Whither Zainageer

One of the major belts that Budshah made famous was the Zainageer in Sopore outskirts. He had built a palace and set up a vast canal to help people produce more food. More than...

Tasteless Anchar

Once famous for its fish, Nadru, and vegetable gardens, Anchar Lake struggles to survive encroachment, waste dump, and official neglect. Syed Asma reports Son of a fisherman Ashraq Kundroo, 29, has lived almost his entire...

Hydaspes’ Battle

From Sangam in south Kashmir to Asham in north, Jhelum’s serpentine course is literally battling for its space. The river that once witnessed an epic Battle of Hydaspes on its banks is now in...

Water Woes

In Gade Khud village, just 17 kilometers from Srinagar city everything comes to standstill when a government installed community tap comes to life. Official apathy has turned this picturesque village into Kashmir’s Thar, Riyaz...

The Dull Affair

Over the years, all attempts to conserve Dal Lake have turned out to be half hearted efforts. Despite official claims that modern day lake management tools are in practice, the extent of onslaught encountered...

Dumped Waters!

The splendid beauty of Brari Nambal lagoon once fascinated the King of Kashmir, Budshah, but gross neglect over the years has now reduced it into a ‘miserable’ cesspool. Bilal Handoo finds out that there...
The Villagers take out the nuts which are then supplied to the other towns

A Chestnut Story

Come November and a group of villagers in Bandipora row their boats into Wular Lake to extract water chestnuts which are then supplied to markets in and outside the state, Bilal Handoo reports. Located barely...
Sonir Pakhur Nag in Malakhnag area of Islamabad

Gone Dry

Fresh water springs, fed by the glacial melt, have sustained Kashmir for ages. But we have fast losing these life giving precious water bodies to collective callousness. Suhail A Shah takes a look at some...

THEIN: A Dam Watered Down

As the Indus Water Treaty gave storage rights over three rivers to Pakistan, J&K could have somehow benefited from Ravi. But an agreement that lured the state into partnering with Punjab over Thein Dam, doomed...

The Resource

The Indus Water Treaty has given Islamabad rights over three J&K rivers – Chenab, Indus and Jhelum with an average flow of 135 million acre feet (MAF) in lieu of 33 MAF flow in...

Drinking To Death?

For the Awantipora people, water is no better than poison. Saima Bhat reports on a town whose only source of water leads to disease. Adil (name changed), 22, had a fever for two weeks and...

Sangloo And Disease

Sangloo has been so abused and polluted by locals living along its banks in Shopian that the river stands transformed from a source of life to a reason for spreading disease. Javaid Naikoo reports. Sangloo,...

Policing the rivers

With the increase in incidences of drowning in Kashmir, the small team of rescue and recovery River Police is ill-equipped and lacks manpower to deal with the situation. Shafath Hussain reports.Whether it was sheer...

A Lift To Agriculture Economy

They had to wait 28 years for a small lift irrigation scheme to complete, meanwhile people living in the 18 Tral villages suffered losses in agriculture. Syed Asma reports The villagers around Rajpora thought that...

Drought storm

In Pakistan IFTIKHAR GILANI finds why water issue is upping the ante against India along with the longstanding Kashmir issue. On my way back to hotel from Punjab University Lahore, taxi driver Deen Mohammad turned...

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