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Kashmiris In International Cricket

Kashmir and Cricket is an infectious love story. From breaking TVs to celebrating on streets during curfews and getting shot. Nowhere in the world does a fan support get high on emotional quotient to such proportions that Indian Forces are employed to tear-gas the...

Arnab Can Make You Burst Into Laughter And Then Face-Palm

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, Kashmiris Are Pretty, Arnab & Major Arya, what the hell happened to you? Being Kashmiris, we often come across numerous myths to bust and lies to expose but this one right here is a potentially difficult one for us too. In...

Nine Kashmiri PhotoJournalists Who Won Laurels At The International Level

In my earlier piece for With Kashmir, I wrote how photojournalists and photographers from Kashmir work in a hostile atmosphere and braving various odds do exemplary work in the field. Here is a list of photojournalists and photographers who did some great lens work and...

(SHOW-PAIN) Shopian Rape & Murder – We Remember Asiya & Neelofer

Do we need anniversaries to remind us of something that we cannot forget? One such memory is gang rape (Oh! was that really a gang rape) of two women in Shopian, on 29 May 2009. The gang rape was later on passed as drowning incident...

How The State Brutalised The Student Protests

Twelfth consecutive day, and Shri Partap Higher Secondary Model School Srinagar remains shut on the order of the authorities. The higher secondary has born the brunt of authorities' clampdown on educational institutions in the past one month, since the students' uprising gripped the valley, as...

Chinar is Kashmir Personified- Murdered: Save It

Kashmir is a strange place, to begin with. The state, even stranger. And us Kashmiris ruled by the 'strangers' making things even stranger. Eerie, basically. Think about someone trying to uproot a chinar and then plant a lotus instead. Wierd, isn't it? Chinar isn't an ordinary...

The Viral Fever: The Valley of Rumours

Kashmir is known for its scenic beauty and a historic culture. It has been a place where countless philosophers, poets and writers have emerged throughout its existence. The people of the valley have been known for their fertile imagination. Hence it hasn’t just carried...

How Being Used As A Human Shield Changed This World Famous Photojournalist’s Life

Altaf has often chosen to speak publicly about an incident that nudged him into thinking about the place of photography in his life. In 1996, as a 20-year-old, he was returning home after prayers at the neighbourhood mosque in Rainawari, Srinagar. There had been...

DOs and DON’Ts While Preparing For Floods

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Testing times for Kashmir approach and spring is onset. Sometimes it is bloodshed, well most of the times it is bloodshed and sometimes it is flash floods, earthquakes, and other natural disasters. As always, we fight and we rise. We rise above whatever tries to...

13 Weird Things That Can Get You Arrested In Kashmir

Arrests in Kashmir over petty issues aren't uncommon. Where children as young as 12 can be charged with sedition and forces who are accused of human rights' violations have impunity under law, nothing is going to be surprising. Below we enlist a few weird reasons...

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Eid Has Finally Come

Eid has finally come. It always comes. In the best of times and the worst. Yes, we will polish off the finest bakery in...

Was Ayub Pandith Killed Because Of His Surname?

There's nothing that can justify the brutality in the manner which Ayub Pandith was killed by a mob. But as it has been happening...
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21 Beautiful Ramadan Pictures From Kashmir That Explain Our ‘Rozdari’

A post shared by Hilal Ahmad (@hilalahmmad) on Jun 22, 2017 at 5:00am PDT A post shared by Hilal Ahmad...

“How I Was Chased And Then Killed With Pellets” – Story of Nasir Shafi

My name is Nasir Shafi; my mother calls me Moomin; I am 11 years old. One evening, I was leaving our local masjid towards...
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