Kashmir’s Banned Stones — Part I: Closure of Century Old Quarry

Kashmir’s Banned Stones — Part I: Closure of Century Old Quarry

Fearing bidding of their familial fields, workless stone miners of Kashmir are pleading administration not to snatch away their livelihood in the name of some stringent rules. Highlighting the same quandary, this first piece of the three-part series on the banned mining deconstructs the halted construction activity in the valley.

Crisis in Kashmir Construction: A Case of ‘Rs 1000 Crore’ Bill

Crisis in Kashmir Construction: A Case of ‘Rs 1000 Crore’ Bill

As the two-day downpour coinciding the sixth anniversary of the September floods has already created fresh concerns in the valley, Kashmir’s contractor community continues to await the flood repairing and rehabilitation bill since that devastating fall of 2014.

How Omission of Commission Left Kashmiri Women in Lurch   

How Omission of Commission Left Kashmiri Women in Lurch  

After the abrogation of Article 370 last summer and the subsequent passing of the J&K Reorganisation Act 2019, seven important commissions in the erstwhile state were dissolved. Among them was the State Commission for Protection of Women and Child Rights—serving the interests of the marginalised gender. Its dismissal has left several Kashmiri women in a lurch.

Remembering Rahat Indori: The Poet Who Touched Many Hearts in Kashmir

Remembering Rahat Indori: The Poet Who Touched Many Hearts in Kashmir

As tributes have been pouring in from all over the world for the celebrity couplet-maker of India, many Kashmiris are hailing him for touching their hearts amidst their dogged distraught state. But the wordsmith of ‘Mission Kashmir’ fame was more than just a distant poet luring the valley with his verses.

Travellers’ Torment Raises ‘Time for Home Quarantine’ Pitch in Kashmir

Travellers’ Torment Raises ‘Time for Home Quarantine’ Pitch in Kashmir

As the world is gradually reopening after left paralytic by the pandemic, many stranded Kashmiris are finally heading home after braving the traveller’s nightmare only to land in the ‘horror houses’ back home. While authorities are admitting lapses, many are now throwing their weight behind home quarantine for the fear of administrative ‘breeding grounds’

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