Memories

One Last Goodbye

One fine Friday morning, miles away from home, I woke up to a few missed calls and a “Call me back” text from my brother. Any untimely or apparently urgent call from home can make you go weak in the legs. Now this was...

28 Years Of Gaw Kadal Massacre – Lest We Forget

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It’s been nearly three decades of the gateway to our road of the massacres. It was this day, twenty-eight years ago, when the youngsters couldn’t stand any more at the crossroads. When people couldn’t bear the humiliation anymore and they came out with no...

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...

Haunting Memories From The Crackdown

In the mirror, he could see the calendar hanging on the wall behind him. He could even see the hole beside the calendar. He changed his angle of vision and now he could see the corner of the room- bare and pale. He kept...

Children’s Day Special: The Death Of Childhood In Kashmir

14th of November, birthday of Pt. Nehru, the day which over a billion people celebrate as Children's Day. Here's an analysis of how childhood and its other aspects have been going on in Kashmir over the last few decades. *** No child is unharmed in Kashmir. *** Very often,...

2014 Floods In Pictures: Memories From The Deluge

"Three years later, the floods that effaced many memories, have become a bitter sweet memory." The devastating floods of 2014 left the whole of Kashmir shattered. Here are a few notable pictures from the deluge accompanied by excerpts from a blog written by Sauliha Yaseen. "My...

Three Years Later, Remembering The Deluge And What Followed

September 2014: Like any other evening of Dhaka monsoons, it was raining incessantly. The skies were drab and more downpour was likely. My phone screen felt hot and sticky with sweat as I put my phone down after hours of switching between Facebook, Google...

“I Want To Celebrate Our Own Independence Day”

August 14, 2017 I woke up to the alarm on my sister's phone, she had to go to school. "It's off today", I said to her in my sleep. She asked again. "Since 3 rebels and 2 young boys were killed by Indian army yesterday...

Bringing Back The Lost Paradise, Kashmir

Prague, Czech Republic “Tu mera noor he Tu mera he fakhar Zakhmi he thoda, thoda ziddi Kashmir, yeh lahu luhaan pal tu thode or seh le, Majboor hun kayar nahi, magar sach se mein bekhabar nahi” -Nikhil Kapahi Tonight, it’ll be 53 days since I departed from the most soulful place,...

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...

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“You’re a war-criminal” Omar Abdullah greeted with protests and booed at American University

  Omar Abdullah was on his way to give his talk in University of Berkeley in US. But to his surprise he was booed by...

India’s collective hypocrisy over little Asifa

Solidarity is always overwhelming. However, most solidarities have their own baggage with them; some we see clearly, sometimes we don't. It has been over two...

#JusticeForAsifa: Kathua Rape and Murder Explained

Here's a timeline of events from January 10, the day when Asifa went missing. 10 January: The little girl Asifa went missing when she...

Photo Essay: Streets of Downtown

Bold and mutilated graffiti, narrow alleys, locked and open doors, bridges, curfewed roads, Downtown has it all along with its mysticism. Sixteen year old,...
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