Nazir Masoodi, NDTV’s Jammu and Kashmir Bureau Chief is Kashmir’s longstanding journalist. Over the last year, he won two prestigious awards – the International Press Institute India award for the excellence in journalism and Best TV Reporter of the Year. In an interview to Khalid Bashir Gura, Masoodi laments...
by Tahir Bhat During wee hours on Friday, November 20, 2020, when Greater Kashmir publisher Rashid Mukhdoomi’s phone peeped too many times, he saw his staffers messaging him about Mudasir Ali’s death. In anger, he rang one of their seniors and told him that the youngsters should behave and not...

A Tragic Death

Journalist Javaid Ahmad dies of sudden cardiac arrest while on way to his office, Umar Mukhtar, his friend writes In a tragic development, Javaid Ahmad, 31, the senior Rising Kashmir newspaper reporter died of a heart attack on October 1, just a day after World Heart Day. He suffered a massive...

Pulitzer, Finally

Kashmir media has been a harried lot throughout. As the pressures mounted in recent days with cases under harsh laws being registered against them, the winning of the Pulitzer by three Jammu and Kashmir photographers for their lockdown coverage has acknowledged the life-risking efforts journalism is making in recording...

3 Days, 3 Cases

While the world is busy fighting the Coronavirus pandemic, the law enforcers in Kashmir booked three journalists in a row and brought Kashmir back to the global headlines, reports Shams Irfan On April 18, Masrat Zahra, a freelance photojournalist got a call from Cyber Police station, Srinagar, asking her to pay...

Kashmir’s Internet Exodus

 Almost six-month-long internet shutdown led to the migration of businesses, students, research scholars, outside the valley.they had to uproot their bases and start afresh to survive and sustain the blackout. Most of them have decided to say back citing uncertainty, as 2Gservices get resumed, reports Umar Mukhtar Samar, 25, is in Jammu...

Jammu’s Women Reporters

On Women’s Day 2020,  journalist Pallavi Sareen details the unfair ratio of fair gender in Jammu’s media This women’s day, 29-year-old Shilpa Thakur is planning to inspire young girls from colleges across Jammu city to take-up journalism after graduating from their colleges. Shilpa is a photojournalist, first among the few...

Frozen Laughter’s

A group of young men were the only source of on-line entertainment in Kashmir. After the internet ban, these well-earning boys are taking medicines to manage their idleness, reports Umar Khurshid Late in the afternoon of a snowy day in January, Youtuber Pervaiz Ahmed, 28, was preparing a script for...
Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal, the Managing Editor of Kashmir Times went to the Supreme Court against the communication blockade that Jammu and Kashmir is passing through post-August 5. After the verdict came more than five months later, the petitioner told Samreena Nazir that the decision has huge consequences in future Kashmir...

Gag Capital

As the internet shutdown continues into 2020, making it the longest internet gag in the history of democracy, reports Umar Mukhtar By the year-end when the internet gag would cross 150 days, it will be the longest ever shutdown in a democracy. There will not be ‘Happy New Year’ messages...

Exporting Entertainment

With the closure of internet, one of the key sectors that suffered severely in a highly stressed society was the entertainment. Understanding the emerging requirement, a middle aged man resurrected his ailing business to fill the void by selling content from his huge cache that he had evolved in...

The Labour Of Journalism

The internet ban has taken a huge toll on Kashmir media, impacting the quality of journalism and making many journalists redundant as they fail to send their contributions to their media organisations. Unlike the scribes operating from Srinagar, the blockade proved deadly to the district reporters. Umar Khurshid met...

Rationing Bandwidth

For the last 100 days, professionals reporting Kashmir use a rationed bandwidth in a designed cafe to keep the records right for the history. But is it sustainable on long term basis, asks Masood Hussain Last time after waiting in a queue for a while when I finally had my quick...

Back To The Beginning

As the news hunger peaks in Kashmir, closed for three weeks, the media is consistently exploring options of collecting and disseminating news, reports Masood Hussain Till the militancy led the newsroom of the Radio Kashmir Srinagar to shift to Delhi during the 1990s, there was one basic to all the...

3D Artist

A young boy draws jaw-dropping works without ever been part of an art class, reports Umar Mukhtar It takes degrees and a lot of experience for a mature artist to hold hands firm and draw or paint. But this all comes so naturally to Zeeshan ShabirWani, 14 years old kid of...

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