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This section is a window to the happenings and challenges that Jammu and Kashmir’s fragile ecology faces. It tackles water bodies, forests, flora and fauna, wild life, weather and impact of developmental activities on mother nature.

‘Rethink Power Projects On Unstable Slopes’

Dr Irfan Rashid, a Senior Assistant Professor at the University of Kashmir’s Department of Geoinformatics has the distinction of being the first INSA (Indian...

Jammed January

As mercury dropped to a record low consistently, Kashmir faced the harshest winter in thirty years. With cascading effect on every sphere of life, Saima...

History’s Major Snowfall

Every time there is a snowfall, the media chases the weatherman asking about the dates when it snowed more last time. Even elders are...

New Bird Flu

With people desperate for a vaccine to manage the Covid-19, a pandemic that has killed two million people worldwide, the new bird flu has...

Snow In January

Science and tradition suggest that early winter snowfall is good for Kashmir ecology but the fragile service delivery systems sent people crying, reports Yawar...

Understanding Karnah

In news for the cross border shelling, more than seventy thousand people live in Karnah, which has historically remained a gateway to Sharda, Mahmood Ahmad writes Sandwiched...

Law of The Jungle

Demolition of numerous “illegal” seasonal hutments of the nomadic tribes across Kashmir and Jammu by the authorities has triggered an outcry in Kashmir and...

A 100-Lake Record

Pushed into nature by the melancholic hypnosis at Tosamaidan, Mahmood Ahmad spent 15 years trekking and hiking to document Kashmir’s 100 high altitude lakes, rare feat...

Showcasing An Extinction

The fossil abundant Kashmir has a vast potential of becoming the subject matter of global understanding of the last recorded mass extinction of species....
A view of Dal Lake.

Work In Progress

A chain of conservation schemes were launched to revive Dal Lake’s lost glory. Equipped with the latest contraption and expert advice from professionals, the...

Snow Bites

As Kashmir was heading towards completing 100 days under restrictions and lockdown, an early snowfall pushed the Valley into yet another crisis at huge...
KL Image: Bilal Bahadur

Spewing Black

Quick cash was the key factor for hundreds of farmers in Budgam to lease their lands to brick kiln owners. Decades later, they have...
Sonam Wangchuk (KL Image by Shuaib Wani) Kashmir Life Image by Shuaib Wani

‘Ice Stupas Were Copied In Switzerland, Skardu, Peru and Sikkim’

People who watched Amir Khan’s Three Idiots might not have forgotten the character named Phunsukh Wangdu. He is a living legend of Ladakh who...

Halt Hokersar

Though the project is in its final stage of implementation to reduce the de-siltation, the famous Hokersar wetland requires immediate attention in preventing the...

Beautiful Wasteland

As Kashmir invests heavily in infrastructure and promotion to improve the visitor footfalls to resurrect the ailing hospitality sector, Shams Irfan visits prime tourist...

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