Ghulam Nabi Shaida (1947 – 2021)

In the death of Ghulam Nabi Shaida, editor of Wadi ki Awaz, Kashmir has lost an upright editor who suffered for calling a spade, a spade, reports Khalid Bashir Gura When the veteran journalist YousufJameel broke...

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 of, the other Sheikh Abdullah is hardly known despite his...

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 his professional life and an active career spanning over 30...
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 Gandhi gave a detailed statement in the Lok Sabha. The...
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 fame in Kashmir in the summer of 1972. Till then,...

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...

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 story as he had qualified for the much coveted Indian...

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 home, he was caught in partition, massacres but had a...

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 Atal Behari Vajpayee, the hard Sanghi who was soft towards...

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 who remember the struggle and then credit the helpers once...

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 the forests of India and Pakistan but has now started...

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 Kashmir is the only romancing place. But why is Kashmir...

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 30. Saima Bhat offers details of a long interview with...

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 managing her family and pursuing a career. Umar Khurshid tells...

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 twin parallel chases – one by the police and the...

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