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Emis Cha Matric? Stop Marks Shaming

To every kid with a lump in his throat who finds it hard to breathe to come home with news of marks. Remember that those digits don't make you who you are, we love you. The world is your oyster. A decade ago, I appeared...

Smriti Irani claims new tunnel makes Srinagar to Leh a 15 minute journey

Indian Minister, Smriti Irani claimed that a new project could make reduce the travel between Srinagar and Leh to 15 minutes. Her tweet said, “Srinagar to Leh in 15 minutes: Cabinet approves Zojila Pass tunnel project.” She was incessantly trolled on Twitter for her claims. It...

Detailed Case Study of Sopore Massacre

Watch Video Introduction On 6 of January, 1993 at least personnel of the 94 Battalion of the Border Security Force from the Fruit Mandi Camp, Sopore led by the Commanding Officer of the 94th Batallion S. Thangappan shot and killed 46 persons (55 as per...

Photo Story: Daily Life In Winter In Kashmir

"Kashmir is a theme well worthy of a poet" -W Wakefield Winter is arguably the most beautiful season in Kashmir. It portrays Kashmir perfectly. Educational hubs close down for a three-month vacation. Traffic on the roads calms down. People bring out the Kangris, and start using...

Meeting A Woman Who Lost Her Son As Well As Her Smile

It was a bitter cold evening of the Chillai Kalan. A friend of mine had accompanied me and we were on our way back home. Suddenly, my eyes caught a noteworthy scene. ‌ Shivering with cold, an old lady was sitting beside the bund of River...

Mourning A Martyr

The room was tepid. He was in the midst of the horde. His mother was singing praises of him. Other women joined the chorus. They sang in unison. Encircled by a swarm of people, he reclined silent. I heard a girl saying, "Let me...

Sexual Violence In Kashmir Continues To Be Ignored Despite Widespread Prevalence

A week ago, we asked people to send their stories anonymously to withkashmir.sarahah.com. A post shared by With Kashmir (@withkashmir) on Dec 9, 2017 at 11:50pm PST Scores of people, both male and female, shared their own experiences with us. Following is a compilation...

“Dear Zaira,” An Open Letter To Zaira Wasim

Dear Zaira Zaira, my heart goes out to you. Reasons, many. If I could, I would wrap my arms around you and hold you close to my bosom because a warm hug is all a child of your age needs at times like these. I,...

Agha Shahid Ali – The Poet Forgotten

I flipped through their visions Left my number in their sleep But no one called back I called all night, Called for years, Called till their lids began to ring, Ten, twenty, two hundred times, And then they went blind On my dreams Now their eyes don’t open No one picks up the phone How...

Remembering Agha Shahid Ali

“Let me cry out in that void, say it as I can. I write on that void: Kashmir, Kaschmir, Cashmere, Qashmir, Cashmir, Cashmire, Kashmere, Cachemire, Cushmeer, Cachmiere, Casmir. Or Cauchemar in a sea of stories? Or: Kacmir, Kaschemir, Kachmire, Kasmir. Kerseymere?” (Ali, The Veiled Suite 171) Torn between his...

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8-Year-Old Abducted For A Week, Raped And Now Murdered In Kathua; Family Alleges Non-Seriousness...

Asifa Bano, an 8-year-old girl went missing at around noon when her father went out to take horses for water. Their eight-year-old daughter was...

The Need of Spoken Word In Kashmir

Recently, on 10 January there was an open mic event at Tagore Hall organized by KathBath in collaboration with Yourquote India. It started after...

Are Indian soldiers in Kashmir victims of their circumstances?

It was the second month of my stay at Parraypora. It was all different from my serene village. Honking of vehicles, dust from the...

Protected: Why Wikipedia on Kashmir is unreliable

Kousain Qadri is an Arts student at a college in Srinagar. For her, research is an important aspect of her studies. Like any other...
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