Convergence Of Gujjar, Bakarwal and Kashmiris

Convergence Of Gujjar, Bakarwal and Kashmiris

Gujjars being predominantly semi-nomadic and half-settled, Bakarwals happen to be the real ‘rolling stones’. Both descend down towards lowland pastures and plains from Greater Himalayas (Gujjars) and lower Siwalik ranges (Bakarwals) for more than transhumance.  This seasonal resettling in and around the local Kashmiri habitations facilitates the mixing up of the three ethnicities; Kashmiris, Gujjars, … Read more

Number of Female Drug Addicts in Kashmir on Rise

Female drug addicts in Kashmir on rise

Drug abuse in Kashmir is increasing rapidly. Substance abuse among teenagers and young people is becoming a trend these days. Now women are becoming more and more involved in drug abuse and becoming peddlers as well. According to the survey conducted by the United Nations Drug Control Program, there are about 70,000 addicts in Kashmir, … Read more

The ralmill seller of Lal Chowk;  A 65-year-old lone bread earner

The ralmill seller of Lal Chowk;  A 65-year-old lone bread earner

A mix of emotions is apparent on the face of Bashir Ahmed Reshi, like the mix of various ingredients seen in ralmill while narrating his double decadal journey as a snack cart vendor. Ralmill, a traditional snack, is a mix of various ingredients such as chopped dry dates, roasted peanuts, coloured candies including the mimosa sugar … Read more

Cat tragedy and Tale Of Justice

Kashmir: The Tale Of Justice

Last month a video was highly circulated across all the social media platforms. The heart-wrenching video of a cat who passed away due to the negligence of the staff of a government veterinary hospital. Ground Report did an exclusive story on that video and the owner a young girl who previously had not revealed much … Read more

Who is Basant Rath and Why he wants to join politics?

Who is Basant Rath and Why he wants to join politics?

Senior IPS official Basant Kumar Rath announced his resignation on social media on Sunday, saying he wanted to join electoral politics in Jammu and Kashmir. A controversial police officer, who has several admirers in the Kashmir valley, posted his resignation letter on social media. “I wish to resign from the Indian Police Service so that … Read more

From Jammu Kashmir to Everest and Ladakh, the risk of floods increases

From Jammu Kashmir to Everest and Ladakh, the risk of floods increases

As global temperatures continue to rise and glaciers melt faster, new research suggests the risk of flooding in the Himalayas of Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir and the Tibetan Plateau could triple. Jammu and Kashmir are bracing for the risk of flash flooding after a spring heat wave accelerated the melting of glaciers in the Himalayas. Glacial lakes … Read more

Rising above disability: Shaheel Mohammad, Founder of Special cell of Kashmir University

Rising above disability: Shaheel Mohammad, Founder of Special cell of Kashmir University

“Life is always a struggle. And when a person is specially-abled, with some social or physical problems, this struggle worsens. The battles of life faced by disabled people are tougher than normal humans”, said Shaheel Mohammad. A resident of Anantnag has been battling life since the age of 3 years. It was back then, that … Read more

Why are Sheep dying in Kashmir?

Why Sheeps are dying in Kashmir

Climate change Killing livestock in Kashmir| Naveed Ul Haq : At least 70 livestock which include sheep, goat and some cows were killed due heavy rains and untimely snowfall in Kashmir. During summers shepherd families go to graze their livestock in the high altitude areas of Budgam. This is their yearly ritual. In the month of … Read more

Normal Life Disrupted: Rain cause flash floods in Jammu and Kashmir

Normal Life Disrupted: Rain cause flash floods in Jammu and Kashmir

Heavy rain hit parts of Jammu and Kashmir causing flash floods and landslides in several districts of the Union Territory. The flood and irrigation department sounded the flood alert on the Jhelum river when the water level crossed the 21-foot mark at Sangam in the Anantnag district, which is a flood warning mark. Due to … Read more

Climate Change is real: Srinagar records coldest June day in 48 years

Climate Change is real: Srinagar records coldest June day in 48 years

Continuous intermittent rains in Kashmir have brought the winter chill back to Kashmir as Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital Srinagar recorded the coldest June day in nearly five decades on Tuesday at 15.0 degrees Celsius. Amid intermittent rains in Jammu and Kashmir, the mercury stabilized below normal in many places including Srinagar, Qazigund, Pahalgam, Kupwara, … Read more