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.

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…

Faith
The Exception

Shrines in Kashmir are regarded by many as places of worship, of hope and promise. But in most of these…

Conflict
LIFE OF A MASSACRE

A massacre can perpetuate trauma in memory. The scars of Chittisinghpora will never vanish, but 12 years after 35 Sikhs…

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When Believing ‘Heals’

Despite great advances in medicine, something has remained unchanged. The tradition of faith healing has survived in Kashmir. Shams Irfan caught…

Faith
Cheated by kin

Women, as a group in Muslim majority Kashmir are the poorest section of society with little land holdings or property…

Faith
Faith Accompli

Christian missionary activity in Kashmir has come under a scanner after conversion of some vulnerable individuals. The extremely skewed sex…

Conflict
Pounds, Dollars, and Dinars

A large destitute population notwithstanding, J&K receives only a fraction of the foreign contributions coming into India every year. Kashmir…

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Wealth of Faith

Religious endowments and various Trusts managing them for the people of different faiths often function as autocratic systems. But as…

Culture
Languages Of Faith

Languages can be windows into cultures as well as tools of influencing belief and behaviour. Shazia Yousuf takes a look…

Conflict
The Grace of Charity

Orphans and destitute widows pose a huge moral challenge to the people in Kashmir. The society has responded through personal…

Business
Business And Blessings

Some businesses go into a month-long hibernation during Ramadan but the fasting month also means brisk business in some food…

Faith
Moses in Butho village?

A myth brought hundreds of devotees from across continents to a remote Bandipore village looking for the grave of Moses.…

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