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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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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Model Village Project Fails to Ease Life in Poonch

Video By: Sharaz Ahmad Sikandar | Article By: Nusrat Ali Islamabad village located in district Poonch was declared as a model village by the Govt of J&K. It means the village besides having basic facilities will also have luxury facilities like, playground, marriage hall and a shopping complex. These facilities were provided and constructed here, […]

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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: People Come To Aid Pulwana Man Disabled By Cross-firing

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By: Nusrat Ali Altaf Ahmad Zargar was returning to his home village Aglar on 19 June 2017 from Pulawama. At Drabgam village Govt forces had laid siege against militants in this village and Altaf was hit by bullets . Being in a poor condition, Altaf was not able to […]

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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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Umar Rashid: An Inspiration, Fighting Disability and Growing High

Video By: Nadiya Shafi | Article By: Nusrat Ali Umar Rashid of Eidgah Srinagar is suffering from Retinitis Pigmentosa since his birth , a young man of Kashmir never gave up and did not quite his studies. Umar was told to quite his studies by parents, after staying at his home for about 2 years […]

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