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Information Technology is the new mover and shaker of life. This section features detailed copies about the technology and the impact of its services on different facets of life in Jammu and Kashmir.

How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Enhances Real Mobile Games

Mobile games represent a big chunk of the gaming industry. With millions of subscribers, they have made the possibility of gaming anywhere a reality. Now you don't need to have an elaborate setup with...

Virtual Trade

With the Covid-19 pandemic dictating a new regime, most of the activities of life are getting into virtual mode. Owing to the communication blockade, Kashmir has finally managed its hiccups and is trying to...

18 Months After

On February 5, the sudden restoration of the high-speed mobile internet pleasantly surprised people. But nobody answers the question as to why it took 550 days, reports Saima Bhat Struggling with the slow speed of the...

The Halal Internet!

The continued ban on the 4G in Kashmir has created new records of the digital divide. But the questions being asked on streets are simple, why there is a sacred profane divide on basis...

Trekking For 2G

Not far away from the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector, students climb to a hilltop to catch the low-speed mobile signal to access their online classes, reports Khalid Bashir Gura Sheikh Mujtaba, 18,...

Crucial Service

With a lot of enterprises emerging on social media and the lockdown preventing consumers from moving around too much, Kashmir threw up space for a start-up that can deliver products and bridge the gap...

4G for Knowledge

In a world besieged by the virus, people are working from their homes, using the high-speed Internet. In Kashmir, more than 1.5 million students are seeking better connectivity to keep the life going. In...

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...

Behind Firewalls

Initially, it was a battle for coming out of the wrong side of the digital divide. Now with 2G at play, it is the crisis of piercing the firewall. The virtual battle is now...

Curtains Fall

After August 5 shutdown, most of the courier and the parcel delivery companies working with the e-commerce outlets have closed forcing almost 500 young men to joblessness, reports Saifullah Bashir With the resume in his...

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...

Double Jeopardy

A section of the specially-abled population was hugely relying on the smartphones and internet to stay in touch with their families. For the last 115 days, they are the voiceless victims of the internet...
Passengers waiting to board Banihal train at Anantnag station. KL Image by Umar Khurshid

The Internet Train

As railways resumed its limited service, tens of thousands of Kashmiris spend their days in Banihal to avail the internet and upgrade their cell phone plans. Umar Khurshid joined one such crowd to the...
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Breaking A Silence

Barely four days ahead of the platinum jubilee of the communication lockdown, when the phones returned to life, not every call was a happy talk reports Muhammad Younis October 14, was an interestingly different day...

Losing Connections

A section of the society having the luxury of functional fixed-line phone tried making good money, reports Shams Irfan A small worn-out bench inside a stationery shop in Srinagar’s uptown Jawahar Nagar area has never...

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