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‘Change On Its Own’

‘Change On Its Own’

Ilhaq Tantry  Known as the Kashmir’s ‘volatile village’, Palhallan is depiction of its unending turbulence. Graffiti and slogans dotting the la...
The Wullar

The Wullar

Showkat Jan A view of Wullur Lake Wullar Asia’s largest fresh water lake is almost in its dying mode. Located between Bandipora and Sopore, som...
The Hangul Losing Its Ranging Grounds To Livestock In Kashmir

The Hangul Losing Its Ranging Grounds To Livestock In Kashmir

Khursheed Ahmad One October day in 1967, I ambled up the Dachigam Valley in Kashmir. The mulberry, walnut and willow had already turned yellow with...
Shrinking Agricultural Land Spells Doom For Kashmir

Shrinking Agricultural Land Spells Doom For Kashmir

SUHAIL AHMAD A staggering 53,000 hectares of agriculture land have been lost in Jammu Kashmir due to the conversion of agriculture land during the ...
Collective Conscience To Defend Environment Of Choice

Collective Conscience To Defend Environment Of Choice

Zahoor Ragi Bio Medical Waste Rules 1998 of India defines Biomedical Waste as any waste which is generated during the diagnosis, treatment or immun...
How Kashmir Is Damaging Its Ecological And Economic Powerhouses

How Kashmir Is Damaging Its Ecological And Economic Powerhouses

Athar Parvaiz Over 1000 small and large water bodies across Kashmir do not only add to the beauty of this idyllic valley, but also play an importan...
Ecology And Environment: Crisis And Remedies

Ecology And Environment: Crisis And Remedies

Dr. Abhishek Atrey,  Air Pollution Do you know that 7 million people die in the world every year due to Air Pollution and out of th...
‘Dead Anchar’

‘Dead Anchar’

Ubair Naqshbandi  The nauseating smell and pack of dogs have pounced over the carcass with eagles hovering overhead at Anchar Soura. Unknown of fac...
Dal Lake Conservation In Retrospect

Dal Lake Conservation In Retrospect

Sakib Qadri  A view of Dal Lake during the snowfall. Photo:Zahir Farooq Government  of  Jammu  and  Kashmir  recognized  need  of  requi...
Why Floods Of Sept 2014 Were Calamitous?

Why Floods Of Sept 2014 Were Calamitous?

Sadaf Khan   In September 2014, the Kashmir region suffered disastrous floods across many of its districts caused by torrential rainfal...
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