Articles by Aijaz Nazir
Nov 05, 2018
Kashmir snowfall: Early onset brings down electricity, fruit trees; traffic and daily life come to haltThe snowfall in Kashmir usually begins in late December, timed with the onset of Chali-Kalan, the 40-day period that marks the coldest time in winter
Feb 28, 2018
Prospect of Islamic State in Kashmir is a frightening one in light of group's 'retreat' from Iraq, SyriaWhat makes the IS challenge even more pertinent for Kashmir is that with its 'retreat' from Iraq and Syria, the attacks in the Kashmir Valley can be seen as an attempt by the group to open new battlefields and thereby assert its relevance
Feb 20, 2018
Pahalgam winter festival, showcasing local art and culture, is helping revive tourism in KashmirThe Pahalgam winter festival sees locals set up stalls where they sell crafts and tea, as well as performances of local art forms like Bhand Pather | #FirstCulture
Feb 01, 2018
In Jammu and Kashmir, lack of snowfall, water crisis threaten to leave agriculture, tourism sectors high and dryAlmost everyone in Kashmir opines that this year will be difficult for agriculture and horticulture.
Oct 31, 2017
Article 35A debate: Deferred Supreme Court hearing gives Kashmir a breather, but state, Centre must find a political solutionLocals who have witnessed the 2016 unrest fear Jammu and Kashmir may slide into a disastrous agitation if the Supreme Court repeals Article 35A of the Constitution
Sep 01, 2017
Kashmir hopes for a peaceful Eid as tempers cool down after Burhan Wani's death last yearIt has been a routine in the Valley for the police and paramilitary forces to brace for the possible eruption of protests on congregational prayers whether on Friday, Shab-I-Qadar or Eid prayers.
Aug 11, 2017
Article 35A: Engineer Rashid's offer to join Hurriyat will make little difference to the Kashmiri separatistsEngineer Rashid has offered to quit the post of MLA and join the separatist leadership to "fight for the right of people of the Valley."
Aug 02, 2017
Kashmir unrest: Baramulla, Sopore in North remain calm as South takes lead in anti-India protestsNorth Kashmir has also seen lesser militant activities, despite usual attempts for infiltration from across the LoC.
Jul 29, 2017
Al-Qaeda's Kashmir announcement gets mixed response as locals fear fanatics hijacking struggleAl-Qaeda’s announcement of its entry in Kashmir opens a new chapter in Kashmir’s post-1989 armed local insurgency
Jul 12, 2017
Amarnath Yatra terror attack: Kashmiris vow strike won't smear Valley's famed hospitalityFor many in the tourism industry, the success of Amarnath Yatra this year, before Monday's attack,was to herald a tourist influx in Kashmir. In fact, in the last two weeks after the Eid, tourists too had begun making a beeline to Srinagar.