Two Videos, Two Stories

For the last many years, social media is triggering decision-making within the government and society. Last week demonstrated it yet again when the Jammu and Kashmir administration reacted to two videos, both concerning the...

Why Do I see Shamim Ahamd Shamim As Keats of Urdu Journalism?

On the death anniversary of the prominent editor, orator, and politician, Shamim Ahmad Shamim, kindly read a lecture that former government officer and a prolific writer, Zahid G Muhammad delivered on May 16, 2005,...

Shamim A Shamim, Kashmir’s Editor, Orator, Politician

Shamim Ahmed Shamim was one of Kashmir’s prominent journalist editors who was later in politics and was elected to the state assembly and the parliament. He edited Aina newspaper that was known for his...

Covid In Newsroom

With six of its staffers down with Covid-19 infection, the newsroom has been closed for a week now. Masood Hussain narrates how while covering it, the dreaded virus caught up with the Kashmir Life...

Melody In Music

Mixing modern melody with prose and poetry, Kashmir’s new-age singers and musicians have resurrected folk songs in a different way. Creating their own platforms, this new breed of artists is reaching out to audiences...

Ghulam Nabi Shaida (1947 – 2021)

In the death of Ghulam Nabi Shaida, editor of Wadi ki Awaz, Kashmir has lost an upright editor who suffered for calling a spade, a spade, reports Khalid Bashir Gura When the veteran journalist YousufJameel broke...
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Kashmir’s Women Chroniclers

Over the past two decades, an increasing number of women have adopted journalism as a career despite the challenges that conflict throws up, reports Durdana Bhat When Afsana Rashid, started her career as a journalist way...

‘Journalism Has Become A Tool Of Propaganda Now’

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...
Mudasir Ali

Mudasir Ali (October 1983- November 2020)

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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