Browsing: Faith

Detailed narratives about the diversity of religions and practices. This section has exhaustive reportage on the evolution and history of faiths and their interaction with the politics and the governance of the place.

The Orphanage Business

Kashmir orphans are a dispossessed lot. Some of them are slowly falling prey to a stressful life spent behind the…

The Shrine Contribution

A small shrine nested in Kashmir’s Pir Panchal Mountains in Shahadra Sharief funded a huge university in Rajouri’s backyard. The…

Jam them while you pray

Disparate cell phone ringing tones during prayers often irk many inside the mosques. Some mosque management bodies have discovered and…

Business Yateem Khana Bemina-Photo:Bilal Bahadur
The Ramzan Blessing

A highly stressful Kashmir society dogged by cancers and cardiac crisis is consuming tons of nutritious, anti-carcinogenic, soothing super-foods to…

Cover Story Photo: Bilal Bahadur
Clash of cultures

As caravans of pilgrims on way to Amarnath cave shrine pass through the quaint villages of Pahalgam, the quiet and…

Cover Story Myriad Tents rested in Amarnath
Serving the faith

The conduct of the Amarnath pilgrimage is a garguntaun task every year. A huge number of government employees from almost…

Faith Shab-e-Bharat
Night at the graveyard

Cemeteries across the valley witness an unprecedented rush during the whole night of Shab-e-Baraat. Bilal Handoo reports on this tradition…

Cover Story Angry mob at Khanyar
Loss and Anger

An eyewitness account of the devastating fire at Khanyar last Monday in which the shrine of Dastgeer Sahib was destroyed.…

Cover Story The burning Shrine[Photo: Bilal Bahadur]
Neglecting The Essence

Kashmir has slowly been losing its essence – influences and heritage that inform its faith and culture – to callousness…

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