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The Dark Side

As I drove towards the Jamia Masjid, the guards at the checkpoint in Hawal wouldn’t let people pass. It’s futile to talk sense into the concertina wire tenants. Somethings don’t change, as much as we try. I parked my car nearby. With my torn shoes,...

‘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...

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...

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...

Dream

The February nights were unusually warm that year, snow was missing from the roads, everything lay bare and uncovered ,and the life kept going like a henna cone on bride’s hands. The house at the river bank was calm, soothing and silent. His nose was...

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...

11 Pictures That Show Summer Of 2016 In Kashmir

1. People in tens of thousands attended funeral of Burhan Wani, who was martyred on 8th July 2016. Photo Credits: Getty Images   2. Pellets have proven lethal for Kashmiris with hundreds losing their eye -sight. Photo credits: Tauseef Mustafa/AFP   3. Frisking during the siege was a...

Ceaseless Darkness – A Poem For Pellet Victims Of Kashmir

 Poem for Pellet Victims of Kashmir Their world feels deadly dark and entirely empty. With sight of hundreds being snatched, we have another byspel of brutality. They can't see a thing and till yesterday they did. The despots roam carefree, after all the oppression, they never even hid. Their...

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...

Not Many Know About Fidel Castro’s Bonds With Kashmir

Kashmir will remember Fidel Castro as a person who dispatched Henry Reeve Contingent during Kashmir Earthquake in 2005. A group of 2400 physicians and paramedical staff. They made 18 hour long 36 flight sorties, established 32 field hospitals, conducted 5925 surgeries. 30 amputee Kashmiris...

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