As yet another young Kashmiri lost his life to a sudden cardiac arrest on 9 February 2021, the traumatic trend has only become haunting for the valley. Already multiple heart attacks this winter rang alarm bells in Kashmir with specialists blaming lifestyle choices, harsh climate and stress for the young deaths in Kashmir.
Watch how the closure of Srinagar Jammu Highway; the arterial link that connects Kashmir with rest of the world is throttling the already tottering economy of the valley and leaving the local population helpless and desperate as they stare at soaring prices, massive losses and trade failures.
Beyond the captivating photo-op gusto, the life on the iconic Dal Lake is shuddering with bone-numbing cold at the moment. Fabled bids on the frozen surface apart, the water-borne natives are currently coping with the harshest winter they’ve witnessed in years.
When a friend-turned-fiend committed a brute crime in Srinagar’s Khanyar area on December 11, the sensational stabbing shocked the snowbound valley and started the otherwise shrugged conversation about the felonry in Kashmir.
Beyond the dreamy picture created by the merrymaking sightseers and tourists in snowbound Kashmir, the natives had to endure another hostile winter bereft of basic facilities.
Kashmir Observer spoke to experts who analyse the poll results in context of Kashmir politics. Among other things, they deconstruct the current Lotus-Article political complex in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Watch how the ophthalmologists in Kashmir are gaining both confidence and acceptance from the people for using newer technology and performing advanced treatments that people would earlier seek from other states.
Watch the story of an all girls Sufi music group of Kashmir which defied the gender specifications and carved out a unique space for women in the traditional Sufiyana mousiqi of Kashmir; that has for generations been dominated by men.
Watch the inspiring story of Arshid Ahmad Wani, a wheelchair-bound carpenter who rose above his disability and empowered himself. He started a joinery unit and became an inspiration for many who fail to look away from their problems and start over again.
From an aspiring corporate honcho to his family’s heir apparent, Bin Yamin Gulzar created a niche as the first wedding planner of Kashmir in the sweltering summer of 2010. Decade later, his high-end initiatives, including his Haveli Regale, are making him second to none new-age mover and shaker in Kashmir hospitality sector.