Gucchi mushroom on the verge of extinction?

Gucchi mushroom on the verge of extinction?

Many experts and scientists are of the belief that Gucchi also spelt as Gicchi, a kind of mushroom found only in the Himalayan region, districts of Jammu and Kashmir and parts of high altitude areas like Himachal Pradesh, and Uttrakhand, is on the verge of a decline. The reason stated is climate change and the … Read more

Meet Umaiya, A Certified makeup artist from Ganderbal, Kashmir

Meet Umaiya, A Certified makeup artist from Ganderbal

In recent years, young girls from Kashmir and come to the forefront to pursue their passions openly. Make-up artistry is something that has now become a profession in recent times in Kashmir. 23 years old Umaiya hails from the Kangan area of district Ganderbal. She is the first make-up artist from her family and area. … Read more

Drug Abuse in Kashmir: Struggling Through Doom

Female drug addicts in Kashmir on rise

One fine day in September year 2019, Saima (name changed) was walking down through her street with her mother when she came across her younger brother’s shop. However, her brother was not there, upon asking she found that her brother had been arrested. “I still remember it was evening time and it had only been … Read more

With Climate Change, Health Issues Have Been On Rise in Kashmir

Although there are those who still dare to deny it, climate change is a reality that is already wreaking havoc around the world, through events such as the melting of the Arctic ice or the development of all kinds of extreme weather events.

Years 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 have proved to be the most challenging years for Kashmiris. People from Kashmir have but “faced” everything with “utmost bravery”. For almost three and a half years, Kashmir has been under constant lockdowns. Be it after the abrogation of Article 370 or be it the COVID-19 lockdowns, Kashmiris have … Read more

Why gender-based violence of any nature is tabooed in Kashmir?

Why gender-based violence of any nature is tabooed in Kashmir?

The recent incident that took place in Shopian from South Kashmir, sent shock waves across the valley. A woman was beaten to death by a peer, a faith healer. And ironically it was her husband who took her to the peer citing some evil spirit had taken over her body. The incident took place on … Read more

PCOS and Kashmiri Women: Apprehensions, Myths and Taboos

Five women are murdered every hour in their homes

26 years old Saima (name changed) is sitting in the waiting room outside the clinic of a very renowned gynaecologist, located in the heart of Srinagar, Lal Chowk. Saima is not the only one there, there are around more than twenty patients waiting, most of them young girls. Their ages ranging from teenagers to young … Read more

Climate Change in Kashmir: Changing Weather, Changing May

Climate Change in Kashmir: Changing Weather, Changing May

Kashmir for the past several years has witnessed alot of changes in the weather. From being extremely cold to being extremely hot. This summer especially is on a boil. And to add to it there are these heavily blowing winds which look like typhoons because they cause severe damage. And at many instances, it looks … Read more