Society

Richest repository of the trends, practices, numbers and the way of life of people inhabiting Jammu and Kashmir

Targeted Killings

Sections within non-local staffers and migrant Pandits serving Kashmir have left the Valley in wake of a series of targeted killings. The government says it will improve the security situation, create more safe zones...

J&K: The NHFS5 Results

The National Family Health Survey-5 (NFHS5) based on the interviews of 3087 men and 23037 women from 18318 households offers key statistics about major trends in women's health and family. Changes in comparison to...

New Motherhood

Kashmir is witnessing almost half of the new births having a surgical intervention, a new trend that defies logic and tradition besides exhibiting complete intolerance to the idea of pain in the new generation....

Daughters First

Reports of women abuse in the family set-up indicate a crisis that the Kashmir society may have to tackle up-front. It will start a reversal from the day when daughter and daughter-in-law do not...

Pandit Protests

The killing of Rahul Bhatt triggered unending protests by Kashmiri Pandits who are serving the government across the Valley under a special package. Khalid Bashir Gura met the community members to understand their concerns,...

The Eid Expenditure

Separated by around 70 days, the two Eid’s are ordained to be happy days in the Muslim lunar calendar. Happiness apart, the occasions are capital intensive and push more money into the market. Eid...

A Pet Market

In tense Kashmir’s new melancholy, pet raring has emerged as a new therapy and it has started triggering a niche business in an otherwise hugely stressed market, reports Shakir Ashraf Every evening when Furqaan Ahmed,...

For Eternal Sleep

As the network of low and high power transmission lines increased over the years, people cannot live under them. These parcels of land, however, are the new addresses of Kashmir graveyards, especially in the...

A Ticking Bomb

Not every sudden death could be attributed to heart failure as drug overdose deaths are taking place silently and at an alarming pace. Khalid Bashir Gura spent days with addicts being treated by doctors...

Acidic Lives

Gruesome acid attacks take away victims' identity, pushes them to merely survive in shadows and bar them from interacting even with their own family. Invariably blinded in the attack, they remain dependent throughout their...

Love At First Click

The virtual media has gone so real that now youngsters make their choices about their life partners on no-cost social media platforms. The trend has literally erased the distances and the cultural issues. Raashid...

Inside Orphanages

As a sting operation involving Covid19 orphans shocked Kashmir society and the government, Minhaj Masoodi visited orphanages only to find that all the pandemic orphans are home and no orphanage in Kashmir has ever...

Violating Childhood

No Covid19 orphan is displaced in Kashmir or Jammu but the last fortnight’s sting operation did revive the nightmares about some of the worst incidents of abuse to the destitute children in Jammu and...

A Highway Station

Shortly before the non-native workforce became news following a chain of attacks, Aaqib Hyder spent some time in Wanpoh and interacted with nativse and their guest workers Before the sun starts to set on Wanpoh,...

Kashmir Breakfast

In spite of being at the wrong level of social stratification, Kashmir’s traditional baking has always remained a roaring business. Sarmad Dev visits a village, deep north that owes its prosperity to the sleeplessness...

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