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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...

A Brave Battle

While putting up a brave fight against a life-threatening disease and even losing his wife to discord, a young man ensured that he completes his PhD in time, reports Khalid Bashir Gura “Life is what happens...

Carving a future

This month as Farook Tass, an NIT student landed a handsome job in an on-campus placement interview, it was a culmination of a long, arduous journey he began years ago. Ibrahim Wani traces the...

Passing the body on

A Muslim undertaker Muhammad Yaseen Dar performed the last rites for Pandits at Batamloo crematory for almost a decade. Dar died in 2008 and a Nepali family has taken over. Shazia Yousuf reports In a...

Saving Boukvat

Some doctors have joined hands to help the chronic kidney patients from the weaker sections and the effort is a success, reports Aaqib Hyder When Muzaffar Maqsood Wani, a consultant nephrologist flew home from his...

Makeover Man

Pained by the amount of garbage littering his once beautiful village, an NRK rushed home and took a broom to do the job. Jibran Nazir reports how Tariq’s efforts changed the stink into aroma Australia...

‘Why should I mourn?’

Muhammad Shafi Bazaaz would spend time decorating his son’s grave at Martyr’s Graveyard, until one day he saw eight unattended graves there. Shazia Yousuf reports Mohammad Shafi Bazaaz had a busy week ahead of July...

Defeating The Cripple

While seeking permission from his parents for spending a night at his uncle’s house, Javed had little idea what destiny had in store. That night, he was crippled for life. Bullets, however, could not...

Against All Odds

Despite losing his right arm at 10, Sayer Abdullah, 23, now drives an SUV and goes on off-road trips, reports Khalid Bashir Gura On the morning of September 17, 2007, a school bus carried students wearing neatly ironed...

Dignified Life Explained

When a crisis hits a family, especially its head, what happens? In most of the cases, the wives desert them and settle somewhere else. Read the story of two aged women, perhaps the most...

Armed with determination

Ghulam  Hassan Ganai  lost both his arms to an electric shock in his  childhood. Since then he has armed himself with determination to fight an armless battle with life. Hamidullah Dar reports Armless connotes powerlessness; Ghulam...

Hands that heal

With a successful career as a leading ENT specialist at his back and academic feats in his kitty, Dr Mir Mabool was not content. He wanted to do something more, for the society. Shazia...

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...

A Death Knock

One after another tragedies knocked at elderly Zaiba’s door leaving her at the mercy of her neighbours for survival. Aakash Hassan meets the family whose two earning hands were devoured by cancer   In an attempt...

Epitome of Courage

She was born without hands, but that did not stop her from becoming an earning hand for her family. Hamidullah Dar meets Maryam Akhtar Maryam Akhtar is the only support for her parents and younger...

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