“Use of 2nd-Grade and Machine-made Material Brought Bad name to Kashmiri Handicraft”, a Washer-man

Kashmir’s handcrafted pashmina shawls could soon be a thing of the past. The proliferation of machine-made pashmina products has become a big threat to the livelihood of the state’s artisans who have been spinning and weaving pashmina for ages. According to the Jammu and Kashmir handicraft department, the export of pashmina shawls fell from Rs […]

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Braving All Odds Nahida Manzoor Becomes The First Kashmiri Woman to Climbs Mount Everest

Nahida Manzoor created history by becoming the first Kashmiri woman to scale the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest. Nahida scaled the summit on 17 April 2019 along with her Sherpa Guide Mr. Nima Kancha. Nahida is a resident of Zewan in Srinagar. Her father is a shopkeeper and mother a house-wife. She belongs to the […]

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Intense Media Censorship Forces a Cartoonist Quit his Job in Kashmir

In May 2019, Suhail H. Naqshbandi quitted his job of a cartoonist in a leading English Newspaper ‘Greater Kashmir’ after he suffered constant censorship. “I started cartooning from the year 1998. My cartoons were published under the title “Inside Out” in the Greater Kashmir newspaper. It was my first editorial cartoon’s title. Then I left […]

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Encroachment of Grazing Land Rampant in Kashmir

Video By: Basharat Amin | Article By: Nusrat Ali Shepherds in Kashmir are struggling to find enough grazing land for their animals because of the encroachment of land by locals. Grazing land which has shrunk in Shopian, Pulwama and Anantnag is adding to the woes of people who have to carry their livestock for grazing. […]

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Water Shortage Across Rural Kashmir Grim

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By: Nusrat Ali Kawni Village in district Pulwama is suffering from the unavailability of water in their fields. Irrigation Pump was supposed to be functional by 2018 but till date, the pump is not functional. 100 households have to make ground to nearby Jehlum river for water, or else […]

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