Zenaira Bakhsh

‘They vowed to kill him’: Of motherhood and trauma of bloodied 2016

He was hit by a teargas shell in his chest that tore his heart apart. “It was karbala,” she said, referring to the battle of Karbala — a battle in which Prophet Mohammad’s grandson was martyred. 

Killed in 2016: A father, a mother wait for dead son to come home

“People often say that time heals everything but I believe that it just makes us learn to live with the pain... Now we are helpless, we have to live without him even if we don’t want to.”

From rice fields to mountains: Behind Kashmir’s vaccination drive and hesitancy

“We often make the target of vaccinating 100 people per day but convincing people takes most of our time. Sometimes people try to push us out of their houses. We start early in the morning around 8 and finish around 10 at night.”

Hopelessness in Kashmir, militant tendency more intense: CCG report

A five member non-official voluntary group in its latest report has found "a pervasive sense of hopelessness" in Kashmir and said that it was informed by a community leader...

‘Sometimes a king, sometimes a beggar’: The fading tales of baand paether

"Baand paether has helped in reviving Kashmiri language. It can be kept alive if the government tries to revive it."

Kashmir retailers thank LG for ease in restriction ahead of Eid

The Kashmir Retailers Association on Monday expressed gratitude to Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha for providing “flexibility” in restrictions this week in view of the Eid-ul-Adha festival. The association had appealed...