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Promoting Peace through Positive Actions

Promoting Peace through Positive Actions

Palhalan, Kashmir: Hailing from village Tantraypora, I have always been dedicated towards working for the welfare of the community. This quest led me to be engaged with the project “Promoting Localized Empowering Action for Peace and Stability” in Jammu &...
Impact of Disaster on Children: Kashmir Flood Case

Impact of Disaster on Children: Kashmir Flood Case

    Written By : Ms.Essar Batool, Former Project Coordinator, Emergency Humanitarian Support in J&K   Opening lines of a write up have never been truer. The impending danger and the unpredictability of damage caused by disasters, natural or man-made, turn them...
A Traveler’s Diary

A Traveler’s Diary

  Kashmir: Something surreal about sitting with your feet in ice cold water, back to the sun, picking stones from the river at Pahalgam on a weekday afternoon. Mirroring the disjointed images of a fractured beautiful landscape that I have travelled over the last few...
Women Self – Help Groups in Kashmir

Women Self – Help Groups in Kashmir

  Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir:  Self-help Groups have the potential to inculcate a spirit of entrepreneurship at the grassroots level. It is the need of the hour, especially at a time of global recession when we need to promote traditional livelihoods and home-based...
Tibetans of Kashmir

Tibetans of Kashmir

  Tibetan Colony of Kashmir is still an enigma for most of the Kashmiris. Many people do not know about them. After converting to Islam, these people migrated to Kashmir from Tibet around 1960. They settled in Srinagar city in the areas of Hawal, Eidgah and Gulshan...
Silver Lining

Silver Lining

I remember the day when I visited Maulaabad in Pattan, Jammu and Kashmir. A charming little village surrounded by trees and greenery, but still reeling under the margin of underdevelopment. However, it was heartening to meet few women folk of the village who through...
THE ROAD TO PEACE

THE ROAD TO PEACE

“Peace is not merely absence of conflict.” This clichéd statement clearly provides an ample scope for defining “peace” in an individual way, more importantly diminishing the usual, dangerous interpretation of labeling mere absence of conflict or violence as a peaceful...
Silk Cycle: A Photo Essay

Silk Cycle: A Photo Essay

Kashmir has been famous for its silk production since ages and can also be traced in Kalhana’s Rajtrangni. With the passage of time, silk production in the state declined considerably over a period of nearly 50 years. According to reports, the cocoon production in...

Domestic Violence on rise in the Valley

Domestic Violence on rise in the ValleyFriday, 07 Jun 2013 Afsana Rashid     Incidents of domestic violence in Kashmir are on the rise. Women generally don’t speak about it and consider it a part of their destiny and live with it. Most of them are reluctant to lodge...
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