Ecology

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.

Fading Snowlines

With Western Disturbances moving all the greenhouse gases from the Atlantic to the Pir Panchal peaks, Kashmir is gradually emerging as a collateral victim...

The Amarnath Flood

Reviving memories of the 1996 tragedy, the flash flood – the third since 2015, near the cave shrine of Amarnath killed 15 pilgrims and...

Kashmir’s Chinar Identity

Genes apart, Kashmir’s identity basket has the magnificent Chinar shade protection for more than a millennium. Ubeer Naqushbandi details the mighty tree’s cultural significance...

Playing With Peaks

With the death of 10 workers under a massive landslide in Ramban, while working on a road project, the focus is back to the...

Harassed Hokerser

A sponge of Srinagar city and the key destination of the migratory birds, Hokersar is facing problems within and around involving almost everybody, reports...

Weather Costs

With Kashmir emerging as the crucible for climatic change, the freak weather has started taking a toll on the small agrarian economies, reports Mariah Shah The...

Regal Gallery

After putting in more than three decades working in faraway offshore destinations, the Naqshabandi couple has launched the first privately owned art gallery. They...

Waltengu Nar

Waltengu Nar, a Gujjar village down south completed 17 years of its destruction by a snowstorm on February 19. Almost two-thirds of the village...

An Off-Road Debate

In the last few years, sections within the younger lot take their super-duper vehicles on tracks in the fragile ecological space of Kashmir and...

1885 Earthquake

Kashmir owes a lot to the British doctor duo, the Neve Brothers, the missionaries who were running the Mission Hospital. Here is the first-hand...

Cruising Through The Sind

Like a love affair, the hunt for tracing the source of the Sind river took me years of trekking deep into the gorges and...

Reclaiming Khushal Sar

The government avoided any commitment that it will restore the freshwater lake. Eventually, a social activist threw his hat in the ring, handheld the...

Plant Collectors In Kashmir

While studying Botany, students hardly spare a thought about the processes and the people who gave their lives to identify and name the plants...

‘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...

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