updated 2:21 AM GMT, Mar 29, 2015

Kashmir: inside an erstwhile torture centre

Kashmir: inside an erstwhile torture centre

The 116 km journey from Srinagar to the Lolab area of in Kupwara takes you through rows of thick woods and gorging rivers. I reach the subject of my story, the Gujjar and Bakerwal Boys Hostel, which i

  • Lolab: Shahid Andrabi
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At India Art Fair, a reminder of Kashmir floods

At India Art Fair, a reminder of Kashmir floods
Veer Munshi's installation "Serenity of Desolation"

The audience at the upcoming India Art Fair will visit a traditional Kashmiri house with wooden panes and intricate design and walk through it. The

  • New Delhi: IANS
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'Father of Kashmir insurgency is now for dialogue

The man considered the architect of the anti-India insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir now says that the only road to peace lies in a peaceful dialogue.

But Muhammad Azam Inquilabi is also passionately op

  • Srinagar: By Sheikh Qayoom and Waseem Shah
  • Category: Features

An evening in Srinagar at Sher Khan's skewer shop

Seventy-seven-year old Sher Khan could well be called the father of street food in this Kashmir summer capital, or at least he claims to be one.

As the fragrance of his mutton skewers spreads in Khaya

  • Srinagar: Sheikh Qayoom
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Kashmir: will Sagar retain Khanyar?

National Conference's Ali Muhammad Sagar, who has been representing Srinagar's Khanyar constituency for the past 18 years, is locked in a fierce political battle with Peoples Democratic Party's Muhamm

  • Srinagar: Sheikh Qayoom
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Bhaderwah: Azad's litmus test

This breathtakingly beautiful mountainous assembly constituency of the Jammu region has often been called 'Chota Kashmir' for its geographic, cultural and religious affinity with the Kashmir Valley.

  • Bhaderwah: Sheikh Qayoom
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Is abrogating Article 370 possible?

Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah has expressed his worry that Bharatiya Janta Party’s 'sinister plan' to abrogate the state’s special status will lead to “massive unrest”. Ev

  • Srinagar: Umer Beigh
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Does Omar dumping Ganderbal give PDP an edge?

Abdullah family pocket borough Ganderbal dominated the electoral politics of the state for 39 long years till Omar Abdullah decided not to contest for this north Kashmir assembly seat. And this could

  • Srinagar: Sheikh Qayoom
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BJP a stumbling block for PDP in Jammu and Kashmir

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which did well in the Lok Sabha elections, hopes for a favourable outcome in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections. But it is staring at a huge stumbling block -

  • Srinagar: Shiekh Qayoom
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Kashmir polls: will history repeat itself in Kangan?

Veteran Gujjar leader Mian Altaf Ahmad is confident of retaining this constituency in the Kashmir Valley for the National Conference. But the PDP is equally confident that voters are going to throw up

  • Srinagar: Sheikh Qayoom
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Poonch - flooded and forgotten

Poonch - flooded and forgotten

Twenty eight-year old Imran Khan has been in shock since the news of death of his parents and wife trickled in during the floods that wreaked havoc in Jammu and Kashmir in September this year. "We we

  • Poonh: Nazam Mir
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Kashmir killings: friends in life and death

Kashmir killings: friends in life and death

A relative of Faisal holds his picture at their home in Nowgam on Tuesday. (Picture Ieshan Wani)

The dirges from inside a house confirm the address. In the garden of the house, the billowing vapors f

  • Srinagar: Ieshan Wani
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Omar’s thorny road to Beerwah

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s road to Beerwah will be extremely difficult, political analysts say. 

Omar for the upcoming assembly elections has decided to contest from two seat—Son

  • Srinagar: KD| CNS
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Kashmir farmers' harvest battered

(A farmer plucks apples in an orchard in North Kashmir.)

 

Golden-brown autumn, the king of Kashmir's seasons, is plagued this year by the ravages of last month's unprecedented floods.

 

As farmers b

  • Srinagar: Sheikh Qayoom
  • Category: Features