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...

A Visionary Carpenter

Years after he picked the special carpentry skill, he lost his eyesight completely. This led Ghulam Qadir to accept the challenge and he started managing his work for all these years, flawlessly, reports Waseem...

Steel willed woman

It is easy to succumb during adversity; it is equally difficult to face it, especially when you are a woman. Hamidullah Dar reports the story of a woman whose grit and determination rescued her...

Lighting up a Life

It is not a big deal to change three buses to work everyday, use a cell phone, teach computers, or thread a needle; not even for Rifat Yasmeen, visually impaired by birth. Aliya Bashir...

My Friend Bakk

The story of Ilyas Najeeb is one out of the jungle book. He nursed an injured leopard cub for eighteen months at his house till they became best friends.  Aakash Hassan tells his story...
Dr Mudasir Aziz at a would be bride’s house.

Helping Brides

At the peak of Kashmir’s fat marriage season, a group of concerned women started thinking about the would-be brides lacking even the basics for the ceremony. Shams Irfan met their leader, a clinical psychologist,...

The Zoji La Hero

If the Zoji La is cleared off the mass snow accumulations for an early access to Ladakh, it is just not machine but a man who is behind it. He is popularly known as...
Mother Initiative Shafakat was moved to start a school for special children in Shehr-e-Khas by the plight of her autistic child, reports Umar Mukhtar

Mother Initiative

Shafakat was moved to start a school for special children in Shehr-e-Khas by the plight of her autistic child, reports Umar Mukhtar Shafakat, 42, sits in her office and monitors the activities of children sitting...

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...

A charitable heart

At 73, Peerzaada Hamidullah Qadri, devotes himself to running a charitable trust. Aliya Bashir reports. After a long teaching career Peerzaada Hamidullah Qadri retired as a chief education officer in 1995. It was time...

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...

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...

Lending Voice and Ears

It was her mother’s disability that forced young Arwa to master signs language so that she could communicate with her. But once she mastered it, she became both communicator and crisis manager for Kashmir’s...

Punished To Blindness

It was corporal punishment by his teacher that blinded him. Later when an operation returned his one eye, soldiers came and took it away. But that did not prevent the young man from fighting...

On Toes

Armless by birth, Irshad Ahmad Ganie uses his toes to compensate for his handicap, reports Hilal Shah Irshad Ahmad Ganie, 23, a resident of village Sever of Lolab in border Kupwara district is armless by...

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