Thursday, January 23, 2020
Trans women

In Kashmir clampdown, trans women face new challenges

Every wedding season, at an average, Shabnam Subhan would earn about 60-70 thousand in six months and would rely on it for the rest of the year. This season, she hasn’t earned even 10 per cent of it.

Cold childhood, begging meals, and weighing odds

“At first, I was really ashamed. But now, I have accepted that I’m doing this. I'm begging. It is for my children.”
Family Portrait

The portrait of a family under lockdown: “We will die of hunger”

On the outskirts of downtown Srinagar, in Zaldagar, Waseem Ahmad Balla’s family of five lives in one room and a kitchen. Sitting at the...
Education in Kashmir

Inside Kashmir’s Education Crisis

Inside the wrecked education setup, The Kashmir Walla report on children's uncertain future, distressed minds, and broken dreams in Kashmir.

Kashmir’s artisans lose work in months long internet ban

For the last hundred days, Mohammad Nasir, 34, a paper machie artist from Srinagar’s Lal Bazar area has been in a conundrum – his...

Kashmir’s orphanages forsaken: The story of an escape and a promise

A midnight rumour – that came true at dawn on 5 August 2019 – knocked on the doors of the Baitul Banat Hostel in...

In Kashmir, Internet gag is crushing scholars’ dreams

Ifshana Maqbool, 29, would daily open her laptop – neatly placed in a corner of her room in Natipora, Srinagar – and scroll through...

Kashmir’s rotten season of apples

“From 2008 till now, farmers who are dependent on this economy find themselves in darkness. Our hopes shattered when we did not receive the expected amount from our annual production.”

Of BJP and Its Politics in Kashmir

In the current status, as to how the BJP is trying to gain ground – after years of failure in electoral numbers – isn’t the BJP way.

A day in the Union’s Territory: Jammu and Kashmir

A paramilitary forces' personnel stands on guard outside the Jamia Masjid in Srinagar. Photograph by Sanna Irshad Mattoo for The Kashmir...