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Kashmir On Fidel Castro’s Death – We Remember

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Fidel Castro, the iconic Cuban revolutionary, died on November 26, 2016. His death was mourned widely all over the globe. We as Kashmiris remembered him for not only his inspiring leadership of the revolution he was an architect of, but also the humanitarian and...

Class 12th Result Revives Broken Reveries Of Those Killed

The result of Danish (Mehraj ud Din Lone) tells painful tales of how summer of 2016 has affected us. Danish, as he was called at home, was a bright student and wanted to make his parents proud. “He was first-class in studies,” his family...

Why I Am The Way I Am : Diary Of A Kashmiri Summer (Part 2)

I have grown up in the maze of barbed wire, in curfewed days and nights, amidst clatter and whoosh of tear gas. Listening to spraying of bullets to bangs of explosives. My movement, communication, assembly has been proscribed from time to time and the very...

Here Are 21 Snowmen By Kashmiris, And They Are Awesome

1. Olaf in Kashmir is bruised and blooded.   2. We seriously hope the challan wasn't a court challan; the judge would've melted 3. -10 degree Celsius Horsepower 4. This bride got the least wartaw, why? She has one of the coldest hearts. 5. Bunny? Cat? Who cares! We're...

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...

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,...

Shopping For My Wedding In 2016 In Kashmir

It was Tuesday of 13th September 2016 when I along with my maternal uncle went to buy few items of luggage for my marriage which was going to be held in the last week of the same month. We reached Bohri Kadal, Srinagar at...

A Festival Inside Four Walls

I could hear the noise saying the moon was sighted. Joy all around, the festival was tomorrow and I wasn't excited. I stared at the moon, they all found it jubilant and bright. It was so quiet and too dark for me, felt like...

Burhan Wani – A resistive remembrance | Sofi Umer

12 minute read Quoting Derek O'brein "Burhan Wani has proved more dangerous in his grave than in his living room", an according statement defining the prevalence of Wani among the emotional mush of Kashmiris, peculiarly youth. After the endemic police claimed to trace Wani's phone calls...

8 Reasons Why We Miss Kashmir The Most During Winters

It is never easy to be outside home, for us Kashmiris, winter the time we miss Kashmir the most (summer too, when the mercury goes up). Here are a few things that are always on the back of our minds when we aren't in Kashmir...

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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...

A miscarriage due to torture. How this Pakistani women’s life has been turned into...

Abdullah Danish Shervani a Kashmir University student befriended a Pakistani national Mehnaz Siddique in 2009 on a social network. On an educational trip to...

If counter-insurgencies are popularity contest, who is winning it in Kashmir?

David Michôd's War Machine was released in 2017 was one of the first films released on Netflix. Netflix has become more powerful medium than...

Rozdari is here, What does it hold for Kashmiris?

It is that time of the year again. Rozdars will be pretty delighted. Scores of lamb will be slaughtered in the back-alleys of Srinagar, limbs...
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