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9 Myths About Afzal Guru That Indians Believe

Afzal Guru
On this day 5 years ago, Kashmir woke up to being curfewed to the hilt and a shocking news, as across the other side of Himalayas 'the collective conscience' of a whole nation was satisfied with a verdict. Congratulatory messages galore across India, as...

The Need of Spoken Word In Kashmir

Recently, on 10 January there was an open mic event at Tagore Hall organized by KathBath in collaboration with Yourquote India. It started after twelve; why I remember this is because the host mistakenly said good morning and I let out a scoff and...

Kashmiri pellet survivors emerge with flying colours in the Board exams

Young Insha and Farzan, teenagers who had been hit with multiple pellets in their eyes, achieved yet another academic milestone. For these students, even deciding to carry on with studies and take the examination is an achievement in itself; let alone pass it. Insha Mushtaq,...

Emis Cha Matric? Stop Marks Shaming

To every kid with a lump in his throat who finds it hard to breathe to come home with news of marks. Remember that those digits don't make you who you are, we love you. The world is your oyster. A decade ago, I appeared...

Our Readers Poll: Kashmir’s Newsmakers of 2017

Last week, we published a poll for our readers to choose 2017's Newsmaker. Here are the results from least to the highest number of votes: 9. Rajnath Singh (The Tourist) India's Home Minister has flown into Kashmir, so many times that he should be called 'the...

An Ode To 2017

It is that time of the year. We bid farewell to 2017 and herald a new year, thinking in our naivety that everything bad and unpleasant is behind us, but you see, our fears never leave us. They are like those fake charges that...

WK Readers’ Newsmaker Of 2017

As 2017 nears its end, With Kashmir brings you an opportunity to vote for the Newsmaker of 2017. Poll closes on 31st December 2017 at 5 PM. The in-depth results will be announced on our website at 8 PM on the same day. If you do...

Sexual Violence In Kashmir Continues To Be Ignored Despite Widespread Prevalence

A week ago, we asked people to send their stories anonymously to withkashmir.sarahah.com. A post shared by With Kashmir (@withkashmir) on Dec 9, 2017 at 11:50pm PST Scores of people, both male and female, shared their own experiences with us. Following is a compilation...

Dangal, Secret Superstar Girl Zaira Wasim Harassed In A Flight

Zaira Wasim
Kashmiri rising star Zaira Wasim was reportedly harassed on her Delhi to Mumbai flight. The award-winning actor broadcasted a live video from her Instagram account and broke down multiple times while narrating her ordeal. Pertinently, Zaira had been asleep when she felt something caressing her...

Agha Shahid Ali – The Poet Forgotten

I flipped through their visions Left my number in their sleep But no one called back I called all night, Called for years, Called till their lids began to ring, Ten, twenty, two hundred times, And then they went blind On my dreams Now their eyes don’t open No one picks up the phone How...

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Kamran Yousuf

Kamran Yousuf caught between baseless charges and failed journalist fraternity

On 4 September 2017, Kamran Yousuf a freelance photojournalist working for leading local daily Greater Kashmir, received a call from the local police station...

Report: India to throttle internet in Kashmir to curb online dissent

According to a report in a Jammu-based newspaper the Daily Times, administration is planning to throttle internet speed to curb dissent. The report quotes a...

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...

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...
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