Forced Migration?

Umar Mukhtar in Jammu found that tens of thousands of Kashmiris had already migrated in anticipation of the yearly durbar move On September 24, maneuvering the hairpin bends on the bumpy Srinagar Jammu national highway,...

Xenophobic Outbreak

Faizan Ahmad, a student, passionate about journalism, writes his first-hand account about what happened and how it escalated and then good men in Dehradun rescued them to safety “Aap Usmaan ke ghar mein rehthe ho,...

Uttarakhand’s Uri Tragedy

Eight labourers were killed when a landslide buried a group of workers implementing an extension of prestigious Char Dham project in Uttarakhand. Faheem Mir took two days trekking to meet the grieving families and...

Unmaking Srinagar

Almost half a century after creating a full-fledged development authority to help Srinagar become a modern city, Kashmir’s capital is struggling to survive even without basics, reports Muhammad Raafi Srinagar, the city of Kashmir, has...

Zainatilak, The Missing Town

Budshah built massive infrastructure in his half a century rule. Barring a few canals, nothing exists. But almost everything he built, names are still the same. However, there is only one exception, reports Heena...

Food on the Go

Not everybody can afford glitzy restaurants and fast food joints that now dot Srinagar city. There are thousands who still throng city’s famous Food Street that has survived both competition and change. Zafar Aafaq...

Thailand: Sea, Sand and Sunshine

By: Shams Irfan As the airbus began to descend towards Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport, a mélange of hues: green, neon, grey, blue and red, started to illuminate outside my window. The first look of Bangkok city, still...

Pulwama Periscope

Before the 50-hour long EDI siege would cost the security grid dearly, Pulwama was jumping to retain its No 1 rank among Kashmir’s districts. A major producer and a manufacturer, the district has won many...

Neglected Discoveries

What lies beneath is the question that has baffled archeologists for long. Perhaps the answer lies in discoveries made on and off. But an uninterested government, and resource deficit department is only erasing the...

Highway Hangover

The existence of Baglihar Power Project consumed its namesake village forever not before giving name, fame and prosperity to Chanderkote. Fifteen years after the ‘change’ swept over, Bilal Handoo visits the area to report...

My Kashmir Connection

The events of 1947 forced a Pakistani family to abandon their summer holiday house in Gulmarg. Now a garrison, the house still evokes memories of a golden era for Omer Tarin A famous writer once...

Advancing Apples

The Mughal route town of Shopian is a booming economic centre. Producer of the best apples from the region, its business got impetus after a series of financial interventions five years ago. Smallest in...

Tel Aviv Outhouse

Away from the Srinagar’s politics a small tourist spot in Pahalgham is heaven for Israeli tourists. They spend their days watching ‘birds’. Suhail A Shah on his visit to Aru meets a few of...

Lotus: Yet to Bloom

Indu Dhungana On April 6, 2014, I landed at the Srinagar airport in my first visit to the fabled ‘paradise on earth’ called Kashmir. The weather seemed hostile. On my first step on Kashmir soil,...

Festive Longings

With the dawn of May 26 each year, Kashmiri Pandits massively date Kashmir by turning up for annual Kheerbhavani Mela. Of late as the day has become an occasion of reliving past without actually...

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