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Messages From 2016 Siege – Photo Story

Summer of 2016 was a memorable one, unlike usual summers in Kashmir with occasional rains, in 2016 we were showered with millions of pellets. With internet ban and media gag in place, wall grafitis mushroomed all accross the valley for youth to give vent to...

Graves of Dolls – An Obituary For Kaneeza

16 March 2017 Little Kaniza, I am writing your obituary (and it is such a terrible thing to say!). I don’t know the circumstances of your death; I just know that you were 7. Seven. Journalists are still to write longish pieces about the events on...

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...

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,...

‘Kuka…..Wini cha Zulm’? Oppression In Kashmir

(Kuka…Is there oppression in Kashmir now?) Recently, I watched a red-color car struggling to get through the snow-ridden road opposite to the gate of our home. The driver, with the bald head and our neighbour, found it extremely difficult to control the steering of...

To My Mother – Asiya Andrabi’s Son Writes A Poem For Her

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Contentment Mother, your heart is so beautiful, so restful and solacing! A kiss on the forehead strengthens me to go through all that I'm facing. Your words so encouraging, and your presence so enthralling! You hold me while I'm falling apart, and bield me while I'm failing! He laid...

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...

Aching Eyes – Summer Diaries From 2016

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Yesterday, I woke up in the middle of a night and started writing this because it was possible to write only in the cold, tired silence of night with a caged white light of moon. For me, It is not possible to write when,...

A Passport Of The Country Without A Post Office

The genocide in Kashmir is not over yet, but the land fertilized by the blood of innumerable, amaranthine martyrs is blossoming bouquets of tulips and roses in quick succession. New possibilities of spring, of poetry, of Azadi, of freedom, of peace, are here, and...

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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...

Sing Me Freedom, Sing Me Cries

sing me blood, sing me life sing me a story, sing a prise sing me revolution, sing me fear sing me martyrdom, sing me tears...

Deepak Kalal – The Indian Tourist with a ‘Moh’

https://www.instagram.com/p/BR28hFXjgdM Earlier this year, a tourist in a 'canoe' was recording a video, explaining his experience of Kashmir. It was not the usual certificate of...

An Open Letter To The People Of India On Their Independence Day – From...

Dear people of India, happy 70 years of Independence. Congratulations on your freedom (Azaadi) from a foreign occupation. You fought the British bravely and...
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