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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...

When Love Triumphed – Love Story Of A Pellet Victim In Kashmir

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It was the end of world for young Amir when he lost his eyesight during 2010 uprising. He resigned himself to his fate. He was sure that love story will soon turn into sympathy. But his childhood sweetheart surprised everyone including Amir by marrying...

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...

When Jinnah Spoke at Jamia Masjid Kashmir [With Video]

  The Quaid rose to speak from the Jamia at 10 in the night. It was the night of June 17, 1944. The audience jubilated and excited to see Quiad speak. Caps and were turbans flying in air. It is learnt that Sheikh Abdullah, Bakshi...

What My Family Went Through in Summer 2016

Muhammad Hafiz recalls the summer of siege and what his family went through during the uprising   Kashmir uprising was in its full bloom. Fellow countrymen started to again believe in the distant dream, the dream to live in the free country. Our struggle to right...

So must have been she!

Sometimes days turn into nights and nights spilled into months and we hadn’t seen each other. I knew she wouldn’t venture out; neither did I wait for her glimpse near her house. Sometimes I knew curfew was the villain of our love, so were the...

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,...

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...

‘I Am Scared’ – Life Of A Kashmiri

I AM SCARED ... Life is unpredictable for people living under the control of someone's remote. That someone is not God. God has a system wherein self-proclaimed mortal gods rule our lives. One of them decides my fate. This God has fixed my liberty and yes, it...

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...

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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

Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister ImranKhan has had a 22 year old struggle to reach the summit in Pakistan. But his and his party's (Pakistani...

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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