InFocus

In Focus, a collection of special series of Opinions, Trends and stories from Jammu, known and unknown; culture and heritage, unraveling the places and faces behind political struggles, myths and mysticism, literature and folklore, monuments, cuisine and soulful poetry in detail through a series of regular articles for a set period of time. Here are the first set of In Focus series among many more to come!

story of Siar Baba

Siar Baba: A religious place, not a picnic spot

The days of recreation at Siar Baba are soon to become history. The district administration has decided to put an end to recreational activities...
igloo-like hut majalata jammu

Majalta’s Igloo-like Hut to Attract Tourists

Long gone are the days when igloos were said to be a thing of the Arctic region. One man from Jammu is going to...
school udhampur

School running in dense forest under open sky in Udhampur

They brave wild animals and weather conditions. They learn under the sky but they are not related to Mowgli. We are talking about students...

Now, Jammu & Kashmir to elect sarpanches directly

The state government has approved the proposal to amend the Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act, 1989, for conducting elections of sarpanches directly by...

MPs in Rajya Sabha can now speak Dogri

From the upcoming Monsoon session of the Rajya Sabha, MPs will have an option of speaking in Dogri or any of the 22 scheduled...

This act of Jammu and Kashmir Police leaves internet buzzing

The internet here has been left buzzing with two tales of honesty of Jammu and Kashmir policemen after a special police officer and a...
Rakkhi Devi the granny who built a toilet

Remember Rakkhi Devi? the granny who built a toilet herself?

It was not long back when the 87 year old Rakkhi Devi from Badali village of Udhampur made news. She was in news for...
panjtirthi-jammu-dhakki-temples

Forgotten Treasures of Jammu: Ancient Temples along Panjtirthi Dhakki

Jammu has grown exponentially over the past two decades. Its municipal limits have constantly been pushed over these years. The sharp decline in the...
rajouri village

This village in Rajouri got electricity and road for the first time

Narla Bambal village lies 115 km away from Rajouri city. The village recently got electricity under government scheme, after seven decades of...
world’s highest LPG bottling plant in Leh

9 Things to know about world’s highest LPG bottling plant to run on ...

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), the nation’ largest fuel retailer's Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) bottling plant in Leh district of Jammu & Kashmir, the world’s highest such facility,...

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