With J&K administration once again extending closure of educational institutes till further orders, a recent parent-teacher highlighted the concerns of Kashmir students craving for campus life while grappling with “monotonous” online classes proving to be a “marvelous” learning experience elsewhere.
While filing the story, I came across a Kashmiri sentence, Dil Chu Aamut Phatnas which means, “My heart is tearing apart in suffocation”. Nothing else has ever managed to pierce through my heart as unforgivingly as this phrase.
Amid pandemic, smugglers and timber mafia seem to have a field day in Kashmir forests. Even as the plundered sights constantly fare online, the officials are maintaining a poised position on the critical matter.
Amid barrage of daily videos depicting various aspects of the valley, Kashmir Observer has curated a list of five documentaries for you to understand different hues of life in the region
At a time when concern in some quarters remains that Kashmiri students aren’t breaking into the ranks of UPSC exams anymore, many aspirants who want to break the jinx are facing practical hitches and communication curbs back home
Dented with dogged discord and craving for life-support for decades now, Kashmir’s six-century-old Pashmina industry supporting around seven lakh people is now facing existential threat amid the Sino-India standoff at LAC
Native Kashmiri transformer unit-holders are getting anxious about their mode of sustenance in a lockdown-ridden valley where they’re now losing their business bids to those who sell it cheap and with convenience
Recounting their tormenting time as COVID captives, some survivors say they kept praying for their negative status in the haunting hospital wards. Swinging between life and death, most of them consoled themselves by recalling good times in the indifferent isolation wards
Post-2010 Kashmir saw many youngsters making guitars fashionable to sing tunes as tribute to their homeland. Today, many of them have come of age while striking the musical notes with their niche audience
At a time when students elsewhere are making the best use of the internet amid pandemic lockdown, Kashmiri students continue to grapple with poor connection and pestering online classes