Building a glacier

Known as the ice man of Ladakh, Chewang Norfel has created at least five artificial glaciers to replenish water scarcity created by global warming. Zubair Dar reports from Leh. Rising global temperatures had shrunk glaciers...

Not a human’s job

For two decades, Maqbool was the only autopsy man in Kashmir. He tells Zubair A. Dar that knifing thousands of bodies has taken toll on his body and mind.  Maqbool looks exhausted. Years of...

One man army

In his battle to prevent drug addiction, Dr Riyaz Ahmad, keeps an understaffed government de-addiction centre alive and kicking. Majid Maqbool meets the doctor who plays all roles.  In a two room drug de-addiction...

Reaching out with help

At a time when families of Kashmiri politicians and bureaucrats were seeking more and more protection, Nighat Shafi Pandit stepped out of her cosy protected house to build help for the conflict hit. Shazia...

Water warriors of Doda

A group of young men fight Chenab’s fast flowing waters for rescuing persons who fell in the river. Haroon Mirani profiles these brave-hearts. In the mountains of Doda, whoever falls into river Chenab rarely...

Mission green

Declined a government job, Shashi Kumar Kesri was sarcastically told to go farming. He did and turned a vast barren rocky land into a forest. Haroon Mirani meets the green champion of Doda. In...

The old man and the bulbul

Octogenarian Muhammad Akram writes poetry inspired by a pair of birds, who he says have been visiting him for the last 50 years. Akram tells Majid Maqbool that he understands their language. Outside a two...

Guardian of history

He was inspired by the family antiques he inherited. Public apathy towards heritage transformed his passion for historical collections into duty. Shazia Khan peeps into the museum of Hakeem Ghulam Jeelani at his Rawalpora...

Daring Challenges, Creating Hope

A physiotherapist who sidelined his career to work for the physically challenged, Sami Wani, in collaboration with a international NGO has given new life to a number of people with disabilities. Shahnawaz Khan reports.  ...

Engineering social help

After setting up one of the best managed orphanages in Kashmir, Dr Rouf Mohi-ud-Din Malik is now exploring alternatives to orphanages. Shazia Khan narrates the story of a dental surgeon known more for his...

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...

Face of resistance

From an ordinary woman striving to trace her son picked up by troops, Parveena Ahanger turned into champion of civil rights for all such victims. Shazia Khan narrates the story of the face that...

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...

Fighting impunity

Masooda Parveen does not seek compensation. She seeks justice. The 44-year-old widow is fighting a lone battle to punish the perpetrators of her husband’s ‘murder’. Zubair A. Dar narrates her struggle. High power spectacle lenses...

Dark and colourful

Yasmeena can see no colours but her fragile hands knit magic with them. Maroosha Muzaffar narrates her story of grid and determination A mosaic of colours emerges from the knitting needles her hands can only...

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