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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Budgam Wood Carver Made Creative Art Out of Traditional Work

Video By: Rafiqa Bano | Article By: Nusrat Ali Ali Mohammad Najar, a 47 year old carpenter lives at Shunglipora which is 45 Kms away from the town of Budgam in central Kashmir. He is known for carving wood designs and making decorative pieces. He is specialized in making wooden utensils. Having been born in […]

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Kamran Yousuf, A Rising Photojournalist Learns He’s Been Arrested By NIA While Watching News

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By: Nusrat Ali Kamran Yousuf is a freelance Kashmiri photojournalist. He was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), India’s federal anti-terror organization, on 5 September 2017 and has been in police custody since. Kamran has been alleged of anti-national activities and a kingpin to lead anti-India protests and […]

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Impact: Mehraj Received Financial Assistance Under PMEGP

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By: Nusrat Ali Mehraj Ahmad from Pulwama’s Kalampora lost his left arm during an accident in 2015. Head of the family who used to support his family financially, did not loose courage and has been able to stand up once more and is fulfilling his financial needs by running […]

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Sheikh Community: The Ugly Reality of Caste Discrimination in Kashmir

Video By: Abid Salaam | Article By: Nusrat Ali The Sheikh colony located in Baramulla is an apt example of discrimination and official apathy. Ishtiyaq Ahmad Sheikh is a local boy of this colony who makes brooms and sells them door to door. Ishtiyaq left his studies after lacking support at school level. He stopped […]

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2014 Kashmir Floods: Of Broken Promises and Unpaid Compensation

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By: Nusrat Ali In September 2014, floods struck Kashmir valley which resulted in heavy damages to property and business. 80,000 people were badly suffered who lost their homes and business. Floods caused an immediate loss of Rs. 5,400-5,700 crore to the state’s economy. There are 80 shopkeepers in Malangpora […]

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Demanding Regularization-JKSPDC Daily Wagers on Indefinite Strike

Video By: Afroza Mahed | Article By: Nusrat Ali JKSPDC (Jammu and Kashmir state power development corporation) daily wagers and casual employees are in protest against the state and have been asking the department to regularize them. One of such employee is Fayaz Ahmed whose left arm was injured during work. Employees blame govt of […]

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Seth Rafi, A Renowned Artist – Living a Paralyzed Life

Video By: Nadiya Shafi | Article By : Nusrat Ali Seth Rafi is a household name in Kashmir’s cinema. He is an actor who has worked in dozens of Kashmiri comedy serials and written scripts, he is also a director and writer. His acting would make thousands of Kashmiris nostalgic. He would act and people […]

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Apple Growers of the Kashmir Valley Aggrieved Over Low Market Rate of Apples

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By: Nusrat Ali Jammu and Kashmir is the largest apple producing State in India at 11.2 metric tonnes, which accounts for 71% of national production. But Valley fruit growers are facing huge losses with its low rate in Indian markets and with hike in inputs used and carriage taking […]

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Negligence of Power Department leads to Death of Mushtaq Ahmad, a Laborer

Video By: Nadiya Shafi | Article By: Nusrat Ali Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat, son of Abdul Khaliq Bhat, a resident of Goripora Rainawari, tragically died of an electric shock on 5th March 2017 while he was repairing a wire  atop an electric pole in Badshah Chowk, Srinagar when current was switched on suddenly at the sub-station […]

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