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Koshur Rachhav – Decolonising Our Mother Tongue

A couple of months ago, I started to translate the popular Kashmiri folk songs. During the translation of the songs, one of the problems that I faced was that many of the popular songs were nice to hear but I was clueless about the...

A Jar Full Of Home

A post shared by Kayehaan (@kayehaan) on Jul 5, 2017 at 12:45am PDT The weather in this part of the world was brutal, just like most other places which weren’t Kashmir. And if you were from the mountains and had been living...

Rise Of Mental Health Problems In The Valley

It was a sunny Sunday afternoon and Xuhaib was on an assignment to cover clashes in the downtown area of Srinagar. Xuhaib,30, had been covering conflict as a photo journalist for the last 5 years. He was just around 500 meters from his home...

A Journey From India To Kashmir

It was a hot summer day of 2010 when I was returning home from school. I was travelling in a public bus and when I reached Gojwara Chowk in downtown Srinagar, I remember I heard a few tear gas shots. I could sense the...

Supreme Court Of India Refused To Re-Open Pandit Cases

https://twitter.com/baheti_rohan/status/890845481395290112 https://twitter.com/KhurramParvez/status/889808127213920256 On July 23, the Supreme Court of India refused to reopen 215 cases in which 700 Kashmiri Pandits were killed during the 1989-90 unrest in the Valley. Refusing to entertain a plea seeking reprobe for alleged offences against the Kashmiri Pandits during that period,...

NIA Terror Funding Case – Does It Matter For Kashmiris?

Coercion: Will it intensify resistance against oppression and rejuvenate struggle for justice? Recent arrests of resistance leaders and activists by central agencies -- NIA (National Investigation Agency) and ED (Enforcement Directorate) is seen as high-pressure tactics to buckle them under pressure. Indian Express in...

A Half Widow And Her Family – Stories Of Hope And Despair

22 November 2015, while driving back home from a marriage ceremony of my friend it was 9:30 pm when I found someone lying on a street with his head completely dumped into a filthy drain. At first, I thought it is someone dead there,...

9 Incidents Where Indian Courts Set Free The Guilty

A couple of days ago, a military court suspended life sentence punishments against six of army personnel accused of cold blooded muder of 3 youth in Macchil. The fake encounter was proved by their own investigations. Here we analyse more of such instances when justice...

Alleys Of Downtown

An alley of downtown: long but not so long, knotted, wearing light brown rusty caps, exhaling cool shadows, history reclining and sighing, future floating, living history staring and smoking out of historic houses with windows of cold archives in attics-staring down at alley and...

Shopping For My Wedding In 2016 In Kashmir

It was Tuesday of 13th September 2016 when I along with my maternal uncle went to buy few items of luggage for my marriage which was going to be held in the last week of the same month. We reached Bohri Kadal, Srinagar at...

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Sing Me Freedom, Sing Me Cries

sing me blood, sing me life sing me a story, sing a prise sing me revolution, sing me fear sing me martyrdom, sing me tears...

Deepak Kalal – The Indian Tourist with a ‘Moh’

https://www.instagram.com/p/BR28hFXjgdM Earlier this year, a tourist in a 'canoe' was recording a video, explaining his experience of Kashmir. It was not the usual certificate of...

An Open Letter To The People Of India On Their Independence Day – From...

Dear people of India, happy 70 years of Independence. Congratulations on your freedom (Azaadi) from a foreign occupation. You fought the British bravely and...

26 Rare Pictures From Jammu Genocide & India – Pakistan Partition In 1947

70 years ago, happened one of the largest mass migrations in the history of mankind. It resulted in countless deaths as well as the...
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