The all-girl rock band Praagaash caused quite a buzz in late 2012 when they competed in Kashmir's Battle of the Bands. Now after a slew of threatening messages on Facebook and a fatwa issued by a top Kashmir cleric, the girls have called it quits.
India and Pakistan have long jostled for control of the Kashmir region along the border of their two countries. That jostling has also led to religious violence, which drove many Hindus out of Kashmir. But now India is encouraging them to come back.
After an ongoing lawsuit, Penguin Books India will recall its book "The Hindus: An Alternative History." News of the recall has made waves in academic circles in India, and spurred sales in the UK and US.
Severe flooding has killed more than 240 in Pakistan and forced thousands more from their homes. With the Pakistani government wrapped in its own political drama, ordinary citizens have taken a central role in relief efforts and documenting the tragedy.
The Indian states of Jammu and Kashmir are dealing with the most devastating floods in a century. Many are calling the floods Kashmir's Katrina. Journalist Basharat Peer returned there to check on his family and his hometown.