Inoculating The Innocuous, Deep In Kashmir Woods

by Tasavur Mushtaq From Wuhan in China to Weyan in Kashmir, as Coronavirus stormed around the globe, the contours of life changed completely. Unparalleled in the history of medical science, the vaccine development against the...

Kashmir’s Neglected Genderqueer’s

SRINAGAR: Hit hard by the subsequent lockdowns since 2019, Kashmir's genderqueer community has been bearing the brunt with families already having abandoned most of them. Genderqueers are people not subscribing to conventional gender distinctions...

A Cremation, A Tragedy

by Bilal Bahadur SRINAGAR: It was in the afternoon that somebody from Bhishamber Nagar rang me up saying that a dhabaywalla died of Covid19. I rushed to the Shamshanghat in Batamaloo where a number of...

Covid-19: The Still Frames

SRINAGAR: Life is completely at a halt but the desperation to have something in the pocket is forcing people to move out, only to reclaim part of their earings. These are some of the photographs...

Covid-19: Frightening Images Triggered By The Invisible

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Life photographer visited within and outside Srinagar. Here are some of the photographs he clicked. Though the photographs tell their own stories, there are captions to help readers to understand these images better.

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...

Lawaypora Attack: Wreath Laying Event Of Two CRPF Men Held At Humhama

SRINAGAR: The wreath-laying event of the two paramilitary men who were killed a day before in Lawaypora militant attack was held in Humhama Budgam on Friday. The event was held at Special Training Camp in...

Tulip Garden: A Photo Essay

by Bilal Bahadur SRINAGAR:  Situated in the foothills of Zabarwan Hills, overlooking Dal Lake, the Tulip garden was officially thrown open to visitors on Thursday.

In Pictures: Friday Following Meraj-Ul-Aalam

SRINAGAR: On the Friday following Meraj-ul-Aalam (SAW) thousands of Believers offered prayers at Hazratbal shrine.

Fighting Odds, Women Warriors Compete And Conquer Challenges

by Bilal Bahadur Observed across the world as International Women’s Day, March 8th is a day to celebrate the spirit of women. The theme of this year's Women's Day is – “Women in leadership: Achieving...

In Pictures: Kashmir’s First Igloo Café

SRINAGAR: With tables of ice and Samavar filled with hot Kehwa, the Igloo café in world-famous Gulmarg is drawing more people to the tourist destination than its picturesque spots and skiing slopes.

January 26: A Photo Essay

The 72nd Republic Day was celebrated in Kashmir on Tuesday amid tight security, with the main event in the valley being held at Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium. Bilal Bahadur brings back some captured moments of...

Christmas Celebrated In Kashmir Amid Pandemic

by Urvat IL Wuska SRINAGAR: Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ was celebrated on Friday across Jammu and Kashmir with fervor and enthusiasm amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The mass prayers celebrations at Srinagar’s Holy Family Catholic...

Chillai Kalan’s First Frame

With temperature slashing several notches below the freezing point in Kashmir, there are frozen frames everywhere. Bilal Bahadur picked the spot of Drang in north Kashmir to tell the visual story of day one...

Making Of Kashir Tchader (Kashmiri Blanket)

by Farzana Nisar For centuries, Kashmir has been weaving its own blankets, the Tchader in Kashmir and Chadder in Urdu. Weaving has remained basic to Kashmir's economy. The availability of wool locally, a lot of...

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