Kashmir Life (Test Page)

Drastic Drive?

The high-pitch campaign to enforce lockdown is making society’s vulnerable sections to pay for attempts to earn livelihoods for their desperate families, reports Minhaj Masoodi Two days ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, Faizan (name changed), 25, along with his colleague was travelling towards their office…

Drastic Drive?

The high-pitch campaign to enforce lockdown is making society’s vulnerable sections to pay for attempts to earn livelihoods for their…

Yatra. Really?

Amarnath pilgrimage could undo the painstaking efforts to control the virus in Kashmir, writes Riyaz Wani With the annual Amarnath…

Special Report

Coexisting With Contagion

In the last more than a year, the people picked enough knowledge about the virulent and vile virus that it…

History

The Security Tool

Rakesh Pandita’s killing has prompted police to bar the movement of the politicians and the protected persons without security clearance.…

Government Initiatives

Combating Covid19 Lt Governor Manoj Sinha inaugurated the Defence Research and Development Organisation’s (DRDO) 500-bedded Covid Hospital at Khonmoh, Srinagar.…

Infrastructure

A Carriage Chronicle

The early twentieth century, horse-driven Tonga became the main public transport for Kashmir. Then the horses would come from Kabul…

Life Story

Chenab’s Ababeel

Saifullah Bashir meets the group leader that oversees the Chenab region like a bird and tries everything to mitigate the…

Pandemic And Pandits

The ongoing pandemic hit the migrant Kashmiri Pandit community in Jammu, UP and Delhi so harshly that many think Covid19…

Culture

Faith, Fast and Feast

What is the role of food in the month of fasting? Haseeb A Drabu professes that its epicurean aspects are…

Briefing

Briefing June 20 – June 26, 2021

JAMMU As the old institutions are being revived, Kashmir is gradually losing its voice. In the 3-member sub-committee that will…

Sports
Diplomacy

Secret Dialogue?

It would be interesting to see how the back-channel engagement between India and Pakistan evolves in the weeks and months…

Media

Two Videos, Two Stories

For the last many years, social media is triggering decision-making within the government and society. Last week demonstrated it yet…

Discourse

Yatra. Really?

Amarnath pilgrimage could undo the painstaking efforts to control the virus in Kashmir, writes Riyaz Wani With the annual Amarnath…

Books
The Kafan Cupboard

The Rumours of Spring: A Girlhood in Kashmir that Harper Collins published last month is a stirring account of a…

Films

Mission Kashmir

Last week when the film Mission Kashmir’s cast celebrated 20 years of the ‘landmark’ film, a federal investigator raided the…

Handicrafts

Zaldagar 1865

Kashmir’s first labour unrest, more than 150 years ago, was the outcome of the accumulation of immense exploitation that Kashmir’s…

Security

Understanding Ceasefire

Not a single shot was fired anywhere on the LoC after the two armies implemented the ceasefire on February 26…

Justice

Zoom Courts

Forced to go virtual, the courts in Kashmir found the going tough during the lock-down in 2020, reports Saima Bhat In…

Banking

SARFAESI Sales

Properties acquired by wilfully bank defaulters were always auctioned through protracted judicial processes, a system that SARFAESI law simplified. As…

History
Tourism

The Tulip Hands

As thousands of people enjoy the colourful Tulips bloom in millions amid high-cost celebrations, the din prevents garden managers from…

Politics
Agriculture

Bitter Harvest

The political turmoil of the past eighteen months has hit Kashmir’s apple industry hard.  The entry of the NAFED and…

Business

Virtual Trade

With the Covid-19 pandemic dictating a new regime, most of the activities of life are getting into virtual mode. Owing…

VIDEOS