene was cathartic. Being...

Pushed To Wall

The new generation that was raised under the shadows of gun in a situation dehumanized by the decades old crisis is now dominating the...

Kinetic Khan

After being the longest-serving chief executive of J&K Bank and making it state’s first and the only listed company, Muhammad Yousuf Khan, the man...

Democracy’s Kings

Everybody in J&K politics aspires to be the Chief Minister. It is not only because it is the ultimate what the politics can offer...

Incandescent Incubator

Concerns mounted as militants stormed the EDI’s Pampore complex initiating a 48-hour  long gun-battle that consumed five security men, a civilian and three militants....

Terror Square

Twenty six years after Handwara witnessed the first blood, two youth became the latest casualty, triggering a new chain of protests and killings in...

The grass roots democrats

The elections to the village councils and village heads have seen a diverse set of contestants. Kashmir Life profiles some of the elected and...

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