Levelling The Playing Field

An increasing number of tournaments being held across Kashmir, mostly by the youth by raising donations from their pocket money, is offering the new generation more opportunities to play, improve, grow and understand, reports...

Amazing Playgrounds

In the absence of the sports facilities, youth in far-flung villages and places lacking influence including in Srinagar is building their own sports grounds. The stories of these wonderful pieces of infrastructure indicate the...

Khelo India In The Time Of Corona

Umar Mukhtar In times of Coronovirus when England Cricket Board (ECB) has decided that its players would not shake hands with the Sri Lankan players in the upcoming tournament, the administration in Kashmir is set...

Kashmir’s Real Football

For getting to the top, the RKFC will have to ensure it wins all the eight upcoming games, six of which will be played in Srinagar, reports Shakir Ashraf Barely two years after the inception,...

Playing On Ice

Breaking The Ice For the third time in history, Jammu and Kashmir team reached a knockout stage. Will they pass this psychological barrier, asks Umar Mukhtar Six years after the Jammu and Kashmir cricket team has...

‘We Want Willow Cleft Smuggling To Be Strictly Curbed’

Ghulam Qadir Bhat, the leader of Kashmir’s bat manufacturers tells Waseem Dar KASHMIR LIFE (KL): What is the state and status of bat industry in Kashmir right now? GHULAM QADIR BHAT (GQB): It is satisfactory for...

If Wishes Were Horses

Umar Mukhtar on the flip side of diplomacy between India and Pakistan involving sports Kabbadi, mankind’s oldest game, has emerged as the new dungal between India and Pakistan. With New Delhi and Islamabad not looking...
Parvez Rasool (KL Image by Bilal Bahadur)

‘Lobbyism in JCKA has restricted the flow of young talent in J&K’

Kashmir’s cricket star Parvez Rasool inspired an entire generation of youngsters to dream big. But lack of infrastructure and infighting in Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) is a major hindrance in realizing these dreams. He...
An aerial view of Royal Golf Course, Srinagar.

Golf Monopoly Ends

Over the years, Jammu and Kashmir has invested huge money in a network of golf, a luxury sport, but the number of players is yet to cross a 1000 mark In a landmark decision, Jammu...
Nisar Ahmad Mir Wushu Inspector A handicraft artisan’s son fought odds to become the only male in his modest family to study and become Kashmir’s only Wushu coach and judge, reports Saima Bhat

Wushu Inspector

A handicraft artisan’s son fought odds to become the only male in his modest family to study and become Kashmir’s only Wushu coach and judge, reports Saima Bhat From his childhood days, Nisar Ahmad Mir,...

Virtual Battles

As thousands of youngsters fight virtually on a noisy online platform, the PUBG has emerged a new crisis for parents. Even the health officials say it is gradually getting into an unmanageable challenge, reports...

Building On The Ball

In the I-League’s first season, the 2-year old Real Kashmir has won and lost a match each and the third ended in a draw. The competition has contributed some activity to the ground, brand...

Batting Blindly

When he closed his eyes forever in the lap of his mother, barely six months after his birth, Irfan was brought up in a universe completely dark. He fought his disability and got the...

Confidant Cricketer

Playing with his toy-cars on a log of wood that was being cut to pieces by his father’s band-saw mill, Yaqoob lost his left arm. Many years later, he gave up studies but not...

Budgam Boy

An eight year old boy who spent 18 months in rigorous training in Gujarat has many medals and more aspirations to be No 1 in his sports, reports Umar Khurshid Kashmir is witnessing a growing...