Another Sheikh Abdullah

In Kashmir, the prestigious Aligarh Muslim University is linked to two towering personalities, both named Sheikh Abdullah. While one, almost every Kashmiri is aware...

Mohammad Ashraf

Mohammad Ashraf (August 25, 1943 – October 14, 2020) by M Saleem Beg Ashraf Saheb, a doyen of travel and tourism in Jammu and Kashmir spent all...
Sheikh Abdullah and Indira Gandhi

The Accord Cable

After G Parthasarthy and Mirza Afzal Beg signed the accord for their political masters on February 24, 1975, the then Prime Minister Mrs Indira...
M Yousuf Buch

M Yusuf Buch [1922-2019]

How a downtown boy reaches the hallowed United Nations is nothing less than fantasy and fiction, says Haseeb A Drabu M Yusuf Buch shot into...

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,...

Iqbal Khanday: Man, Mind And Mettle

by Haseeb A Drabu For people of my age, a few years younger than him, Iqbal Khandey was a star. He was a great success...

Mixed Memories

Perhaps the oldest surviving pensioner, Abdul Rashid Khan studied forestry in the UK when Hari Singh was still Kashmir’s proud owner. On the way...

Vajpayee Since 1953

While most of his initiatives as Prime Minister are well documented, Masood Hussain offers rare details – some appearing for the first time, about...

A Phenomenal Struggle

In making individuals achieve their objectives, there are lots of people who contribute, especially in case of have-nots. But there are quite a few...

Fading Memories

Deep South in a sparsely populated hamlet overlooking Shangus is a man who has lived a century and never used a vehicle. He knows...

Smile Please

First, it was emperor Jehangir and then Irish poet Thomas Moore, who sung in praise of Kashmir. Then Bollywood took over to reiterate that...

Kabir  Chacha

Once a major character in managing the load of conflict on Srinagar streets, Kabir Sheikh, father of slain JKLF leader Hamid, died on November...

Dreams to Live

Despite tragedies knocking at her door at regular intervals she didn’t abandon dreaming. Aspiring to become a teacher, this Islamabad girl is torn between...

A Militant for 53 days

Nobody knew what was going inside his teenager mind, till Basit Dar left and disappeared. For the next 53 days, he was faced with...

Gold Hatrick

Defying conventions Shopian’s Insha Zahoor bagged three gold medals at a recently held convocation in AMU. Saima Bhat talks about her journey Insha Zahoor, 26, was...

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