Rakshanda Afrin

Beacon of Education Reemerges In Gritty Grades of Kashmiri Girls

The legendary educationist of Kashmir whose door-to-door campaigning inspired generations of Kashmiri girls resurfaced in their recent academic feat. Read More

March 11, 2021

Interview: ‘The Ghosts of Past Still Haunting Masses in Kashmir’

Academician Dr Altaf Hussain Para in a candid chat with Kashmir Observer throws light on why one needs to understand… Read More

August 13, 2020

Lockdown Letters: When Obsolete Practice Saved the Situation in Kashmir

Last August when embargo on communiqué was enforced, letters reminiscing the good old days became the only way to stay… Read More

August 7, 2020

5 Historians on July 13, 1931: ‘The Uprising Which Shook the State’

As a day of remembrance, Kashmir’s Martyrs Day this year paints a different picture due to altered equations in the… Read More

July 13, 2020

Path to Past: 10 Books on Kashmir History for Summer Reading

In times of pandemic, here’s a list of ten history books one can pick up to revisit the past objectively… Read More

July 6, 2020

Shades and Shadows of Strife: Growing Up Trauma in Kashmir

“Our curbed life is leaving a little choice for us now,” Aqsa said. “You can’t go out for normal schooling… Read More

July 6, 2020

Meet 5 Contemporary Kashmiri Poets Who Put Emotion into Measure

Kashmir Valley’s rich literacy landscape has over the years witnessed the emergence of a new breed of bards — who… Read More

June 3, 2020

Long Faces of Lockdown Festival: Somber Eid in Kashmir

Shut shops, padlocked mosques, and absence of the signature festive vibes marked the Eid celebrations in Kashmir Valley, where back-to-back… Read More

May 24, 2020

Amid Contagion Curbs, Siege Mentality Returns to Haunt Kashmir

As pervasive pandemic unleashed a besieged world order, Mumbai for a change looked like a curbed Maisuma, Delhi as caged… Read More

May 21, 2020

In Pandemic, Contemporary Kashmiri Writers Getting Added Audience

Some of the finest contemporary Kashmiri writers in English language have passionately used the medium of writing to inspire and… Read More

May 14, 2020