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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 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...

I Am Wazwan and I Am Always Late

As you all know my name is Wazwan which is served in Kashmir on special occasions, like on marriage ceremonies, on engagement ceremonies, on special functions and now also have the dubious distinction of being served in mourning ceremonies which is known as ‘Czoorim...

Children Of Paradise – Dead Or Alive? Awake Or In Slumber?

Too much talk of children these days - children on the streets, children in homes, children unable to go to school, children blinded by pellets, children under trauma, the career of children and much more horrifying news. At one hand we have future of...

Kashmiris React To Pakistan’s Victory

Pakistan was the least favourite side to enter to the knockout stage in this Champions Trophy. Experts said this side is the weakest side Pakistan has ever taken into an ICC event and it did not infuse hope in its own supporters, let alone...

Afridi – Our Kashmiri Kind Of Superhero

You heard tales of superheroes in Kashmir? I remember 'akke-nandun' or 'Raz' from a village who'd fight the bear single-handedly. Growing up in Kashmir means cricket; not just playing cricket, watching it; and Pakistan cricket, boy, never did we miss that. Saeed Anwar's centuries to...

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...

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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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