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Agony Inside – A Story From Kashmir

It was a blissful morning. The frosty air was blowing, unleashing the magical music of vibrating leaves. The hem of the Sun was accruing from the mountains painting the atmosphere with gold. Seeing this tranquil atmosphere my soul was craving for a...

EA Sports’ Most Popular Game FIFA 18 Snips Kashmir From India Map

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US game maker EA Sports is set to release its 2018 version of popular football game FIFA. Every year new features are added to the game and FIFA 18 is believed to be the highest grossing X-box/PS game ever. However, this time around the developers...

Behind The Wrong Image: Shoddy Diplomats and Callous Kashmir Media

Yesterday, the news of Maleeha Lodi flashing the picture of Rawia Abu Joma'a, mistaking it for a pellet victim became viral. The shoddy homework of the Pakistani staff at the UN resulted in an uproar in India and Kashmir. In India, the gaffe was...

Why The Banihal Attack Looks So Dodgy

In a recent attack that took place in Banihal town along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, a Head Constable of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) was killed and another ASI injured was seriously injured. The attack took place on Wednesday evening when 3 militants opened fire...

I Was Four Month’s Pregnant When They Killed Him

Colourful Colourless Mornings What is the colour of mornings? All hues in a passing. Red like his blood-drenched clothes. Pale like his lifeless face. Black like the smoke of people gathering around. Wailing. Shouting. Raging. Green like the flag raised on his adeau. Oh, it burns...

2014 Floods In Pictures: Memories From The Deluge

"Three years later, the floods that effaced many memories, have become a bitter sweet memory." The devastating floods of 2014 left the whole of Kashmir shattered. Here are a few notable pictures from the deluge accompanied by excerpts from a blog written by Sauliha Yaseen. "My...

Three Years Later, Remembering The Deluge And What Followed

September 2014: Like any other evening of Dhaka monsoons, it was raining incessantly. The skies were drab and more downpour was likely. My phone screen felt hot and sticky with sweat as I put my phone down after hours of switching between Facebook, Google...

#FreeKamran: Shameful Silence of Kashmir’s Media Corporations

Two days ago, freelance photojournalist Kamran Yusuf was among those arrested by India's National Investigative Agency. From the early part of this year, NIA has been conducting raids on Kashmiri resistance leadership and their cadre. It has also made arrests of businessmen who are...

This Kashmiri Police Constable Quit His Job For The Sake Of Conscience

Rayees said he can bear anything but cannot see his conscience die inside of him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RB0K7FSn08 A video of a constable announcing his resignation from the Jammu and Kashmir police on the "call of his conscience" against the violence in the valley, has gone viral on...

An Eid With No Internet Ban – Eid Mubarak!

Waking up to the chink of crockery, the first thing we do on waking up on Eid is to grab our phones and check for Internet connectivity (nevermind, this is a daily routine for a Kashmiri). The heartbeats become abnormal as the Instagram refuses...

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Six Ways To Stop ‘Braid-Chopping’ Incidents In Kashmir

With over hundred cases of braid-chopping in Kashmir, the incidents have not only created hysteria but also fear in the masses. The government that...

Braid Chopping – Women’s Voices from Downtown

It seems as if the Kashmiris haven’t had enough yet! The bullets and pellets now have a partner in crime to haunt poor valleyites...

Downtown Locks Doors To Braid Chopper

The braid chopper is here... It is neither a supernatural power nor a witch or a ghost. The pattern of it is that as soon...

The Love Birds Of Dystopia

She smacked the table and left the thud restless. This is the beat of her life too -- restless. She grabs her red sling bag...
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