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J-K politics: How Ladakh united — and Kashmir remains divided

Contrary to Kashmir where political parties seem to be divided and have failed to be on the same page, Ladakh region has shown a united front to press for their demands.

Scheduled Tribe for Paharis: Re-emerging social fissures in Pir Panjal

This shift of political dynamics of J-K needs to be understood by the Gujjars and Paharis as well to form a strong social and political front for their shared future.

Politicians must drop rhetoric and stand up for people’s dignity

The killing of civilians in the Hyderpora incident of Srinagar provoked a fresh wave of public anger and dissent against the government forces' heavy-handed...

Srinagar’s UNESCO tag: A catalyst to revive the craft industry

Cities have been and remain more than ever at the forefront of human development. The significance cities' accord to human progress across the economic,...

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Amid sit-in protests, over dozen vocational trainers ‘terminated’ in J-K

Amid a sit-in protest by the Vocational Trainers (VTs) at Srinagar’s Press Colony, contractual services of nearly twenty of them have been terminated for...

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And they keep running: Kashmir is assembling finest pacers

Several young speedsters in Jammu and Kashmir are living up to a challenging legacy and trading the old barriers for new found success.

Graves, grief, loneliness: Postpartum Depression in Kashmiri mothers

Srinagar: Arus Wani was delighted after she gave birth to her first child. A beautiful girl, she remembers. The joy of becoming a mother faded fast and the sadness took over. Amid endless wails, she couldn’t dare to look after her daughter. “I didn’t like her,” she said. “I didn’t...

‘We are Kashmiris’: Two friends, five non-local laborers, and a silent night

Srinagar: Sitting in the shade of a cracked wall, Waseem Khan keeps an eye on the Banta soda as he looks at the passersby. The heatwave in Jammu is too much for him to bear. But he shall wait for two more passengers before he can take off to...

Taboos, myths, anxiety: Kashmir’s tribal women suffer poor menstrual health

All photographs by Shefali Rafiq. This story is supported by the Pulitzer Center For Naseema Bano, a member of the Gujjar tribal community in Kashmir, adolescence was not always pleasant. There were days every month when she was ordered to stop certain activities she loved and told not to eat or...

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Photos: BJP flags, ‘tricolor rally’, and bikes in Srinagar

Srinagar: The barbed wires that usually surrounded Lal Chowk’s...

J-K politics: How Ladakh united — and Kashmir remains divided

Contrary to Kashmir where political parties seem to be divided and have failed to be on the same page, Ladakh region has shown a united front to press for their demands.

‘Unthoughtful and irrational’: Pir Panjal ‘imbalance’ in J-K’s Delimitation exercise

The Delimitation Commission’s proposed changes to the electoral cartography...

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