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,...
Syed Firdousa Rabbani with the students of her school. KL Image: Faheem Mir

Model Teacher

Faheem Mir meets a Rehbar-e-Taleem teacher who donates her modest earnings to the poor students in her class. Her colleagues say she is maintaining a family tradition On April 30, 2019, some pictures of a...
Jana Begum rowing her boat. KL Image by Samreena Nazir

Bridging A Village

A fisherwoman stopped going to sell her husband’s catch after situation prevented her leaving her five daughters unguarded at home. In 30 years, she changed her profile by emerging the solo carrier of the...

A Brave Heart

By fishing out more than two dozen bodies and saving several men alive from different water bodies, Lelhar’s fisherman has earned a huge reputation, reports Sadam Hussain Pandow Kakapora’s Lelhar is a large hamlet of...

A Generational Struggle

Soon after partition a Pakistani man and a UP lady met and settled in Srinagar. Three generations later, the family is fighting odds to survive, reports Fazil Buchh Not far away from Amira Kadal and...

Batting Blindly

When he closed his eyes forever in the lap of his mother, barely six months after his birth, Irfan was brought up in a universe completely dark. He fought his disability and got the...

A Reading Light

Moved by the plight of her blind nephew, Naza Bano shuns promising career options to help specially-abled kids like him. She shuttles between three districts to teach blind children how to read and write....

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...

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...

Exceptional Writer

A man who has picked up the art of calligraphy from his ancestors, decided to transfer the art to children for free, after retirement. Saqib Mir meets the uncommon artist who pays for what...

Cliff Hanger

For lack of facilities around and the inability to have an attendant with him all the time, Ashraf discontinued his studies. One day, a mountaineering coach discovered and trained him and that gave this...

The Family Gold

A Jammu jewellers’ family owns some of the rarest pieces of Islamic calligraphy and it includes two specimens of the Quran which require a magnifying glasses and are extremely rare, reports Masood Hussain These drawings...

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...

Virtual Communication

A young man with a well to do background has not let his inability to hear and speak dominate his life. He uses smart phone to record his long drive and broadcast it on...

Rediscovering Life

A boy lost his eyesight to a hereditary disease and was restricted to his home. After failed attempts to take his own life, a radio talk rekindles his hopes and gives him a direction....

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