In Ravaged Kathmandu

Among thousands of volunteers busy helping Nepal come back to rails after the devastating earthquake, there  are  a few from Kashmir too. Engineer Abdul Wajid, who is still in Kathmandu, uses cellphone for sharing...

Nourooz in Persia

By: Syed Iliyas Ali Rizvi With the rebirth of nature, indeed across the world, Nourooz is celebrated with rich cultural traditions. With distinct variation across different countries, Nourooz is a time to come together and...

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...

Khadermoh: A Forgettable Village

With a history of floods dating back to half a century villagers in Khadermoh hoped that water will not get beyond their plinth levels. But they were wrong like many others who miscalculated the...

Habba Kadal: In Focus

With around 16 thousand registered migrant voters, Habba Kadal is on BJP’s radar for its Mission 44+ campaign. But with more than one strong contender in the fray it is an open contest. Syed...

Kandizal: A Vicious Web

The official blame game after recent floods has once again brought this godforsaken village called Kandizal into focus. But is Kandizal really worth all the blame, Safwat Zargar finds out    No people know floods...

Qazigund: A Village Lost

With more than 20 kanals of agriculture land per household Qazigund village in Pulwama district was proud to be self-sufficient till floods washed away everything including their houses, food-stocks, poultry farms and life’s savings....

Oh, Lal Chowk!

As Jhelum retreated to its banks after creating a reign of terror in the valley, the city centre Lal Chowk looks faded and filthy. With the stinky ambience, piled up debris and remorseful faces,...

Un Fort-e-fied

Sitting atop Koh-i-Maran hill a 200 year old military fort is witness to Kashmir’s changing political fortunes. Safwat Zargar takes a walk around the fort after it was thrown open for public after 24...

Spiced Coffee

It is often hard to defy set notions and follow your heart. Mahroosh Banday shares her journey from Kashmir to Stephens in New Delhi  Going into flashback, being the 7th topper of state in the...

Living Away

Studying in New Delhi is just a means to learn new skills for youngster Qazi Zaid. What matters is how you come back and apply those skills for your people It should start as most...

Silvery Landscape

R S Gull As the sun shines over the mountains, it seems as if it has lit up the soil and the stones. For the moment, the rocks and the soil seem  painted silver. It...

Gateway to Hindustan

Umer Beigh “For a worm hidden under a rock, the sky is the bottom of the rock.” –Sheikh Ahmad Sirhindi Kashmir’s connection with Sirhind, a small town in Punjab’s Fatehgarh district that once served as Frontier...

Exploring Punjab

By: Shams Irfan A friend of mine who has lived most of his life outside Kashmir and currently resides in Germany would often say that best journeys are those which bring you home. I agree....

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...

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