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‘Worse Than Animals’: Inside Kashmir’s Deeply Distressed Disabled World

‘Worse Than Animals’: Inside Kashmir’s Deeply Distressed Disabled World

Philauri Jaan, a resident of Nepora village in southern Kashmir, was shot at her right ribcage in 1996. Caught in a firefight between militants and military, she was termed as a “collateral damage”. The 12-year-old girl was immediately rushed to Srinagar and remained in a coma for almost two weeks. Due to the unavailability of […]

Of Culture, Food and Identity—Mountain Moorings of Mainland Kashmiris

Of Culture, Food and Identity—Mountain Moorings of Mainland Kashmiris

By Saumy Tripathi “Hukkus Bukkus Telyi wan tsch kus Onum Battoukh loddoum deygye Hukkus Bukkus Telyi wan tsch kus Onum Battoukh loddoum deygye Shwaas Kichh Kichh Waamgano Bramman Zaaran poyein chhokum Teykes tyakkha banyi kyohow…” This song is akin to Ring-Aring-A Roses, says Sakshi Mattoo as she tells me about Kashmiri Pandits and their culture. […]

Fight Against Disability Has Become Personal in Kashmir

Fight Against Disability Has Become Personal in Kashmir

Mohammed Haneef, a resident of Pattan area of district Baramulla in north Kashmir, has become a new hope for the specially-abled people of Kashmir. Haneef lost his vision in 2007 due to a reason he does not wish to mention. Since then, the resilient man never looked back and strived to turn his disability into […]

Significant Yet Sidelined—Women in Kashmir Politics

Significant Yet Sidelined—Women in Kashmir Politics

‘Women in J&K are liberal to join other fields like medical, engineering, media but when it comes to politics there is a stigma.’ In the Lok Sabha elections 2019, only four women from Jammu & Kashmir filed nominations out of which one woman withdrew her nomination and another woman contestant didn’t pay the security deposit. […]

Notes on the Kaeshur Mot

Notes on the Kaeshur Mot

In folklore, he (it is usually a he), is a wanderer, has no real habitat or home, is oblivious to his self. He wears tattered clothes or at times, no clothes at all. When he speaks, he mumbles and at times even becomes aggressive.

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.

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