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Photo Story: Daily Life In Winter In Kashmir

"Kashmir is a theme well worthy of a poet" -W Wakefield Winter is arguably the most beautiful season in Kashmir. It portrays Kashmir perfectly. Educational hubs close down for a three-month vacation. Traffic on the roads calms down. People bring out the Kangris, and start using...

Kashmiri Photographer Dar Yasin Makes It To The Prestigious TIME Magazine

One of most senior photojournalists from Kashmir, Dar Yasin, has added another feather to his cap by making it to the prestigious TIME Magazine. Dar Yasin's photo of a wailing family was included in the list of "Top 10 Photos Of 2017" by the...

Photo Essay: The Floating Vegetable Market In Dal Lake

One fine cold winter morning, waking up at 6 AM the morning, I planned to visit the famous Floating Vegetable market in Dal Lake in Srinagar for a shoot. To reach the vegetable market one has to cross several wooden footbridges. These bridges are...

Rohingya Muslims In Jammu Fear A Certain Deportation

The ethnic Rohingya population in the Rakhine province in Myanmar are undergoing a serious genocide at the hands of the majority Buddhists. The locals are fleeing to the neighbouring countries like India and Bangladesh who have rather been unwelcome to them. The former more...

2014 Floods In Pictures: Memories From The Deluge

"Three years later, the floods that effaced many memories, have become a bitter sweet memory." The devastating floods of 2014 left the whole of Kashmir shattered. Here are a few notable pictures from the deluge accompanied by excerpts from a blog written by Sauliha Yaseen. "My...

9 Emerging Photographers From Kashmir

I realised that if I wanted to cover anything, I should spend time to understand it and to do that you have to go live the story. ~ Ami Vitale. Happy World Photography Day. Photography has emerged as one of the best mediums to...

Bringing Back The Lost Paradise, Kashmir

Prague, Czech Republic “Tu mera noor he Tu mera he fakhar Zakhmi he thoda, thoda ziddi Kashmir, yeh lahu luhaan pal tu thode or seh le, Majboor hun kayar nahi, magar sach se mein bekhabar nahi” -Nikhil Kapahi Tonight, it’ll be 53 days since I departed from the most soulful place,...

26 Rare Pictures From Jammu Genocide & India – Pakistan Partition In 1947

70 years ago, happened one of the largest mass migrations in the history of mankind. It resulted in countless deaths as well as the creation of new nations. Jammu witnessed a mass genocide at the hands of Dogra rulers, the number of the killed being...

The Kashmiri Pandit In My Neighbourhood

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On January 19th in 1990, Jagmohan Malhotra was appointed as the fifth Governor of Jammu and Kashmir to contain the armed uprising. After the kidnapping of Rubaiya Sayeed, the armed rebels had become popular overnight. Jagmohan who oversaw multiple massacres,  is also widely regarded...

21 Beautiful Ramadan Pictures From Kashmir That Explain Our ‘Rozdari’

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A post shared by Hilal Ahmad (@hilalahmmad) on Jun 22, 2017 at 5:00am PDT A post shared by Hilal Ahmad (@hilalahmmad) on Jun 17, 2017 at 10:59am PDT Like any other Muslim nation, Ramadan has its special significance in Kashmir....

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What kind of Azaadi is this? (Spoiler Alert)

Azaadi is Lollywood's first attempt at romancing with Kashmir at a much closer level. The movie is set in present-day Kashmir which is battling...

Kashmiris react to the big break-up #BJPDumpsPDP

The news might have come as a surprise to all as BJP pulled out of the coalition government in the state. The state CM...

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If counter-insurgencies are popularity contest, who is winning it in Kashmir?

David Michôd's War Machine was released in 2017 was one of the first films released on Netflix. Netflix has become more powerful medium than...
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