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Everyone Is Dead

The news broke and The world was no longer a host. The night began to beam And the morning Shrouded in veil With every drop of blood. The Jehlum turned crimson As I could speak of valor The trees began To rumble Remains of A blazen Chinar, Torn motherland! Everyone is dead, Waleed There is none to wail Or...

Periods, Sanitary Pads And The Taboos

I am an adult now. Ever since the onset of my puberty, I have been taught, or I just picked it up, to not talk about certain things. The most important of them being my periods. My experiences outlined. I asked my aunt out of...

Shall Selfie Heroism, Machismo Alone Drive Youngsters To Join Kashmir Rebellion?

Rebels give gun salute to slain associate on the their funeral. Source: Indian Today Posting selfies and videos depicting guns slinging on shoulders of the rebels on social media is much more an easier task than fighting the guerilla warfare on the ground. It...

21 Things That Prove You Are A Kashmiri

Being Kashmiri is unique. The peculiarities that we have, are inseparable traits like the basic instincts. Our upbringing witnesses a lot of events that stay in our memories forever. Like checking our neighbours for power cuts every time to make sure we don't have...

The Islamic Point Of View On ISIS

There are typically two responses to ISIS. ‘ISIS has nothing to do with Islam’ or ‘ISIS are the real Muslims’. Let us start by discussing a simple, yet complicated term: ‘jihad’. Jihad is a word which is often linked to terrorism. But, what is...

Rise Of Mental Health Problems In The Valley

It was a sunny Sunday afternoon and Xuhaib was on an assignment to cover clashes in the downtown area of Srinagar. Xuhaib,30, had been covering conflict as a photo journalist for the last 5 years. He was just around 500 meters from his home...

A Half Widow And Her Family – Stories Of Hope And Despair

22 November 2015, while driving back home from a marriage ceremony of my friend it was 9:30 pm when I found someone lying on a street with his head completely dumped into a filthy drain. At first, I thought it is someone dead there,...

9 Incidents Where Indian Courts Set Free The Guilty

A couple of days ago, a military court suspended life sentence punishments against six of army personnel accused of cold blooded muder of 3 youth in Macchil. The fake encounter was proved by their own investigations. Here we analyse more of such instances when justice...

I Am Wazwan and I Am Always Late

As you all know my name is Wazwan which is served in Kashmir on special occasions, like on marriage ceremonies, on engagement ceremonies, on special functions and now also have the dubious distinction of being served in mourning ceremonies which is known as ‘Czoorim...

Imran Ansari’s Tweet – What Does It Even Mean?

PDP leader and MLA from Pattan, Imran Reza Ansari, tweeted this on Friday morning. No surprises if you couldn't understand that tweet. We couldn't either. https://twitter.com/imranrezaansari/status/888360011331584001 Ironically, this tweet was made the same day a youth was shot in the head in Beerwah of Budgam district...

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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...

26 Rare Pictures From Jammu Genocide & India – Pakistan Partition In 1947

70 years ago, happened one of the largest mass migrations in the history of mankind. It resulted in countless deaths as well as the...
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