‘Bandi Pethir’ – Kashmiri Folk Art on The Verge of Extinction

Video By: Basharat Amin | Article By: Nusrat Ali The traditional theatre art of Kashmir which has played a crucial role in communication in the past hundreds of years is called as ‘Bandi Pethir’. The artists are giving away this folk form of theatre and the art is on the decline from the last several […]

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Nari Niketan Mendhar in Dilapidated State, Inmates Suffer

Video By: Wahied Akhter | Article By: Nusrat Ali Nari Niketan located at Mendhar poonch with 30 female inwards lacks basic facilities – the girls and women living under this Nari Niketan complain of lack of different facilities. There are seven such home for women in jammu division and this Nari Niketan is one among […]

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Pulwama Boys Created a Cheap Model to Generate Electricity

Video By: Jahan Ara Khaliq | Article By: Nusrat Ali Suhail Ahmad Parray, a student and Sameer Ahmad Najar, a plumber by profession of Padgampora, Awantipora, Pulwama, both in their teens have successfully generated electricity, equal to 7 electric lamps from indigenous turbine. They have spent INR 10,000 to develop this model and it takes […]

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Sawalkot Dam: Who’s Development and at What Cost?

Video By: Tahir Mushtaq | Article By: Nusrat Ali In Ramban the people whose properties are going to be broken down for the creation of dam on Chenab river have been protesting against the unfair compensation being allocated to them by the authorities. This project has received clearance from the Indian environment ministry’s ‘Expert Appraisal […]

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World Health Day: Inside India’s Public Health Centres

Video By: Sharaz Sikander | Article By:  Alankrita Anand According to the Health Ministry, 61% of the Primary Health Centres (PHC) in the country function with only one doctor and almost 8% with none. Ideally, each PHC should have a minimum of two doctors along with three nurses, a lab technician and a pharmacist. The on-ground reality, however, cuts […]

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Sumaya, A Girl Who Bats Stereotypes From Shopian Kashmir

Video by: Basharat Amin | Article by: Nusrat Ali Sumaya Jaan, from Kachdora Shopian is a new face of Cricket in Kashmir who is trying to make her career in the sports. She at her younger age started playing in local cricket events and eventually got a chance to represent J&K through Jammu Kashmir Cricket […]

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Reviving the Rabab, a Traditional Instrument from the Kashmir Valley

Video By: Abid Salaam | Article By: Alankrita Anand A group of filmmakers from Kashmir recently paid a musical tribute to popular television series Game of Thrones, also a tribute to Kashmir and its natural beauty. The video, which is being used by the state’s tourism ministry, is making waves across the internet. The six-minute long composition brings […]

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Impact: 65 Year Old Widow Gets Her Old Age Pension After 4 Years

Video By: Rafiqa Bano   | Article By: Nusrat Ali 65 year old widow, Mugli from Alam Gachu Budgam village was not provided old age pension fund by the Social Welfare Department for 3 years. Mugli had submitted her application form but she lives in a far flung area and could not afford to go to […]

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Having Fled Myanmar, Many Rohingya Now Face Prejudice in Jammu

Video by: Basharat Amin | Article by: Shreya Kalra “We’re not here in Jammu and Kashmir illegally,” says Siraj Mustafa, holding up his UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) identification card. For the time being, Siraj has shelter — albeit only temporarily, as his UN identity card will expire on 30 March 2018 and once […]

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