Sunday, August 18, 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...

Downtown’s Silver Artisan: ‘Remnants of My Father’

In the shady and degradingly beautiful lanes of Downtown, Srinagar, an old man is gazing from inside his shrinking shop in the backdrop of...
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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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Changed Kashmir, since 2016

On 8 July 2016, at evening, I was informed that Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander Burhan Wani was shot dead in a brief gunfight in...
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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...

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...

Talks or no talks, BJP’s target is upcoming election

With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) winning the last Lok Sabha elections with a whopping majority, the new central government looks keen on continuing...
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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...

The Kashmir Walla is in print—why?

The Kashmir Walla is in Print as a weekly newspaper and this is the first print edition you're holding in your hands. We welcome...
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