Thursday, May 28, 2020
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.
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.
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.”
“I’m working hard in this season but not earning much profit,” he said. “I don’t see any future in this profession.”
At an end of another string of electricity crisis in Kashmir, the daily-wage labourers continue to suffer unheard and unnoticed.
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 Development Commissioner in Habba Kadal area of Srinagar. Superficially, the official’s office is the only...
In the shady and degradingly beautiful lanes of Downtown, Srinagar, an old man is gazing from inside his shrinking shop in the backdrop of a falling wall, decorated with heavy ornaments. “Do you cast stones on silver, uncle?” Apparently, the...
Arsalan Sideeq would come back from school and see his grandmother first — everything else was secondary for a 10-year-old child. "He has forgotten his dreams and the purpose of life,” said his father, Mohammad Sideeq.  “He is only...
Today, thousands of people from parts of Kashmir—men, women, and children, all alike—thronged Noorpora village in Tral, 37 kilometers away from Srinagar, to attend the last rites of Ansar Ghazwatul-Hind’s founder and chief, Zakir Musa, after body was handed...
In last year, autumn, while I was waiting near a taxi stand to board sumo for Kashmir University near GawKadal, Srinagar, I saw a woman; short, wrinkled face, sitting on the roadside with a stick in hand—crying. Her name,...
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