All stories by Umar Ganie
After 12 years, Kashmir's Pushkar celebrationsRediff.com25 Nov 2021
Minimum temperatures have plummeted below the freezing point across the Kashmir Valley, but pilgrims from all over India can be seen taking a dip at Shadipora located at the confluence of the Jhelum river and Sindh stream in the Ganderbal district of central Kashmir these days.
Who says my husband was a terrorist?Rediff.com17 Nov 2021
On Wednesday, dentist Dr Mudasir Gul's widow, carrying her 18-month-old child in her arms, wept and angrily demanded evidence that her husband -- who was slain during a firefight between security forces and terrorists in Hyderpora, Srinagar, on Monday evening -- was an over the ground worker.
Nature Paints Kashmir In VermilionRediff.com16 Nov 2021
The arrival of autumn in Srinagar marks its presence by changing the chinar leaves to orange-red.
Life comes to STANDSTILL in KashmirRediff.com2 Sep 2021
Curfew-like restrictions were imposed in Kashmir on Thursday, September 2, following Syed Ali Shah Geelani's death.
Vidya's Day Out in KashmirRediff.com8 Feb 2021
Umar Ganie captures glimpses of Vidya Balan and Arbaaz Khan's visit to Kashmir for Rediff.com.
PIX: 75 days later, govt offices reopen in KashmirRediff.com6 Jun 2020
There are 3,324 coronavirus cases in Jammu and Kashmir.
COVID-19: It's curtains for Asia's largest tulip gardenRediff.com14 Apr 2020
Can't step out owing to the coronavirus scare? Don't worry, here are some beautiful images from Srinagar's Tulip Garden.
'How much does the govt want to punish us Kashmiris?'Rediff.com29 Aug 2019
An almost complete communications blackout has been imposed in Kashmir since August 5 after the Narendra Modi-led government moved to scrap the region's special status. Kashmiris outside the state are most affected by the inability to contact their families back home and not knowing what's happened to them. Umar Ganie listens to some voices of anguish, even anger.
J-K flag removed from civil secretariat in SrinagarRediff.com25 Aug 2019
Many Kashmiris termed the removing of that state flag as a "saddest moment for the J&K's history." Umar Ganie/Rediff.com reports from Srinagar.
Being a journalist in locked-down KashmirRediff.com23 Aug 2019
Practising journalism has never been easy in the volatile Kashmir Valley. But since the state's special status was revoked, it's become almost impossible for the media to go about their job, reports Umar Ganie/Rediff.com.
Asia's largest tulip garden in full bloomRediff.com9 Apr 2019
A treat for eyes and the soul -- that is the tulip festival in Srinagar! Tourists have been flocking the famous tulip garden in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar ever since it opened for visitors last Sunday.
What it means to be a journalist in KashmirRediff.com16 Jun 2018
Journalists working in the Kashmir valley sometimes face the worst attacks from protesters, mourners and many a time from the security forces, says Photographer Umar Ganie.
Separatist's daughter is CBSE Class 12 topper in J&KRediff.com26 May 2018
Sama Shabir Shah says she used to study outside Tihar Jail while waiting for hours to be allowed to meet her father.
PHOTOS: Dhoni interacts with students at DPS SrinagarRediff.com28 Nov 2017
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is also a honorary Lt. Col in the Indian Army, appreciated the school's contribution for the visually impaired children.
CRPF martyr's wife, daughter hoist flag in SrinagarRediff.com15 Aug 2017
'I will join the armed forces like my father,' says Arna Kumar, 6, whose father CRPF Commandant Pramod Kumar was killed by terrorists last Independence Day.
Missing soldier Zahoor Ahmed has joined us, claims HizbulRediff.com29 Jul 2017
Zahoor, a resident of Pulwama district in South Kashmir, was reported absconding since July 5 night by the army unit located in Gantmulla area of Baramulla.
Two weeks old militant returns home deadRediff.com12 Jul 2017
Went to buy ice-cream. Businessman-turned militant returns home dead.
'The attack will bring a bad name to Kashmir'Rediff.com11 Jul 2017
Kashmiris protest against the killing of Amarnath pilgrims.
'Shutting bus door saved many lives'Rediff.com11 Jul 2017
'I think Allah gave me the strength to keep driving.' 'He gave me the foresight not to stop the bus.' 'The firing went on and on. It just did not stop.' 'And I kept driving.'
With 64 deaths, Kashmir sees its bloodiest Ramzan yetRediff.com24 Jun 2017
42 terrorists, 7 civilians and 15 security personnel have lost their lives since May 15.