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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…

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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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Reaching out with help

At a time when families of Kashmiri politicians and bureaucrats were seeking more and more protection, Nighat Shafi Pandit stepped…

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Mission green

Declined a government job, Shashi Kumar Kesri was sarcastically told to go farming. He did and turned a vast barren…

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Guardian of history

He was inspired by the family antiques he inherited. Public apathy towards heritage transformed his passion for historical collections into…

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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…

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Defeating the cripple

While seeking permission from his parents for spending a night at his uncle’s house, Javed had little idea what destiny…

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