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Media

The Cashmere Content

At a time when efforts are underway to request the search giant Google to add Kashmiri to its translation services, Khalid Bashir Gura met a number of young men who are creating content in...

Pul Se Pul Tak: Rediscovering The City of Bridges

Broadcast journalist, Iqra Akhoon who produced a rare and well-received heritage web series focusing on the life and times around the historic bridges of Srinagar, jots down the highs and lows of a challenging half-year project...

Ghulam Nabi Khayal (March 4, 1939- October 15, 2023)

In the demise of poet and scribe, Ghulam Nabi Khayal, Kashmir lost a witness to the history of a crucial era. His 32 books and countless pieces of reportage, however, shall remain a vital...
Typography Self Portrait by Akhter Rasool

 Akhter Rasool, My Mentor

As Kashmir moved from traditional calligraphy to computer-enabled graphic designing, it was Akhter Rasool who pioneered modern designing and trained a tribe in the new art styles. On his second death anniversary, Malik Kaisar remembers the...

Kashmir’s Media Associations

With many printing presses and lot many newspapers around, the journalists in Jammu and Kashmir attempted and constituted many associations to articulate the issue the media was confronted with. Media scholar Nayeem Showkat offers...

An Animated Kashmir

Thousands of youth, adults and children are consuming tons of animations and the consumption is only going up. Muskan Fatima reports the trend and the factors pushing the new fad In 2019 fall, when Meem...

Kashmir’s English Press

Successive rulers before and after 1947 have remained reluctant in encouraging English journalism in Jammu and Kashmir. Fighting odds, restrictions and outright denial of permissions, the English media always existed in the erstwhile state...

Jashn e Ramzan: The Story Behind The Camera

Within a few months after moving out of the classroom, a young reporter in Kashmir Life landed in a team that shot an infotainment series for Ramzan, the Muslim month of fasting. Unprecedented, the...
Kashmir Life team at printing press.

Evolution of Kashmir’s Printing Press

It took a long time to undo the government’s monopoly over the printing press. Scholar Nayeem Showkat details the evolution of the printing facility and allied newspaper sector in Jammu and Kashmir since 1858 Four...

Globalised Content

With the internet offering people the superhighway of information and knowledge, youth living in the pre-digital periphery are getting virtually cosmopolitan by watching their choice of global content, reports Babra Wani In 2014, Saba’s cousin...

Crowd Content

With the effective takeover of personal communication by the internet-powered cell phone, hundreds of fortune hunters and vested interests are generating content for a diverse audience. Offering the flip side of the virtual world,...

Sopore Studio

In erstwhile Kashmir, almost every town had a shop of the photographer. While helping people record their weddings, clicking their Hajj and examination photographs, they would sometimes record the history of the place. Daanish...

Media: A Career?

Taught to make the powerful accountable, when the media students watched the traditional wisdom operating in reverse on the ground, most of them decided against pursuing journalism as a career. Every year, three Kashmir...

Home Lost

Formal closure of the Kashmir Press Club (KPC) following a ‘coup’ and de-recognition is being seriously felt by scribes as the loss of an address and the second home, reports Khalid Bashir Gura On October...

Fish In Fashion

A news photographer created a social media page for selling pre-cooked Kashmir fish. He had forgotten the idea when orders landed in his in-box. A year in business, he sells more than two tons...