The “Middlemen” and the “Brokers”!

Kashmir had the tradition of the “Middlemen” for marriages and the “Brokers” for properties. Now these service providers seem to have mushroomed all over in every sphere of life!


Most of the marriages in Kashmir till recently were arranged by the “Middlemen” or the “Middle women” known in Kashmiri as “Manzimyore”. This is a very old institution in which both men and women took part in bringing together families for marriage. These people would be surveying all the localities More

A year without Izhar

We need to know our story:Izhar knew his

Showkat Shafi

They say loving  the people we know allows us to know the people we love. And I  would say  Izhar Wani, had mastered this art.  With his early demise from the life’s  stage one year back this day, Izhaar, the  Agence France-Presse (AFP) bureau chief in Kashmir, left his More

The NC Legacy….

…...and the political history of Kashmir. The bond inseparable

Dr. Abdul Majid Siraj

India is construed as the largest democracy on Earth and by its own definition democracy integrates opinion of a system of government by the whole population.  The National Conference leaders from the time of Sheikh Muhammad Abdulla to Omar Abdullah are making news by asserting their right to More

Name matters

No matter what the news, it's always the name which attracts viewers. Sanjay Dutt is a case in point

Muhammad Kamran Shamshad

When most of the people switch on their television box, they zap straight to their favourite soap operas and enjoy watching it. Few of them who are interested in news and developments from around the world, watch news channels. They religiously watch news channels hoping they will be provided with More

  • Kashmir

Boy,16,booked under PSA

Hazratbal residents protest: Police say ‘he is threat to peace’


Srinagar, Apr 3: While the J&K government is facing flak from rights bodies over booking ‘minors’ under the controversial Public Safety Act (PSA), authorities have slapped PSA on a 16-year-old boy More

  • Srinagar City

No respite for inundated Rawalpora-Rangreth localities

Water levels rise as ‘political family’ upholds canal blockade


Srinagar, Apr 3: The Rawalpora-Rangreth stretch of the south City, including the only road to prestigious industrial estate at Rangreth and the old Airport continued to be inundated amid rainfall Wednesday More

  • Jammu

Omar chairs SAC-CM meet

‘Popular application of science must’

Jammu, Apr 3: Taking appraisal of the progress made on identified issues relating to utilization of modern sciences to help economic transformation and job-creation in the State, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah More

  • South Asia

44 killed in Taliban attack

Herat, Apr 3: Taliban militants stormed an Afghan court today, killing at least 44 people in a bid to free insurgents standing trial, officials said, in the deadliest attack for more than a year.  More

  • GKeducation&career

More aspirants,fewer seats

Students continue to suffer every year as fewer Varsities in the valley offer limited seats for pursuing various post-graduate courses



After finishing three-year degree courses in colleges, most of the students of the valley who want to pursue higher education have to suffer because of the limited intake capacity in few universities of More

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