Rich in Value, Poor in Use: Kashmir’s Medicinal Plants Withering

Rich in Value, Poor in Use: Kashmir’s Medicinal Plants Withering

Be it Amchies of Ladakh, Hakeems of Kashmir and Vaidyas of Jammu, the valley’s rich medicinal plant species remained at the heart of the traditional treatment system in the erstwhile state. But with time, the treasure is only waning.

‘Lured For Job’: Inside Kashmir’s Child Trafficking Network

‘Lured For Job’: Inside Kashmir’s Child Trafficking Network

Some were smuggled in sleep while others were shipped as spouses. But in the region where Bengali brides are part of the ‘distress and destitute’ marriages, the consultancies are now fast faring on radar for luring non-native minors for job.

Beyond Miffed Tourist’s Rant, Kashmir Remains Sightseers’ Joy

Beyond Miffed Tourist’s Rant, Kashmir Remains Sightseers’ Joy

As snowfall recently grounded flights and held life hostage in the valley, a tourist from Mumbai made noise over her “harrowing” experience. But beyond the bad-weather-triggered incident, Kashmir has always been a traveller’s delight.

Mehran to Mohidin: Kashmir’s Solved-Unsolved ‘Missing’ Mystery

Mehran to Mohidin: Kashmir’s Solved-Unsolved ‘Missing’ Mystery

When a Budgam man returned home after 18 years of disappearance, his hometown erupted in joy amid Covid pandemic this summer. Akin to this curious case, Kashmir’s missing list is strewn with solved, unsolved, mysterious and sensational cases.

Kashmir Witnessing Growing Trekking Footfall In Fall

Kashmir Witnessing Growing Trekking Footfall In Fall

Celebrated ‘Autumn in Kashmir’ is not only making ‘Aatish-e-Chinar’ dotted landscape enchanting for sightseers, but also, for a change, making the frosty heights of the valley compelling for trekkers.

Post-Script: Kashmir Lost its ‘Tourism Man’

Post-Script: Kashmir Lost its ‘Tourism Man’

As a meritorious son of a middle-class Srinagar family, Mohammad Ashraf Batku rose to become celebrated director general of tourism in Jammu and Kashmir. In his post-retirement life, his prolific writings became his new and distinct identity. His demise opened floodgates of tributes in the valley.

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