CATEGORIES

TWENTIETH CENTURY KASHMIR

In his fourth books, Khalid Bashir Ahmad accesses rare documents to rediscover many people between Allama Iqbal and Sheikh Abdullah to various events from Roti Agitation to the making of National Conference

9 mins read
Kashmir Life
January 03 - 09, 2020

‘I HAVE RISEN FROM THE GROUND IN THESE ELECTIONS, NOBODY CAN TERM ME A PARACHUTE'

Trained lawyer and wife of former Deputy Chief Minister, Muzaffar Hussain Beigh, Safeena Beigh, who won her DDC election from Wagoora after defeating the PAGD and Apni Party candidate told Yawar Hussain

7 mins read
Kashmir Life
January 03 - 09, 2020

AMSHIPORA REDUX?

Days after the sleuths completed investigations in the July 2020 fake encounter involving the killing of three Rajouri labourers, the killing of a teenage trio in a gun battle in city outskirts, has run into controversy with their families claiming they were innocent students, reports

9 mins read
Kashmir Life
January 03 - 09, 2020

A READING ROOM

A woman in Jammu sets up a library on her property to encourage students to read and gradually it is emerging a model for societies where families lack enough of space or the situation for the students to study, reports Umar Mukhtar

3 mins read
Kashmir Life
January 03 - 09, 2020

Pandemic's Emotional Toll

In Kashmir, Covid-19 hasn’t infected and killed people alone. It has broken families or pushed them into crises that are unlikely to settle. Saima Bhat reports the emotional toll of a pandemic involving alienation of husbands from wives, in-laws from daughters-inlaw and engagements that families terminated fearing the irreversible damage by the infection will mar the lives of their wards

10+ mins read
Kashmir Life
January 03 - 09, 2020

‘GIVE US SAME RIGHTS AS MIGRANT KASHMIRI PANDITS'

Sanjay Tickoo is the leader of Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti, the group of the members of the community that didn’t migrate from Kashmir in 1990. In this interview, Tickoo tells Umar Mukhtar that the Pandits who stayed back have been ignored by the government

4 mins read
Kashmir Life
December 27 2020 - January 02 2021

DIVISION DIVIDEND

At least a dozen seats were won by BJP, independents and Apni Party because of the infighting within PAGD and its failure to take its understanding with Congress seriously, reports

6 mins read
Kashmir Life
December 27 2020 - January 02 2021

DDC'S DOZEN QUESTIONS

In Kashmir, every solution triggers new problems. While the BJP government devised a new system within the democratic set-up to address the representation issues being talked about loudly, there were new questions that the exercise raised. Yawar Hussain picks some questions from Srinagar streets and attempts an answer

10+ mins read
Kashmir Life
December 27 2020 - January 02 2021

CAST IN STONE

A mosque constructed by the most celebrated Mughal Queen, Nur Jahan, in the heart of Srinagar fought a lot of negative narratives to survive as unique piece of Mughal architecture and a praying space for the faithful

7 mins read
Kashmir Life
December 27 2020 - January 02 2021

OBAMA ON INDIA

The former US President Barack Obama’s book ‘A Promised Land’ has made a special mention of his first India tour and in between he had made a series of observations about the leadership and the politics of a nation that owes a lot to the struggle of Mahatma Gandhi

9 mins read
Kashmir Life
December 20-26,2020

ORCHARD MASSACRES

The Forest Department issued notices to all the ‘encroachers’ everywhere. But a patch on Budgam-Pulwama border was the only place across Jammu and Kashmir where orchard axing took place. With the mass felling, Umar Mukhtar reports the residents have lost hope of a possible dignified future

5 mins read
Kashmir Life
December 20-26,2020

LOCKDOWN RAPES

Eighty incidents of sexual assault were reported from across Jammu and Kashmir in the first two months of Covid-19 lockdown reports Samreena Nazir

5 mins read
Kashmir Life
December 20-26,2020

LOSING THE HEART

The sudden death of reporter Mudasir Ali has not only spotlighted the stresses and insecurities in media but opened up the issues of heart and soul for a wider debate yet again. Saima Bhat reports the increase in the incidence of sudden deaths, mostly the cardiac arrest, and how experts see the phenomenon

10+ mins read
Kashmir Life
December 20-26,2020

AN ARTIST'S RISE

Secretly painting for years, Saba Gul met an artist who broke the news of her hobby to her parents only after her creativity had been recognised. She is now a full-time artist

4 mins read
Kashmir Life
December 20-26,2020

State Of Health

The National Family Health Survey-5 that was released last week offers a clear improvement in the overall health of women and the child and exposes the propaganda and myths that the women in Kashmir are disempowered

5 mins read
Kashmir Life
December 20-26,2020

WOMEN IN POWER

The ongoing District Development Council (DDC) election is adding more than 100 new females to the power set-up in Jammu and Kashmir. Right now when some are reluctant participants, there is a huge number that is excited over the empowerment, reports Saima Bhat

10+ mins read
Kashmir Life
December 13-19, 2020

UNENDING FAULT LINES

The desperation to retain the turf created a situation that PAGD candidates at various places are contesting against the parties that make the alliance. It is obvious that the Kashmir leaderships’ handshake has not been accepted on the ground. Yawar Hussain explains the spectacle in wake of historic realties

7 mins read
Kashmir Life
December 13-19, 2020

THE LOCKDOWN FASHION

Months ahead of getting her degree certificate, an engineer decided to choose a different career path. She flew to London and studied fashion and back home she set up a school that struggled hard to stand up and then came lockdown. Saba Gul details the entrepreneur’s struggle

4 mins read
Kashmir Life
December 13-19, 2020

JAIL LAWYER

Arrested while in the first year of graduation way back in 2013, a young man has cleared his graduation, acquired a law degree and is pursuing masters in political science, reports Umar Mukhtar

4 mins read
Kashmir Life
December 13-19, 2020

A CONSEQUENTIAL KIDNAPPING

There are various versions to the kidnapping of Rubaiya Sayeed, the medico daughter of the then Home Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, in 1989. On its 31st anniversary, this is the first-hand account of Ved Marwah, the then Director-General of National Security Guards (NSG) who eventually became the advisor of Governor Jagmohan

10+ mins read
Kashmir Life
December 13-19, 2020

‘ROSHNI ACT HAS NOT BENEFITED JAMMU MUSLIMS'

JAMMU MUSLIMS’ Gujjar activist Talib Hussain who went to jail for his activism in Kathua is finally contesting the DDC election from Kokernag in South Kashmir. In an interview, Hussain tells Umar Mukhtar that the government is evicting nomads from their natural habitats by design and with ulterior motives

5 mins read
Kashmir Life
December 05, 2020

TURF WARS ELECTIONS

The first post-5/8 election for the newly created developmental bodies across Jammu and Kashmir has neither prevented established politicians from jumping into the micro-constituencies nor stopped the families from keeping the show going on. Yawar Hussain reports the rise of sons and daughters who are taking the development bandwagon to defend home turf

10+ mins read
Kashmir Life
December 05, 2020

CANCER'S OVID-19 VERLAP

OVERLAP Covid-19 scare jammed life and people started avoiding hospitals. What happened to cancer patients? Saima Bhat visited Kashmir’s major cancer treatment facilities to get an answer

10 mins read
Kashmir Life
December 05, 2020

RISING VOICES

Waqar Khan and Ishfaq Kawa’s songs on Youtube have fetched them millions of views. Their emergence in Kashmir’s cultural space was partly outcome of the massive restrictions that limited people to their homes for more than a year now, reports Syed Samreen

4 mins read
Kashmir Life
December 05, 2020

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 strength of the society that is desperately trying to manage normal growth and upbringing of its next generation in an abnormal situation, reports Shakir Ashraf

9 mins read
Kashmir Life
December 05, 2020

KASHMIR CULTURAL CENTRE

Kashmir’s idea of creating a cultural Centre is a sad tale of missed opportunities spread over almost half a century, writes M Saleem Beg

10+ mins read
Kashmir Life
November 21, 2020

THE OTHER SHEIKH ABDULLAH

In Kashmir, the prestigious Aligarh Muslim University is liked to two towering personalities, both named Sheikh Abdullah. While one, almost every Kashmiri is aware of, the other Sheikh Abdullah is hardly known despite his immense contribution to the Muslim women of India, reports Saima Bhat

10+ mins read
Kashmir Life
November 28, 2020

MUDASIR ALI

[October 1983 - November 2020]

5 mins read
Kashmir Life
November 28, 2020

LAW OF THE JUNGLE

Demolition of numerous “illegal” seasonal hutments of the nomadic tribes across Kashmir and Jammu by the authorities has triggered an outcry in Kashmir and a call for the implementation of Central Forest Rights Act that acknowledges the symbiotic relationship between Gujjars and the jungle, reports Umar Mukhtar

10+ mins read
Kashmir Life
November 28, 2020

THE GUPKAR GAMBLE?

More important than the Gupkar group’s performance in the DDC polls will be what the alliance will do with its potential victories, asks Riyaz Wani

8 mins read
Kashmir Life
November 21, 2020

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