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...

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 confident that she will top in her department, but once...

Teaching Talent

His unconventional method of teaching helped him transform a government school in a way that two shifts were needed to manage the rush. It also earned him a Fulbright Fellowship in US. Jibran Nazir...

Saving Namda

An 18-year-old girl’s invention helped save the centuries old art of Namda making. A sports and science fiction buff, she already has her kitty full with offers from top world universities. Heena Muzzafar tells...

It’s Magic

Next time you see somebody trying to read your mind on a street in Srinagar, don’t be alarmed. He could be Kashmir’s illusionist Raja Aadam. An illusionist, he has many tricks up his sleeves,...

Defiant Doyen

The breakdown that followed Burhan’s killing pushed Kashmir back to protracted protests. Remote-controlling an unprecedented disobedience movement, the man known for his defiance had apparently an uneasy task at hand. Fifteen weeks after, with...

Being Burhan

In the new age Kashmir, even rebellion needs icons. But the rise of Tral’s sober son in the virtual world was meteoric, surprising and game-changing. As angry Kashmir is seething, Bilal Handoo explains the phenomenon...

Penman’s Peregrination

Life takes a full circle, quite literally. Syed Asma talks to noted Urdu and Kashmiri essayist Prof Mohammed Zaman Azurdah to piece together dots of his life through partition, poverty and painful memories In April...

The Gilgit Rebel

From Gilgit to Kupwara, Srinagar to Jammu and eventually from Muzaffarabad to London, Amanullah Khan Astori lived an eventful life to preach third-option for Kashmir. Pretty controversial for most of his life, Khan once...

Over to Professor

After he was barred from teaching in 1986, the disgruntled Prof Abdul Gani Bhat began lecturing on politics in a series of covert residential meetings which eventually led to the creation of MUF. Twenty-nine...

Crisis Manager!

He literally kept Jama’at-e-Islami alive after its entire leadership was jailed post-1987 state assembly results. Mohammad Raafi talks to Mohammad Ashraf Khan to know his side of Jama’at story (Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai) In November 1986 Mohammad...

Master of All

He is a plumber, hairdresser, painter, professional cook, mehandi artist, sports man and a carpenter. Meet Bilal Ahmad Ganaie, who multi-tasks to help his family of seven to get out of penury. Saima Rashid...

Devil’s Advocate

As a proud Dogra from Jammu’s backward village, Bhim Singh rose to become a prominent political, legal personality of J&K and managed to set hundreds of jail birds free. But the man who took...

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