Making Of Kashir Tchader (Kashmiri Blanket)

by Farzana Nisar For centuries, Kashmir has been weaving its own blankets, the Tchader in Kashmir and Chadder in Urdu. Weaving has remained basic to Kashmir's economy. The availability of wool locally, a lot of...

To Orphans With Love: A Photo Essay

In Srinagar’s J&K Yateem Khaneh near Chattbal crossing, around 350 orphans belonging to different parts of Valley are observing fast, different from others, in this month of Ramadhan. It was an emotional rendezvous of...

In Martyrs’ Memory: 82 Years After-A Photo Essay

Amid clampdown in Srinagar’s old city that abodes bodies of July 13, 1931 Martyrs, state chief minister along with other mainstream leaders arrived on the Mazar-i-Shuhdah (Martyrs' Graveyard) in wee hours of Saturday morning...

Outing in Anchar

Far from the politics and state of affairs of Srinagar, fishermen regularly date the dying Anchar Lake in city outskirts to hunt fishes in an intriguing fashion. As another day of fish hunt was underway...

In pictures: Slain cop’s funeral

The body of police man constable Tasveer Ahmad Dar who was one among the six police man killed in militant ambush at Achabal area of Islamabad district, when it reached his village. It was...

Quarry Quarrels

As J&K implements new set of rules for the first time after 54 years to regulate mining, thousands of workers struck work and brought construction sector to a grinding halt. Whatever the outcome, housing...

Picture special: Funeral of militants killed in Tral

Kashmir Life photojournalist Bilal Bahadur captures the funeral of three militants killed in an encounter in Tral on Monday.              

Where are our dear ones; APDP protests silently on the International Day of the...

Bilal Bahadur Srinagar August 30, the International Day of the Disappeared witnessed a silent protest in Srinagar. Longing to see their dear ones, Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) were in Partap Park Lalchowk to draw...

Valley’s Orphan Daughters: A Photo Essay

In Gulshani Banat Hostel in Budgam’s Chadoora area, around 100 orphan girls are enrolled for learning. Some of these daughters have lost their parents to ill-timed fate, but most lost to 'conflict' back Valley....

Tosa Maidan: A Photo Essay

It all started in 1964 when state awarded 3000 sq km stretch of Tosa Maidan meadow to Indian army on lease for conducting firing drills. In the span of 49 years, state government admitted...

Pulwama: A Day After Militant Killing

KL NEWS NETWORK SRINAGAR A day after a militant, Irshad Ahmad Ganaie, was killed in a gun battle with armed forces in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, thousands of people poured in to bid adieu one last...

‘Asalaam Asalaam’ Slogans Reverberate Dooru as Slain Sameer Laid to Rest

Mohammad Abu Bakr SOPORE The slain Sopore militant was laid to rest on Tuesday evening amid-intense pro-freedom sloganeering in his native village. Identified as Sameer Ahmad Wani, he was divisional commander of Hizbul Mujahideen. He died in an...

In Pictures: Shivratri 2020

Srinagar https://youtu.be/-EVCMk84OCs?list=PLFZT8GETzp-qjJYDQaB469PeFSPoNgEtp Kashmiri Pandits living across Kashmir celebrated Hehrath, the Shivratri festival on Friday. Unlike the rest of the mainland, the festival is strictly personal and rituals take place at home and Temples. Pandit families living...

In Pictures: Thousands offer Khawaja Digar at Naqahbandh Sahib in Downtown Srinagar

Srinagar Khawaja Digar, a special prayer, was on Wednesday offered at the Naqashbandh Sahib (RA) shrine in Downtown with thousands of devotees thronging the revered shrine for the congregational Asar Salah amid chilly weather. Braving cold...

Zahid’s Killing: State Reacts sans Jammu

Riyaz Ul Khaliq/Naseer Khora SRINAGAR/DODA Following the death of Zahid Rasool Bhat, one of the victims of Udhampur Hindu communal mob attack, state of Jammu and Kashmir observed a complete shutdown on Monday. Business establishments, schools, colleges...

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