OTV

The News Behind the News

Kashmir defies analysis, prognostication and prediction. It is as enigmatic and mind twisting as it is mystifying. Kashmir Observer takes upon itself to unravel the mystery and mystique of Kashmir.

With an experience of over two decades in print and online journalism and drawing upon its expertise and insights, KO launches Observer TV (OTV), Kashmir’s first online television to bring you the news and views behind the news.

OTV will be featuring videos of events, peoples’ views, conversations with eminence grises and experts and analyses that go beyond the obvious and the apparent. We aim to educate, inform, analyze and inspire.

Keep tuned and watch Kashmir unravel on OTV.

War Till Victory: SKIMS Vs Covid-19

War Till Victory: SKIMS Vs Covid-19

Since its foundation, SKIMS has been grappling with the perilous perceptions. But fear psychosis apart, SKIMS today is leading the Covid fight back response in Kashmir with staggering results.

The Ugly Lakes of Paradise (Kashmir)

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.

NEET Boys of Kashmir

NEET Boys of Kashmir

Watch the success story of the neet boys of Kashmir whose determination and hard-work amidst the perpetual conflict and handicaps became a sight of hope for the young boys and girls across the valley.

Young Entrepreneurs of Kashmir | Ft. Shehla Arif

Young Entrepreneurs of Kashmir | Ft. Shehla Arif

A young bridal wear designer in Kashmir, she is redefining the legacy of traditional bridal trousseau of Kashmir. Shehla is making it modern, yet keeping the ethnic design and nuances intact. The brides of Kashmir are loving it.

Kashmir Apple Grapples With Politics and Pandemic

Kashmir Apple Grapples With Politics and Pandemic

Kashmir has more area under apple cultivation than the world’s second largest producer, the US. Kashmir exports 20 lakh metric tons of apple annually and generates Rs 9000 crore revenue per annum.

Talking Point: Srinagar Masterplan (Podcast)

Talking Point: Srinagar Masterplan (Podcast)

Kashmir Observer expert panelists Mr Saleem Beg, Convener, INTACH, and former Vice Chairman LAWDA, Mr Irfan Yasin, deconstructed the Srinagar Master Plan for 2021-2035 in this Kashmir Observer Podcast.

Rajpora, A Village Now Connected To The World

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.

Troubled Waters of Dal Lake

Troubled Waters of Dal Lake

Rendered jobless in the run up to Article 370 abrogation on August 5, 2019, Kashmir’s fabled houseboat community is staring at the existential crisis today. After suffering whopping lockdown losses last year, their new season started on a sour note. The rampaging virus and the subsequent pandemic lockdown further crippled the community, now mulling to change their line of work.

Agha Ashraf Ali (1922-2020)

Agha Ashraf Ali (1922-2020)

Prof Agha Ashraf Ali talks about his life and times in an informal chat with Sajjad Haider, Editor-in-Chief, Kashmir Observer. The video was recorded in the early spring of 2002

 

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