As all other economic activity had come to a grinding halt, the mask market started blooming all of a sudden.
The policy supersedes the previous industrial policy of 2019, which was statedly “more focussed towards the traditional cottage industries”, to encourage industrial expansion.
As a lockdown was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic’s deadly second wave, premier hospitals of Kashmir stopped elective surgeries and routine patient consultations are being done over the phone.
Mohammad Ali Wani of Srinagar’s uptown neighborhood has been moving from pillar to post for the last two weeks to get himself a second...
Dozens of people lined up in a top Srinagar hospital, crammed together in a chaotic queue, waiting for the pick-up truck carrying oxygen cylinders as they tended to their Covid-19 infected relatives. The shouts aren’t louder than the desperation.
In a single room mud house in Srinagar, Shameema Akhter was waiting for her husband who had gone to borrow money so he could...
There is no sector of Kashmir’s economy — be it tourism, horticulture, transport, or trade — that hasn’t suffered losses in the past two years.
“The order was inhumane, we all know how fragile our health system is. If not for NGOs, we would have faced the worst situation last year. Even today amidst the devastating second wave it is them who is helping hundreds."
Both of Mudasir’s parents, his two sisters, and the two toddlers of one of his sisters, have all tested positive for COVID-19. Families poorly aware of the pandemic are left to fight on their own.
“I think more than her illness, I am affected by her condition…the way she is, lying in grief. I hardly sleep. I hardly eat. I only look after her. What if I contract the virus? I have three young children.”