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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...

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...

Basit’s Final Blog-For Enjoying Nature We Need An Identity Card

Basit Rasool, in his 20s, a former student of civil engineering at Kashmir's Islamic University turned rebel, was martyred in the early hours of morning during a brief gunfight with Indian occupation forces. Following is the last piece that he wrote for his blog...

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...

Indian Media Is Watching You

Beware your tongue gentleman, the Indian media is watching you! ‘I am your marionette and you are my puppeteer’ is the saying which aptly describes the prevalent condition of some private electronic channels across the Indian hemisphere. Mostly based in and around the national capital...

Photojournalists In Kashmir: Caught Between Stones And Bullets

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With advances in technology and mushrooming of social networking sites, photography is on it's rise like never before. Everybody who has a smartphone today is a photographer, courtesy Instagram, a photo sharing platform. But then there some persons who are serious about photography,...

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...

An Open Letter To Insha

Dear Insha, Bravest daughter of Kashmir I know you won't be able to read this letter but I hope someone will read it aloud to you and you'll listen to my words. Let me first congratulate you not just for passing your 10th class examination but for...

Not Breaking News: Kashmiris Respond To The Haters Of Zaira Wasim

Earlier today, Zaira Wasim the rising star of the movie Dangal hit the headlines. The media had found a new controversy to pit Kashmiris against each other. Out came experts and celebrities to demean Kashmiris like always. Zaira Wasim, born and brought up in Srinagar...

Talking Point: Meet The Man Behind The Viral Video

Stanislas Giroux made a visually appealing video on Kashmir that went viral on the social media. The 3-minute video showed various aspects of Kashmir and has been positively received and acclaimed for an honest viewpoint by various audiences. Watch Video KASHMIR — A Lost Paradise...

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#SilencedNoMore: Global activists call for an end to silence on Kashmir

Activists from around the world have called for the end of silence on Kashmir. They have started a campaign called #SilencedNoMore to create awareness...

Imran Khan’s stance on Kashmir has been a mixed bag

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What kind of Azaadi is this? (Spoiler Alert)

Azaadi is Lollywood's first attempt at romancing with Kashmir at a much closer level. The movie is set in present-day Kashmir which is battling...

Kashmiris react to the big break-up #BJPDumpsPDP

The news might have come as a surprise to all as BJP pulled out of the coalition government in the state. The state CM...
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