Young Entrepreneur Revives Old Craft in Kashmir

The quality and export of Kashmiri rugs have declined, but one young woman is putting pride and decent wages back into the traditional craft. In a region where such female entrepreneurship is a rarity, she says training makes all the difference.

Kashmiri Breaks Ground in Golf-Course Turf Care

When Nuzhat Gul says her work takes her on to male turf she means literal turf on golf courses. The only woman in all of India to manage the care and grooming of a golf course, she says other women should find openings in the country’s boom in building golf courses.

Kashmir’s Half-Widows Struggle for Fuller Life

The wives of men who have disappeared in India’s Kashmir conflict gather each month holding photos of their husbands in a protest. The “half-widows” are unable to collect pensions or remarry without official word that their husbands are dead.

In Kashmir, Women Police Streets Taliban-Style

Five years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, a group called the Daughters of Islamic Community shows the veiled and thriving face of Islamic fundamentalism in the disputed region of Indian-administered Kashmir.