Affan Yesvi
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The writer is a young social activist from Jammu and Kashmir.

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How Covid-19 is helping water-stressed Punjab change its agricultural practices

With the non-availability of labour, farmers shifted to Direct Seeded Rice (DSR), that saves about 20 per cent of water used for agriculture.

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Game changer: Telangana to begin regulating crop pattern

Following herd mentality, farmers produce the same crop. The KCR government move is to make the farmers produce what the market wants.

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Why Haryana doesn't want its farmers to grow rice

In order to save its fast depleting water table, Haryana is disincentivising the cultivation of paddy.

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Why saffron farmers of Kashmir are hopeful of prosperous times

The famed Kashmiri saffron has been granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag, symbolising its exclusivity in the international market.

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How misinformation and rumours made Russian poplar trees surprise victims of Covid-19 in Kashmir

The trees were planted to generate employment for the rural poor and improve environmental conditions.

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Why all poultry-producing states must follow the Haryana example to revive distressed industry

The poultry industry is estimated to be losing Rs 1,500 crore-Rs 2,000 crore per day.

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CORONICLES: Kashmir has seen many lockdowns, but this one beats them all

Kashmiris are used to socialising at the mosques, around street corners and at common compounds.

VARIETY

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How Alberto Uderzo's Asterix comics made me get through Kashmir's lockdowns

As a boy, sitting in my room overlooking the Dal through Kashmir’s many lockdowns, I rolled with laughter at the wit of Rene Goscinny and the artistic genius of Alberto Uderzo.

POLITICS

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Step towards Sharda Peeth: Pakistan's proposal for a corridor to the famed temple breaks the ice in Kashmir rhetoric

All leaders in Kashmir have welcomed the move to open a corridor to Sharada Peeth. Such a step could hold significance for both nations and for worshippers who once visited this temple for pilgrimage.

VOICES

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After Christchurch: We are talking about Islamophobia today. But humanity itself is at stake

There is a sharp spike in Islamophobia globally, and Kashmiriphobia in India. Both are attacks against all goodwill and humanity.