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Cups of Nun Chai (2020), published by Yarbal Books, is an archive of stories that give a glance into the extraordinary lives of ordinary people affected by the Kashmir conflict. Led by the 2010 civilian uprising in the valley post the killing of 17 year-old-boy Tufail Mattoo, the book attests to the loss of lives, power dynamics in politics, influence of the nation-state on the commonfolk, leaping into the normalization of political violence and death…

Srinagar: Earning laurels after years of hard work by making it to the big screen, a 25-year-old youth from north Kashmir’s Kupwara district has featured in an Amazon premiered Web Series ‘Tandav’. Tandav, a political drama web series has been directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. Besides prominent Bollywood face Saif Ali Khan, who portrays the role of a powerful politician, the nine-episode series features Dimple Kapadia, Sunil Grover, Kumud Misra, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub,…

Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday said that Jammu- Kashmir is an oasis of talent and asked the budding youngsters to come forward to reap maximum benefit from programmes like ‘SHAURYA’ to channelize their potential in the right direction. The Lieutenant Governor observed this during JK’s biggest talent hunt-cum-music concert show “SHAURYA”, which was organized at SKICC by Army’s Northern Command “to commemorate the martyrs of 1971”. The winners performed in an exciting fusion…

Extolled for getting Onassis AIR Emergency Fellowship at the moment, Suhail Naqshbandi swears to deliver his mastery through the sheet that is already replete with a quality of endurance to the trained and untrained set of eyes. When children of his age, cocooned in privilege, were discovering Pink Floyd, he was trying to make sense of the pandemic of death and grey weather that continues to besiege his homeland till this date. At 16 and…

In melancholic matrix of 2020, a melody amid myriad musical tracks struck the right chords with a poignant plot and captivating camera frames. Unlike driving and singing, like in Ride Home, or the flaring pitch on frosty banks of Dal Lake, as in Like a Sufi, Mohammad Muneem Nazir of Alif is standing in a mass grave — dealing with the dead and deadpan expressions in his new composition. The opening takes you inside some…

Come winter and people keep longing for snowfall. Like its dancing flakes of varying patterns, snowfall brightens the faces of people with jubilance. Though the reasons for merry vary, like the shapes of falling flakes, the cause of celebration for artists, in particular the amateurs, is different. After piling a heap of snow, Nadeem Hussain, a young man in his twenties is gliding his long fingers over the face of snow replica to carve out…