Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Kashmir’s Shawl Weavers: “Why would I ask my children to live as weavers?”

Since the clampdown in August, a regional commerce body, Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry, estimates that Kashmir’s tourism and handicraft sector has lost nearly 1,44,500 jobs.

Ill-managed hospitals of Capital City

Economic Survey 2019, released by the World Health Organization (WHO), stated that the doctor-patient ratio in Jammu and Kashmir (J-K) is 1:1,658 against the recommended norm of 1:1,000.

Hokhe Syun in downtown: “Our tradition is dying with old people”

During the winter season in Kashmir, the National Highway-44 often leads to nowhere as it remains blocked due to snowfall and landslides. So, to cope up with that, people of the vale prefer to buy and store hokhe syun.

Limping Life in a Cut-Off village

In a village where televisions are rare, there are particular spots where people find a mobile network. “We get information after several weeks,” says Shabir Ahmad Bimla, a 40-year-old shopkeeper. “We have not been able to use communication facilities for years.”

Of stigma and identity

Saleema wears her sexuality on her sleeves. But the eyes! They follow her everywhere.

Kashmiri fishes are disappearing along with the community

“I’m working hard in this season but not earning much profit,” he said. “I don’t see any future in this profession.”

‘Are daily-wage labourers here to die?’

At an end of another string of electricity crisis in Kashmir, the daily-wage labourers continue to suffer unheard and unnoticed.

Failing Industries in Kashmir

After the abrogation of the special status, in the initial spillover, many bridges have been severed and affecting the functionaries of the industrial sector.

Srinagar’s waterbodies-cum-dustbins

Sitting on the banks of Jehlum River, a middle-aged man, pointed his finger, on the opposite of the road, at the office of District...

The death of internet

Cartoon by Anis Wani for The Kashmir Walla The cartoon appeared in our 13-19...