Government is Killing Creativity – Kashmir’s Young Scientist Lacks Support

Video By: Sajad Shah |Article By: Sajad Rasool Mohammad Touseef Thokar a 10th class student of Govt Higher Secondary School Nihama Kulgam received National IGNITE Award in 2015. Touseef came up with an idea “Pebble indicating system for cooking vessel”. Touseef hails from remote Kashmiri village Bagbal Khuri Batpora of Kulgam district. He was awarded […]

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Kashmir Unrest: This is What Transporters and Street Vendors say About ‘Hartal’ Politics

Video By: Sadaf Khursheed | Text By: Sajad Rasool The shutdowns and protests during 2016 Kashmir unrest which erupted after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Burhan Wani in an encounter badly hit the local economy. Our Community Correspondent from Sopore, Sadaf Khursheed talked to some local transporters and street vendors and here is what […]

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2016’s Last Funeral – the Killing of a Kashmiri Policeman

Video By: Abid Salam | Text By: Sajad Rasool Abdul Karim a 40 year old police constable from Mawar area of Handwara was shot dead on 31st December 2016 by unknown gunmen. Karim was on his duty when he was fired upon. A huge number of local people attended his funeral. “this is an act […]

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Return of the Needle – This Kashmiri Duo is Reviving Kashmir’s ‘Dying Art’ Innovatively

Video By: Nadiya Shafi | Text By: Sajad Rasool Omaira and Binish, the young duo from Srinagar has been receiving applauds for an endevour to revive the old hand made art of Kashmir. Private teachers by profession, Binish Bashir and Omaira Qayoom established Craft World Kashmir- An online ordering shop of crochet bootees, key chains, […]

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A Visit Inside J&K’s First ‘Cashless’ Village

Video By: Rafiqa Bano | Text By: Sajad Rasool Lanura Budgam village is located at a distance of 24 Kms from Srinagar city. The village was declared to be the first ‘cashless’ village by J&K Government on 18 December 2016. The declaration of Lanura being a cashless village stunned local villagers. The village lacks basic […]

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Kashmir Transport Industry Left High and Dry During Unrest, Incur Massive Financial Losses

Video by: Abid Salam |Text By: Sajad Rasool The public transport across Kashmir remained suspended during the unrest of 2016. Our CC from Baramula, Abid Salam met some transporters and drivers who earn their livelihood by this sector and seeks their opinion on how they suffered due to continued unrest in Kashmir. As per figures […]

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Traditional Bone-Settler, ‘Wartten Gor’ of Budgam

Video By: Rafiqa Bano | Text By: Sajad Rasool Traditional bone setting is quite popular in India. Traditional bone setters (TBS) are one of the largest specialist groups practicing traditional medicine in Kashmir. These are the indigenous specialists who have never been to any medical college but are able to treat many orthopedic problems effectively. […]

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Hand Made Carpet Art on Decline in Kashmir

Video By: Sajad Shah | Text By: Sajad Rasool Kulgam, Kashmir: The Handmade carpets of Kashmir are world famous. But with the introduction of machine made carpets, the demand for this exquisite matting from Kashmir has saw decline in demand. The old carpet makers are finding it difficult to find new trainees for this craft.This […]

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