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Harrowing pictures from Kashmir in the ‘bloody’ 2018

Harrowing pictures from Kashmir in the ‘bloody’ 2018

Khan Khawar Achakzai “Where can I write my latest account of the body’s incarnation? It’s the end of what was bound to end! Where is that which ends? Where can I free myself of the homeland in my body?”, Mahmud Darvish. The year 2018 has been one of the bloodiest in Kashmir’s history. There have […]

 Waseem Dar

Photostory: The bloodied Sunday in Kulgam

Photostory: The bloodied Sunday in Kulgam

Laroo, a village in volatile Kulgam district in South Kashmir witnessed affecting scenes portraying a deep loss and melancholy. On 21st October 2018, Sunday morning ten people lost their lives including seven civilians and three armed fighters. On 20th of October 2018, Indian troops had laid down a midnight cordon around a dozen houses in […]

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Photo Story: Amarnath Pilgrims at Baltal Base Camp

Photo Story: Amarnath Pilgrims at Baltal Base Camp

Waseem Dar Amarnath cave is a Hindu shrine located in Jammu and Kashmir. The cave is situated in the snow clad mountains of South Kashmir about 141 km from Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. According to Hindus, the shrine forms an important part of Hinduism, and is considered to be one of […]

 Ubair Ul Hameed

Photostory: Shrunz Fall, The Emerging Water Tourism Destination

Photostory: Shrunz Fall, The Emerging Water Tourism Destination

Shrunz Fall is located on Ningli stream in North Kashmir’s Baramulla District. The area is rich in flora and fauna and is beautified with pine and fir trees. It is exactly in lap of Pir Panjal Mountain range. The fall is about 22 km from Srinagar-Muzafarabad national highway when one takes a turn at Tapper, […]

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Photo Story: Torch festival at Aishmuqam shrine

Photo Story: Torch festival at Aishmuqam shrine

People in Kashmir celeberated the torch festival and burnt Mashals (also known as Zool in local language) at Shrine of Sufi saint Baba Zaina-ud-din Wali at Aishmuqam village of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on 30, April, 2018. Performing the traditional ‘dambael’, some revellers ripped apart their shirts in excitement while chanting “Zain Shah chui Baadshah (Zain […]

 Aasif shafi

Photo Story: Martand Sun Temple, Then and Now

Photo Story: Martand Sun Temple, Then and Now

The Martand temple is an ancient Hindu temple in the heart of Islamabad (Anantnag) , a southern most district of Jammu and Kashmir. It was built by the third ruler of Karkota dynasty , Lalitaditya Muktapida , in the 8th century CE. Martand is a Sanskrit name for Hindu Sun-God . It was dedicated to […]

 Sharafat Ali

Photo Story: Eisa Fazili’s room recalling his memories

Photo Story: Eisa Fazili’s room recalling his memories

It was 08 April, Sunday; I was sleeping on my cozy bed as it was dark and raining outside. I had no plan to go anywhere. I was feeling exhausted as I had returned from a week long hectic journey a day before. So, my plans were to stay at home with my family. After […]

 Waseem Dar

Photo Story: Shades of Conflict

Photo Story: Shades of Conflict

Witnessing human rights abuses such as torture, detentions, trauma, extrajudicial killings and rapes every day at the hands of the Indian troops, Kashmiri people have been robbed of their basic rights. Being worst sufferers of conflict and prime victims of violence, they have been exposed to different kinds of vulnerabilities. They have lost their rights, […]

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Photo Story: Humanity lost in a well

Photo Story: Humanity lost in a well

Mumin Gul   One fine foggy morning, I was accompanied with my friend, Kaif to click around the streets of Downtown of Srinagar. While we were taking shots around Makhdoom Sahib, we spotted an old well which was built during the era of Mughal Empire. We could hear the cries coming from the well, sadly […]

 Sharafat Ali

A Visit to Newborn – Photostory

A Visit to Newborn – Photostory

I compiled this photo series while heading towards Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Hospital situated in Indian Controlled Kashmir. This actually happened when I received a phone call from my cousin, informing me about the birth of his newborn baby, whom we later named Abraham. While hearing this good news I was flying in the air, full […]