The shooting marks yet another violent confrontation this year between Kashmiris and Indian authorities.
Food inspection and hygiene are just two of the potential culprits in a tragedy that has killed 22 children so far.
Smart phones and texting are taking the place of the telegram.
Samuel Evans Stokes spent years trying to persuade his neighbors in the Himalayas to grow apples, giving away plants freely until locals took to apple farming and Indians took to Red Delicious.
A bomb blast near the BJP party headquarters in Bangalore on Wednesday left 16 people injured, including eight policemen.