Floods

This section is about the history and devastation created by floods. It also carries detailed reportage about the rehabilitation processes and policy interventions to manage if not to prevent the floods.

Ah, Baila

A small village that lived on the banks of a torrent witnessed a literal change in its geography after 2014 floods devoured most of the land and the homes, Faheem Mir reports Baila falls in...

A Polytechnic Rescue

For two days sixty boys in the state-run polytechnic were hoping against the hope that they will be rescued. But they failed to even attract the attention of the choppers flying overhead. Finally, they used...

Distorting Srinagar?

As Srinagar is inching towards becoming a Smart City with emphasis on heritage and tourism, a revised Master Plan has drawn a sketch of a futuristic city that impacts its historic character and encourages...

Jhelum Again

After September 2014 floods a number of majors were assured to clean the erring Jhelum of blockades. But almost three years later not much has changed on the ground, reports Saima Bhat On April 24,...

Budshah’s Nallai Mar  

For ages, rulers in Kashmir have constructed canals to improve life and production. But there is no ruler who could come even closer to Budshah. While most of them survived for half of the...

Not Compensated!

Instead of elevating their living standard NMDFC beneficiaries are left struggling to repay the loan to avoid recovery calls. Syed Asma reports the post-flood woes of the already marginalised loanees His expressions changed as his...

There For You

Instead of government, the first ones to respond during September 2014 floods were local and international NGO’s and socio-religious organizations. Saima Bhat reports their efforts  After 2014 floods, Oxford Committee for Famine Relief (Oxfam), a...

Metaphor Of Loss

Except death and misfortune, nobody seems to remember Faze’s address. The latest visit was in September 2014. Survived by her eighteen-year-old granddaughter the octogenarian thrives on alms. Humera Ashiq Hussain narrates their story The devastating...

History Gagged

The skewed coverage of Kashmir floods by Delhi media generated massive ire and suspicion against journalists, preventing even local media from recording their own history, reports Muhammad A Raafi Photojournalists in Kashmir are a daredevil...

Selective Relief

Those who expected major overhaul in the system post floods must be disappointed. The system that governed the distribution of relief checques runs on principle of might is right, reports Tasavur Mushtaq Mohammad Ramzan, a...

Gone Up

As anticipated there has been no panic sale of properties in worst flood hit areas in Srinagar.  Sehar Qazi reports how some of the posh addresses in Srinagar refuse to bow down to market...

The Displaced

In the melee of floods everybody, including the government, seems to have forgotten about tenants. Their woeful tales of survival and displacement find no takers as house owners dominate narratives. Muntaha Hafizi tells their...

Flood Frames

Capturing historic floods on lens amid anger and anguish took an extraordinary spine on part of filmmakers. Those who braved flood fury and public rage ended up preserving deluged history of Kashmir, reports Shams...

Blessing in Disguise

While 2014 flood is imprinted on people’s memory like a nightmare there are a few who thank Jhelum for its fury. Saima Bhat reports Days after September 7, 2014 floods devastated most parts of Srinagar’s...

Securing Future

 Around 42,000 claims worth Rs 2000 crore settled post floods by top four insurance companies making it one of the biggest claims in Asia. Syed Asma reports The month of September would be remembered in...

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