Months after the eviction notices and demolition drives, the administration is now holding outreach programmes and tours to make people aware about FRA as well as to prepare assessment reports on its implementation. Forest dwellers, on the other hand, are waiting to return to their summer houses with a hope of a new beginning.
Dented by discord and diminished demand, prominent Papier-maché art has now become only a means of survival for its Kashmiri artisans previously hailed for their “golden hands”. While the new generation remains reluctant to enter the field, the veterans fear the imminent fading of the paper art. This documentary gives you an inside look of centuries-old Papier-maché’s present day plight and picture.
A recently tabled Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) report not only highlighted the failure of many government departments in following the roadmap for the development in the region but has also pointed out the inadequate response of J&K government to the audit reports.
Sudden circular from RTO Kashmir recently paved way to a massive crackdown against the non-JK number vehicles in the valley. Seeking re-registration and additional tax within a set period of time has only created a new distress wave in Kashmir.
As a pack of strays pounced on a Pulwama kid and mauled him to death recently, the outcry over canine terror has once again reverberated in the valley.
Post-2014 deluge, springtime showers are perpetually spreading the flood scare making people of Kashmir paranoid about the gauge meters. Part of problem is compounded by ineffective drainage system and unscientific waste disposal. This Kashmir Observer Explained tries to map the menace when drainage is already overflowing due to drizzle.
Triggered by the revision of the mutton prices by the government, mutton retailers and butchers have closed their shops across the valley. The closure has not only put an halt to mutton; a go-to-food for most of the Kashmiris but also led to a whopping loss of Rs. 400 crore in just 4 months. Here is the matter explained.
Blending homemade folk music with fusion, Kashmir’s contemporary melody-makers are floating musical alliances to create a distinct sound in the market. Following the same trend, these young Kashmiri artists are reviving traditional musical instruments by making beat-boxing known to the valley.
To everyone’s surprise, Kashmiri students have once again shown zeal with their performances in the board exams despite facing the odds amidst lockdowns and 2g internet. The bar has been set even higher with the story of Parveen Ayoub whose journey is a perfect example of hard-work and perseverance.
Choosing to call himself “specially-abled” rather than disabled as few people around him think he is, a 23-year-old law student, Sayer Abdullah who lost his right arm in an accident sacredly chases his passion for off-road driving despite the odds.