Away from the shoreline decorated with Mughal Gardens and a front lined with houseboats, the Dal Lake houses hundreds of families, most of whom make their living from fishing and farming. The arrival of the winter like always means an increase in the hardships for them.
As bombs rained and triggered another fright run in Uri on Friday, the villagers once again found themselves at the crossroads of the deadly crisis created by the dogged discord. Text/Photos by Abid Bhat KAMALKOTE, Uri – In this fear-filled village standing in the line of fire, residents on Saturday were wondering about a live […]
Thousands of devotees from across Kashmir Valley converged at the revered Hazratbal shrine here on Friday to celebrate Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, the day when Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was born.
Kashmiri trekkers keen to unravel the treasures hidden in the majestic mountains of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir are fulfilling the dreams of peak lovers by conducting summits in the highest frozen heights.
Scores of BJP workers and leaders assembled at Tagore Hall on Monday morning to celebrate Accession Day.
Legend has it that 400 years ago, some Baghdadis on horsebacks traversed the Himalayas and arrived in Kashmir with the coppersmith craft. Today, their progeny populating an old city pocket are keeping the trade alive through their dexterity and innovation.
The strike came when the security grid was gearing up for the August 15, the day when Kashmir witnesses an intense security cover and curbs
Last year, when Kashmiris spent Eid Al-Azha under stifled breaths and hushed sacrifices, they hoped from their future, an Eid celebrated free and fair. But much to everyone’s dismay, the haunting deserted landscape of last year, refused to dissipate this time as well.
“Our curbed life is leaving a little choice for us now,” Aqsa said. “You can’t go out for normal schooling and routine outing. And back home, your parents keep sulking over the situation in Kashmir. This takes toll on your mind.”
As hushed COVID funerals have become the new normal, Kashmir Observer’s photo chief embarks on an uneasy journey to capture the pandemic farewell scenes in the valley’s haunting graveyards