Young Kashmiri Revives Traditional Musical Instrument

Video By: Nadiya Shafi | Article By: Nusrat Ali The Rabab, as we know it today, is believed to be a newer version of the rabab mentioned in historical texts. Also known as the Kabuli Rabab, the instrument is the national instrument of Afghanistan, from where it made its way into India and was adopted by the […]

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Kashmiri Journalists Continue to Work on Razor’s Edge

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By: Nusrat Ali Shopian: Five photojournalists were hit by pellets while covering a gun battle between Militants and Indian forces in the Shopian region on 22nd January 2019. The injured included Hindustan Times photojournalist Waseem Andrabi, Rising Kashmir‘s Nisar ul Haq, Mir Burhan of Asia News Network, Junaid Gulzar and Kaiser both […]

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Haleema Qadri – An Illiterate Kashmiri Female Poet of Budgam

Video By: Rafiqa Bano | Article By: Nusrat Ali Haleema Qadri is a 43 year old woman from central Kashmir’s Budgam district. She has never gone to school, never held a pen but has come up with her fine collection of Kashmiri poetry. She was born in a poor family of Sugin village in Khag […]

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Enforced Disappearances: The Fight for Justice

Video by: Basharat Amin | Article by: Grace Jolliffe Manzoor Ahmad Dar and Bilal Ahmad Sheikh were allegedly picked up by the Indian army on 30 March 1997. “They were coming back home from work and they were detained.  We also went to the army camp, but they did not allow us,” says Rehmet Begum, […]

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IMPACT: Sonpah Village Gets New Pipelines and Access to Safe Drinking Water

Video By: Rafiqa Bano | Article By: Nusrat Ali Sonpah village located in Budgam district was facing acute shortage of water for drinking. Despite having a good number of springs available, the authorities had not maintained them and the pipelines, which had resulted in shortage of water. People were forced to take contaminated water which […]

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Yoga – A way to Fitness

Video By: Nadiya Shafi | Article By: Nusrat Ali Yoga is a group of  physical, mental and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Yoga is one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophical traditions. There is a broad variety of yoga schools, practices, and goals in Hinduis, Buddhism, Jainism. Yoga works to improve health, heal aches and pains […]

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Encounter Aftermath: Family Seeks Justice for Killed Son

Video By: Basharat Amin | Article By: Nusrat Ali Shahid Hussain Mir, son of Mansoor Ahmad Mir, of Gagran area of Shopian was killed by Indian Army during an encounter. On evening of 3rd November 2018, a gun battle broke out between militants and government forces in Gagran-Khudpora village near Shahid Mir’s residence. Family members […]

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