Kashmir Observer Video Rewind 2020


Cometh Covid, Cometh Comrade

Kashmir's Covid Warriors: The outbreak of Covid-19 instilled such a fear in people that they even abandoned their deceased loved ones. Amid this gloomy situation a Srinagar Samaritan emerged on the scene. He came to the rescue of distressed families and helped them bury their dead. This also led to reduction of fear and stigma attached to the Covid-19. This free community service has inspired many more people to come forward and help give a dignified burial to the Covid victims.


Rajpora, A Village Now Connected To The World

Mobile phone services started in Kashmir in 2003. But it took them 17 years to reach a village in Baramulla district. The inhabitants of Rajpora village are overjoyed as their phones have started buzzing and they don’t have to travel three kilometres any more to catch the signal.


The Ugly Lakes of Paradise (Kashmir)

This documentary dives into the ’almost disappearing’ wetlands of Kashmir. We speak to people who are living around these lakes to see how its deterioration over the last few decades have changed their lives. We also find out whether the people, the state and the experts are hopeful of seeing these lakes restoring to their glory once again.


SUFI GIRLS OF KASHMIR: DEFYING THE ODDS

Watch the story of an all girls Sufi music group of Kashmir which defied the gender specifications and carved out a unique space for women in the traditional Sufiyana mousiqi of Kashmir; that has for generations been dominated by men.



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