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SOS in Kashmir: Melting glaciers, vanishing forests — what can COP27 do

As the world’s top leadership assembles in Egypt for the year’s most significant climate summit, known as the United Nation’s COP, climate disturbances are...

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...


Photos | Inside the Operation to Rescue a Leopard in Srinagar

Srinagar: With continuous depletion of Kashmir’s forest areas, the cases of human-animal conflict have spiked dramatically in recent years. There has been an increase...

In Depth

‘My lungs hurt’: Kashmir winter—and pollution—are worsening diseases

Srinagar: The smoke coming out of the chulha, a traditional cooking stove, filled the one-room mud house and choked 40-year-old Saleema Begum. This wasn’t the first winter when her lungs struggled but this time, she said, it got worse. Begum, who lives in the Chadigam area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara...

1971 ‘Ganga’ plane: Srinagar man recollects hijacking that wasn’t

Srinagar: On the morning of 30 January 1971, Peerzada Fayaz, then 11 years old, left his home in Srinagar to pursue better education outside – and embarked on his first air journey. Little he knew that soon the excitement would turn into the worst nightmare: the teenager found himself...

Barefoot, polybags, and snow: Colors of Bharat Jodo Yatra in Kashmir

Srinagar: Walking barefoot on snow with a tri-color on his shoulder, Dinesh Pandit has pledged not to wear any footwear until Congress leader Rahul Gandhi becomes the Prime Minister of India. Though he had taken the pledge about a decade ago, his commitment was only tested in September last year...

‘Being a living corpse’: Pakistani wives of former militants feel ‘trapped in Kashmir’

This story was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center. Over a video call on Whatsapp from Kashmir, Saira Javed watched her father’s last rites being performed across the border in Pakistan. Javed recalled seeing her father's resting face, his body wrapped in a shroud, everything cropped into her phone’s...


Photos | Inside the Operation to Rescue a Leopard in Srinagar

Srinagar: With continuous depletion of Kashmir’s forest areas, the...

Kupwara boutique that became home for ‘women with no country’

This story was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer...

Life and legacy of Reshma: Kashmir’s most influential transgender figure

Srinagar: On a cold winter morning, Reshma, Kashmir’s foremost...

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

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