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Film Legend Dilip Kumar Dies at 98 

Film Legend Dilip Kumar Dies at 98 

The actor, known to generations of film-goers as ‘tragedy king’ for his portrayal of the brooding, intense romantic in classics such as Mughal-e-Azam and Devdas, had been admitted to the hospital since last Tuesday

Iftikhar Hussain- A Polymath Virtuoso Loses Battle to Covid

Iftikhar Hussain- A Polymath Virtuoso Loses Battle to Covid

In 1997 when Kashmir Observer was established Iftikhar volunteered to be part of this new media project. He left the job at the clinic to his lieutenants and joined Kashmir Observer as its first General Manager. His foray into media scape was purely out of his passion for Kashmir. 

Scribe’s Rise as Satirist

Scribe’s Rise as Satirist

Bereft of slapstick comedy, the radio jockey’s social media jesting is setting him apart from the crowd of comics.

Remembering Mir Shafqat Hussian—The People’s Advocate

Remembering Mir Shafqat Hussian—The People’s Advocate

On this day, last year, prominent advocate Mir Shafqat Hussian died after battling for life at a hospital in Delhi. A year later, his colleague in his fight for justice, remembers the man and his mission. By Mir Urfi IN a Covid-crippled day last year, I had a young visitor at my home. He was […]

Sajood Sailani No More, His Plays Will Go On

Sajood Sailani No More, His Plays Will Go On

Counted among the legendary drama writers of Kashmir, like Akhtar Mohi Ud Din, Som Nath Sadhu and Pushkar Bhan, Sajood Sailani believed in the silent workmanship and enthralled his captive audience during the golden theatre movement in the valley.

Kashmiri Dida’s Comedy of Cultural Conciliation

Kashmiri Dida’s Comedy of Cultural Conciliation

Addressing the taboos and social issues prevalent in the society in a humorous manner, a poised Kashmiri Pandit woman is delivering sermons of unity and communal brotherhood to bring Kashmiris together.

Remembering Rahat Indori: The Poet Who Touched Many Hearts in Kashmir

Remembering Rahat Indori: The Poet Who Touched Many Hearts in Kashmir

As tributes have been pouring in from all over the world for the celebrity couplet-maker of India, many Kashmiris are hailing him for touching their hearts amidst their dogged distraught state. But the wordsmith of ‘Mission Kashmir’ fame was more than just a distant poet luring the valley with his verses.

The Life and Times of Agha Ashraf Ali

The Life and Times of Agha Ashraf Ali

I first met Agha, as he is widely known, on a July visit to his cozy Rajbagh home. The octogenarian educator was in high spirits and rare form: accusing me, the imperialist American, of most if not all of the world’s problems; brushing aside challengers for talking “rot;” and jovially lording over his kingdom like a knighted duke.

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