Born from a dream to discover and tell the truth, The Varmul Post has established itself as the only English language weekly news magazine focusing on North Kashmir. With a print circulation and reach across North Kashmir, The Varmul Post is also available in a digital edition. While other publications take a broader approach to news in Kashmir, The Varmul Post dives deep into the issues that concern the people of Northern areas of state, combining the best of local reportage with professional level editorial standards.
The simple desire to share the truth can have a profound and life-changing effect. Having completed their post-graduation in Mass Communication in 2009, two young men from Baramulla, Noor Ul Haq and Muneeb Ul Haq, had found attractive career options in India but as enthusiastic youngsters committed to high journalistic standards, they could not fail to notice that their native place lacked strong and objective reportage. While other parts of Kashmir were served well by local newspapers, the same could not be said about North Kashmir. The two often discussed this lacuna and in 2014, decided to take upon themselves the task of filling it. This desire essentially became a harbinger of an idea called The Varmul Post.
Muneeb ul Haq is the editor-in-chief of The Varmul Post, the only English-language newspaper focusing on Northern part of Kashmir.
He has oversight of both digital and print editions. Previously he has worked in technical and editorial roles for News9, a leading news channel based in Bangalore. As Research Lead at Mindwise, he supervised a team of 32 field researchers focusing on electoral analysis in West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka. He also has experience of independent reportage and documentary filmmaking in collaboration with Spring Thunder Films, Bangalore.
He is based in Sopore, Kashmir.
Noor Ul Haq is Associate Editor of The Varmul Post with a primary focus on news mining and reporting.
He has extensive experience in the print and digital communication fields including media outreach for NDTV; communications research for Doordarshan and managing media relations for local TV channels. He has also worked with regional news publications in the capacity of sub-editor and reporter.
Noor holds dual Masters degrees in Human Communication and Political Science.