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Life Story
Verses from the heart

When Ghulam Nabi Chitgar’s hands are busy mixing and preparing tobacco for his customers, his mind is busy elsewhere -…

Life Story
A musical vision

Dost Mohammad Khan was three when he lost his eyesight. That did not stop him from becoming the first graduate…

Life Story
Blood for the nation

Shabir Hussain Khan knows the value of blood since childhood, when his family had to pay exorbitantly for 20 pints…

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Braveheart Saviours

A group of roadside vendors say they are obliged to save lives because God gives them the chance. Shazia Khan…

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Defying blindness

An accident in childhood made him lose sight over the years. But the knowledge and experience he acquired over the…

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Face off with life

Saima was 15 when she survived an IED blast, defaced. An unsuccessful facial surgery led to scores of correctional surgeries,…

Culture
Preserving the past

At an age when people retire, Atiqa Bano set up a museum to preserve and display rare artifacts and manuscripts…

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The postcard girl

The face of Ladakh tourism? Yangchin Lamo, overcomes a speech impair to appear in music videos as well, reports Zubair…

Conflict
‘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…

Culture
Green poet

Zarief Ahmad Zarief is known more for his poetry and flamboyant Kashmiri critique than his social activism like his passion…

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Building a glacier

Known as the ice man of Ladakh, Chewang Norfel has created at least five artificial glaciers to replenish water scarcity…

Life Story
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…

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One man army

In his battle to prevent drug addiction, Dr Riyaz Ahmad, keeps an understaffed government de-addiction centre alive and kicking. Majid…

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