Friday, August 23, 2019

23 years of injustice: ‘I’m a stranger in my own house’

“I had lost all hope,” says 42-year-old Lateef Ahmad Waza, with a broken voice and a sense of disbelief, to a room full of...

Malik Noor: 70-yr-old rearing silkworm to weave family’s dreams

Thirty years ago, in 1988, when a 39-year-old had nothing but a mud-hut, where she lived with her family of four—struggling to put food...

In conversation with Dr. Sehrish Asgar: Roads, drugs and women empowerment in Budgam

Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar is one of the very few women District Development Commissioner (DDC) in Kashmir. She topped Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS) in...
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From addiction to salvation: A journey of heroin addict

Emotions gripped Srinagar’s Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital on 9 July 2019; however, anguish presided over the wails this time. A fight had...
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Home of Humanity: Bringing Up Abandoned Babies

“Is it a boy? Is he fair-skinned? Does he have any marks on his face? He isn’t crippled, is he?”—are stock questions asked from...
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Young clay entrepreneur decorating her dreams

A day in September, last year, walking on the embankments of paddy fields, Urooj Jan, 22, pursuing Bachelors in Home Science from Government Degree...

Mental Health in Kashmir: ‘They think she has gone mad’

Rafiqa Bano, with prevalent anxiety on the face, was among many, sitting in a disorganized queue outside the ward of Clinical Psychology department in...
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Inside the shoes of a—Sweeper

Standing under mild drizzle, Shabir Ahmad Sheikh kept his broom aside to showcase his bruised hands—cloted, scratched and pale yellow palms, had left his...

A PSA detainee’s unfulfilled promise to mother

Parents of Muzamil Ganaie, a youth from south Kashmir's district Pulwama. Photograph by Bhat Burhan for The Kashmir Walla. Pulwama,...

Forces’ assault joins two families: One’s son bedridden, another’s picked gun

After finishing a day at work, 19-year-old Aadil Ahmad Ganaie, a carpenter, was walking to his home in Chak–Karpora area of Pakherpora in Budgam...
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