The Kashmiri Youth Paradox

Non-resident Kashmiris can broadly be classified into two main types – temporary and permanent. Those who leave for economic, educational or professional goals but harbour a desire to return after achieving them, and those who migrate to the West with no intention to return, save for family functions or vacations. It is easy to explain […]

Pagalpan of Ghulami

Some called it pagal, and some bacha. A buchi called it kutta when ditched by her laive. But Sheru calls it dustbin. The heart – life depends on it. That is perhaps why Allah the Almighty has not given it `autonomy,’ but put it under the dominion of the brain. It beats because the brain […]

Fashion Statement

Smokers will have their puff, even if the anti-smoking brigade tracks them down to bathrooms, bedrooms, or wherever else they go for their regular dose. .Now that medicated patches, and reportedly even some chewables, are available to ease the craving, there is still a section that refuses to be weaned off the pleasure – the […]

Kerastase L’Oreal arrives in city with ‘Makeover Salon’

SRINAGAR: Makeover Salon has tied up with Kerastase L’Oreal for hair care solutions  opening its showroom here. The women-only showroom is conveniently located at Gogji Bagh area of the civil lines here, providing professional hair care and hair-treatment products exclusively from the Paris based company. Aashir Lone, who is the man behind this women’s salon, […]

Woman electrocuted

Bilal Habib PAMPORE: A 65 year-old woman Saturday got electrocuted when she touched a live electric wire at Pampore in Pulwama district. Eyewitnesses said that the deceased Noora Begum wife of Ghulam Ahmad Dar of Drangbal Pampore was electrocuted when she incidentally touched the electricity wire of motor pump near her vegetable field at Drangbal. […]

International Day of Disappeared

International Day of Disappeared

IQBAL KIRMANI SRINAGAR: Association of Parents of Disappeared persons (APDP) and noted human rights defender, Advocate Parvez Imroz Saturday demanded a commission of inquiry to probe all enforced disappearances in Jammu Kashmir. He was speaking at a function held in connection with the International Day of the Disappeared. “Government of India is shrewd in dealing […]

‘Enforced Disappearance in Kashmir dates back to 1948’

Srinagar: In a startling disclosure, a well known poet and writer Saturday said that his uncle was subjected to enforced disappearance by the forces of former Prime Minister of Jammu Kashmir, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, a year after India gained Independence from the British rule in 1947. 70-year-old noted poet and satirist Zareef Ahmad Zareef said […]

Speaker condemns RSS chief’s remarks

Srinagar: Speaker Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Mubarak Gul on Saturday condemned the RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat’s recent statement that India was a Hindu state, saying that Jammu and Kashmir had acceded to India in view of its “secular credentials.” Gul’s criticism came after the PDP legislators led by Nizamuddin Bhat protested in the legislative […]

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