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Life and Times of Nasrullah—Kashmir’s Grand Old Activist

Life and Times of Nasrullah—Kashmir’s Grand Old Activist

From exposing an erring J&K High Court Chief Justice to fighting pitched battles for employee and student welfare, a downtowner became privy to many tumultuous events in Kashmir during the ‘half-century’ activism career filled with his 600-odd petitions.

Tragic Tunes of Lost Idol

Tragic Tunes of Lost Idol

After losing his family members to a deadly disease, a young Kashmiri singer is now living the same fate. In absence of family backing, the yesteryear’s sensation is once again seeking public support, this time to save his life.

‘Why Am I Anxious’: Inside ‘Hope Sessions’ of Kashmiri Troika

‘Why Am I Anxious’: Inside ‘Hope Sessions’ of Kashmiri Troika

Mindful of how the triple lockdown has left many vulnerable, isolated and in danger of participating in the ever dubious drug addiction activities, three young Kashmiri women, including author of this piece, have created a virtual space for the distressed youth of the valley where they freely express themselves and pass through a therapeutic experience.

Light After Darkness: Kashmiri Pellet Victim’s Fight for Education

Light After Darkness: Kashmiri Pellet Victim’s Fight for Education

As pellets once again returned to haunt Kashmir near a Shopian gunfight site, the victims of the duck-hunting guns continue to grapple with the enforced darkness. But one pellet-affected boy is showing the way by fighting his victimhood with the light of education.

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.

In the Heartland of Dardistan

In the Heartland of Dardistan

‘After our two-day stay in Gurez, we braced up to return to the monotony of our lives. On returning, I alighted on Razdan Pass. While taking a deep breath of fresh air in the mountains, I roved around amidst the click-clanking of camera shutters.’

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.

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