The Transformer

He always dreamed of having his own independent business. Today, Nisar Baba’s manufacturing unit has developed into an award-winning company with uncompromising quality. Shams...

Tsunami Software

A major disaster prompted a Kashmiri entrepreneur to involve himself in developing a unique software, one that aims to improve tsunami detection and management....

The Dead Meeting The Disappeared

For the families of the disappeared there can be nothing more cruel and inhuman than to be waiting for the missing one. Sameer Yasir...

Making A Mark Online

Kashmiris are going online to express and establish themselves. Syed Asma surveys some Kashmiri websites that emerged in 2011. Amidst the bans and restrictions on...

Community First

Baramulla’s unique charitable organization has made a name for itself. Inam Ul Haq reports on the men behind the mission. On a chilly afternoon...

Fiddling With Faith

An unregistered tour operator duping a large number of Haj aspirants should force the government to monitor the sector and liberalize systems. Actors in...

Virtual Success

“Hooglu doesn’t mean anything. It just struck my mind,” says Zaid. A word without meaning that’s now become a business without boundaries. Tasavur  Mushtaq...

Etches in our palms

Arshid MalikThis is a hypothetical analysis of actual events and does not necessarily presuppose its own rightness. The year 2011 is receding fast into...

Achievements

They are focused and determined, and are now being recognized for their efforts. Saima Bhat highlights some of the many Kashmiris who have achieved...

Re-energizing Energy Sector

For years people knew Shakeel Qalander as an entrepreneur. This year, his hunt to understand the basics of J&K government’s relationship with NHPC brought...

Tourism And Pilgrimage

A surface calm this year was complimented by a ‘record number’ of tourists into Kashmir, lifting the economy hit by three consecutive summers of...

A New Flock

There has been high enthusiasm among the youth to appear in the civil services qualifiers both at the state and all-India levels. Traditionally, Kashmir...

Power Reforms

Hydro power generation policy may see a positive shift soon, but some actors say the overall direction may end up being discriminatory against the...

Banking on Kashmir

The government decision to make RBI its debt banker in place of J&K Bank may have proved a blessing in disguise for the later. They...

Fiscal reforms

People of J&K paid up more in income tax that as electricity tariff but the exchequer receives much less that the stat’s needs. While...

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