Stories for: Sana Altaf

Breaking the silence of Kashmiri Cinema

"I want people to watch the theater which has emanated from this society. Borrowed interpretation only blurs the real image of a society.”

Using disability to help enable change

Javed Tak did not let his disability, enforced by a gun attack amidst conflict, get in the way of becoming a hero for the physically challenged youth of Kashmir.

Infertility, stress leading health problems among Kashmiri women

Women in the valley are increasingly facing infertility and other stress-related illnesses, leading to stigmatised lifestyles.

Family debts and poverty increases child labour in Kashmir

“I have taken debt from people and I have to pay it back. If my son won’t help me with it, who will?”

Dearth of IT sector hampers Kashmir growth

This has not only added to the unemployment issues but has also forced thousands of Kashmiri youth to leave home for IT related jobs elsewhere.

Kashmir’s film industry longs for life

Marred by conflict and government negligence, Kashmir's film industry continues to fight for revival despite its glorious past.

Mothers of the disappeared

The calm of her life was shattered in January 1996 when a few gunmen barged into her house and took her three sons along with them – two of them were found dead in the morning.

Conflict takes centre stage in Kashmir

In this media gallery brings you images from a series of plays that took place at a two-day long National...

Reviving theatre in the Kashmir valley

A two-day-long National Theatre Seminar in Srinagar, titled 'Koshur Theatre', depicted life during conflict in Kashmir.

Childhood lost to bullets

Ibrahim had gone to the market in his area Maisuma, Srinagar, to buy butter - he still lives today but that was the last day he ever spoke or walked.


Judiciary and tolerance

Strains already

Antisocial media

Instant ‘justice’


Scope of suo motu

Another attack on the media

Army security for polio teams

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