Interview

This is a simple Q and A on issues that matter with the experts and practitioners who hold the answers. Interviews are across the various facets of life including politicians, artists, businessmen, academics and social activists.

‘IUST Has Filed 28 Patents’

Almost 40 days after Dr Shakil A Romshoo, Kashmir’s foremost earth scientist, took over as the Vice-Chancellor of the IUST, he told Khalid Bashir Gura about his plans for an academic campus that has...

‘Online Teaching Lacks An Impact Unlike Offline Class Work’

As higher educational set-up is gradually limping back towards offline mode, Director Education, Kashmir Tasaduq Hussain talks about the challenges in the last two years that the education department faced  KASHMIR LIFE (KL): Kashmir is...

‘Maintain A Respectable Distance With Wildlife’

People get scared watching a Kashmir lady catching snakes in the homes and driving them to the forests. As the man-wild animal conflict surges, Kashmir’s lone wildlife rescuer is in sharp focus. Urvat il...

‘Mughals Wanted Their Memory To Be Enshrined Through Their Architecture’

With his impressive research ‘The Syncretic Traditions of Islamic Religious Architecture of Kashmir’ published by Rutledge early this year, Dr Hakim Sameer Hamdani, currently  Design Director at the INTACH Kashmir, is flying for his...

‘Some Historians Believe That Afghanistan Conflict Is The Outcome of India and Pakistan Kashmir...

Foreign policy expert and editor of HardNews magazine, Sanjay Kapoor believes that Taliban 2.0 has more legitimacy unlike in the past as it had signed a deal with the US and negotiated with other...

‘Three ASHAs Who Died During Covid19 Were Compensated Adequately’

In the virtual interview, the National Health Mission Director, Choudhary Mohammad Yasin, tells Tahir Bhat that Jammu and Kashmir spends more than Rs 2500 crore on the health sector KASHMIR LIFE (KL): How is the...

‘Reinforcing Spirituality Can Be A Powerful Tool To Boost Resilience’

The former head of GMC, Srinagar’s Psychiatry Department, Prof Mushtaq A Margoob has contributed immensely in managing the massive load of mental illness at the peak of mass fear in the 1990s while battling...

‘You Name It, We Have It’

Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary who heads the Mission Youth and Tribal Affairs Department tells Tahir Bhat about the ‘ever evolving’ and the demand-driven mission that is aimed at managing Jammu and Kashmir’s youth bulge KASHMIR LIFE (KL):  What is...

‘No One Will Benefit From Many Official Languages’

Broadcaster and poet, Rukhsana Jabeen retired as Director of Radio Kashmir. She tells Ibtisam Fayaz Khan that withdrawing Urdu from its standing as the sole official language of Jammu and Kashmir was a huge...

‘Kashmir Could Soon Become The Melting Pot If We Are Not Careful’

Yashwant Sinha, a former BJP leader who has joined the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) has been heading the Concerned Citizens Group on Kashmir for the last few years. He talked to Yawar Hussain...

‘Peace Follows Justice And Truth’

Farah Bashir, author of Rumours of Spring: A Girlhood in Kashmir that Harper Collins published this spring explains why she is restless and anxious every time it is Eid. KASHMIR LIFE (KL): Why as a...

‘Government of India Wants Everyone To Beg For Statehood’

In an interview conducted through Whatsapp – owing to Covid19 protocol, PDP President and former Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti tells Yawar Hussain that offering statehood to Jammu and Kashmir looks like amputating someone’s feet and offering them shoes. KASHMIR...

‘Food Can Build Your Capacity To Resist Covid19’

Beenish Zohra, a practising dietician and a clinical nutritionist, tells Farzana Nisar that good food plays an important role in building the immune system in the pandemic.  KASHMIR LIFE (KL):  How important is food...
MLA Kulgam, Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami, (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

‘Our Demand Is Restoration Of Pre-August 5 Status’

Four-time lawmaker, who was recently appointed as the spokesman for the People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration, Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami tells Yawar Hussain that the alliance is open to an engagement with Delhi. Kashmir Life (KL): New Delhi has now reached...

‘It Is A Constitutional Fight. As A Peace Loving Party, We Will Fight Legally’

Asserting that nothing is decided as yet but even if the NC joins the Delimitation Commission, it will be for the benefit of the people, NC Provincial President, Nasir Aslam Wani tells Yawar Hussain KASHMIR...

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