migrant workers, covid19, coronavirus

‘What will we eat?’: Migrant workers in Kashmir’s COVID-19 lockdown

“God’s plan for killing people like us is simpler. Just make us work to death.”

Is the government shutting down J-K Cements?

Fifty-seven-year old Ghulam Muhammad Bulla succumbed to renal failure, leaving behind a wife and two daughters who were dependent on him, last October. He was...
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“It gave me an identity”: Srinagar’s Dabbawala Moment

He was “110 percent” confident about his plan; but it wasn’t enough. Upon discussing with friends – inside and outside Kashmir – many concerns popped-up: “Hartals?” “Internet gags?”
hotels, kashmir, tourism kashmir

Unending uncertainty: No hope for hoteliers

“We survived earlier uprisings, but in 2019, when the government itself came up with tourist advisory,” says Mr. Bhat, “it triggered fear about Kashmir.”
no internet, Kashmir, Kashmir internet, Pulwama internet, south kashmir

How young Kashmiris are losing jobs due to Internet gag?

"I saw the lay-offs coming in the shutdown as the operations of Internet-based businesses lost its mode of survival - Internet.”

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 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.”
Kashmir trade

Scope of Trade: “They ruined our economy”

Eighty-five days past the abrogation of the article 370 and article 35-A of the constitution – Kashmir Valley stays silent, and the unorganised civil...

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...
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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...