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Away from Kashmir

They grew up in the valley, they work in Delhi. They left Kashmir but Kashmir stayed with them. Majid Maqbool…

Death of a town

The once serene old towns of Kashmir have lost their charm, thanks to the apathy of successive governments. Hamidullah Dar…

Banyaari: A cut off world

Profiling a village that finds connectivity with the rest of the world only through a boat, Haroon Mirani reports the…


Srinagar district, after the creation of new districts that carved district Ganderbal in its vicinity, comprises of only two tehsils – Srinagar North and Srinagar South, divided by river Jhelum. Srinagar North is the portion falling on the right side of river Jehlum while Srinagar South comprises of the area falling on the left side of the river.
It is said that emperor Ashoka laid the foundation of his capital of the region near the present Srinagar city and named it ‘Srinagari’. Various rulers from time to time changed their capitals from place to place in the neighborhood and gave their own names to the city. In 1223 A D, famous ruler Sadru-din-Rinchan Shah named the city as Rinchanpora. Ultimately, the original name Srinagar was restored and it continues to be called by that name ever since.

A Forgotten Kashmir

By Zamir Ahmad Last week after the separatists called for a 50-hour strike, I imagined the deserted streets, the patrolling…


In 1830 A D, Budgam was a tehsil known as “Tehsil-e-Sri Partap Singh Pora” and formed part of Wazarat-e-Shumali in…


Located in the south and south-west extremity of Kashmir valley, Shopian lies in close proximity of Pir Panjal mountain range.…

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