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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...

Remembering Agha Shahid Ali

“Let me cry out in that void, say it as I can. I write on that void: Kashmir, Kaschmir, Cashmere, Qashmir, Cashmir, Cashmire, Kashmere, Cachemire, Cushmeer, Cachmiere, Casmir. Or Cauchemar in a sea of stories? Or: Kacmir, Kaschemir, Kachmire, Kasmir. Kerseymere?” (Ali, The Veiled Suite 171) Torn between his...

Beyond Borders and Blood: Kashmir and Palestine

The Kashmir and Palestine conflicts are over half a century old. India continues its military control over Kashmir; Israel continues its war on Palestine. While these two countries are related by a common desire of domination, Kashmir and Palestine share a bond of solidarity. Below...

Children’s Day Special: The Death Of Childhood In Kashmir

14th of November, birthday of Pt. Nehru, the day which over a billion people celebrate as Children's Day. Here's an analysis of how childhood and its other aspects have been going on in Kashmir over the last few decades. *** No child is unharmed in Kashmir. *** Very often,...

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8-Year-Old Abducted For A Week, Raped And Now Murdered In Kathua; Family Alleges Non-Seriousness...

Asifa Bano, an 8-year-old girl went missing at around noon when her father went out to take horses for water. Their eight-year-old daughter was...

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...

Are Indian soldiers in Kashmir victims of their circumstances?

It was the second month of my stay at Parraypora. It was all different from my serene village. Honking of vehicles, dust from the...

Protected: Why Wikipedia on Kashmir is unreliable

Kousain Qadri is an Arts student at a college in Srinagar. For her, research is an important aspect of her studies. Like any other...
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