Kashmir to Kanyakumari

ABDUL WAJID It was late February in wintry Kashmir. The mercury was dipping down to subzero and the cold was harsh enough to arrest me in my warm cosy place. Everything around was catching the...

BUDGAM

In 1830 A D, Budgam was a tehsil known as “Tehsil-e-Sri Partap Singh Pora” and formed part of Wazarat-e-Shumali in District Baramulla. It later became part of District Srinagar. The State Government in the...

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...

Srinagar

M Y SiddiquiSwift action, spontaneous response and quick help thy name is the people of the Kashmir Valley. When it comes to the crunch, the Kashmiris, who are full of warmth, love, affection, courtesy...

Mochu: Living Memories

What happened in Kashmir during 90s has left lasting scar on peoples' lives. The events happened so quickly that most of suffering remained unrecorded. Nayeem Rather profiles one such sleepy hamlet where painful past...

Kulgam

Carved out of Islamabad, Kulgam is one among the eight newly created districts of Jammu and Kashmir. Earlier a tehsil, Kulgam has the districts Islamabad and Pulwama in its contiguity on its eastern and northern sides respectively. The districts of Udhampur and Rajouri fall on its south and south-west, though separated by majestic mountainous range of Pir Panjal, acting as a massive topographical barrier but rich in vegetation and forests with extensive pastures on its lower slopes.

London

Amina RawatPrior to the election of the current coalition government of the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, the leader of the latter political party, promised to scrap university tuition fees. Just seven...

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...

Mysteries of Hathiwara

Situated on the banks of Jehlum river, the villagers of a small hamlet in south Kashmir have grown up making odd discoveries of ancient objects which haven’t attracted anyone’s curiosity. Shams Irfan visits the...

Dedicated Workforce Makes A Great Society

by Ashiq Masood While visiting my daughter admitted in the children’s ward of Niseiki Biyon Tokyo, (Red Cross Hospital Tokyo) I met Oya San, a male nurse who had worked in Kashmir as a volunteer...

Willow Village

Shalabugh village in central Kashmir has pioneered the craft of weaving the famous willow baskets. Due to a lack of proper marketing and distribution, the village craftsmen approach intermediaries to sell their products, BILAL...

LONDON

AMINA RAWATPope Benedict XVI, the head of the Catholic Church and Sovereign of the Vatican City State, made a 4 day State Visit to the predominantly protestant United Kingdom. Months prior to his arrival...

Islamabad

by Syed Shujaat Bukhari For a moment I thought we have landed in different city as the “new look” of Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan belied my memories of previous visits. Fear and panic...

Seoul

Dr Upendra KaulFor an interventional Cardiologist like me, Seoul-the capital city of South Korea is a Mecca. A number of surgical procedures have been developed here, including one by Dr S J Park who...

Unreported  Alleys

Almost six months after floods hit valley, Mandir Bagh in the heart of the city continues to be a haunting place with flood-torn houses and structures. Durdana Bhat picks some untold stories from these...

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