Survived, Thrived

He was in second grade when an accident left his arms amputated. For next three years he shuttled between hospitals in Kashmir. Then he decided to fight back and emerged as an impressive student...

A Lady Karvaan

Mehru N Nisa meets the young female scribe who crowdsources book to establish libraries for the underprivileged For the inmates at Daarul Muhsinaat, an orphanage in Singhpora Pattan, the thought of having a library was...

Scavenging A Living

For him collecting trash from Wullar Lake is a way of life, and a means to sustenance. Meet Bilal, who started at 13, now collects 12,240 kgs of trash annually, both to clean the...
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Painful Walk

A young boy who was inflicted by polio in his childhood could not bear the economic crisis of his ailing parents. The specially-abled drags himself to a distance of 5 km in the most...

Muslim Pujari

This Pujari, the keeper of a temple in Gulmarg, prays five times every day in the local mosque. He is a Muslim but has been performing all the rituals and pooja at the temple...

Peace Walker

A “peace walker” from Kashmir valley is back to home after 16 long years of eventful life which took him from Mumbai to Mauritius. BILAL HANDOO traces the journey of a man with a...

Braveheart Saviours

A group of roadside vendors say they are obliged to save lives because God gives them the chance. Shazia Khan reports about the foursome brave hearts whose efforts have saved many lives. Off late the...
Khadija and Fareeda at their home. KL Image: Aaqib Hyder

Mission Education

A struggling couple had no capacity to get their specially abled daughter educated. As the husband died of a disease, the widow, a fisherwoman, has nothing to live for except educate her daughter now,...

Nailing A Demon

In a system where human rights are violated with impunity, few dare to fight a battle for justice. Shazia Khan narrates the story of a man who dared to take on dreaded renegade Papa...

Change of Heart

Despite a difficult childhood and lifelong disability Riyaz A Wani established himself as a professional singer. But then everything seemed out-of-sync as he had a change of heart. Zubair Sofi tells his story For Riyaz...

A Reading Room 

A woman in Jammu sets up a library on her property to encourage students to read and gradually it is emerging a model for societies where families lack enough of space or the situation...
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Unconventional Healer

A young lady doctor found a peculiar crisis among the city girls; they lacked access to better personal management during the specific days of their lives. She investigated the causes and came with a...

Barkat’s School

Started by a mother of seven to impart free education to underprivileged, Buchwara’s Lowood School is now a splendid piece of history. To rediscover its history, Bilal Handoo visits the school where once elite...

The Road Raahat

Frequent closure of highway leaves a flood of people stranded thus encouraging the residents to have structured and sustainable initiatives to manage huger reports Parrey Babar When the highway has a crisis, a group gets hyperactive. Raahat is a...
Farzana in AV lab at Modern School Solina.

A Selfless Guide

In 2008, a young lady was hired on contract to teach specially abled kids in the city school. A year later, the authorities felt compelled to take her on rolls after she did what...

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