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The Latest JK Tourism Video Is Wrong In Many Ways

Yesterday, JK Tourism released, what it called, a promotional film about Kashmir. "To offset 'negative perception' about Kashmir not being safe, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday released a five-minute tourism promotional or propaganda film called ‘the Warmest Place on Earth’ here...

Freelance Journalism In Kashmir: Playing With Fire

Fall 2014, I attended a three-day workshop about visual storytelling at MERC, University of Kashmir. The attending instructors at the workshop are two of the best photojournalists of present times. Many young boys and girls from varied backgrounds attended the workshop, with few from...

The New Apple Watch Ad Shows A Glimpse Of Dargah Hazratbal Srinagar

Apple recently introduced its latest line of flagship phones and a new series 3 watch. However, the more interesting thing for Kashmiris is the inclusion of a glimpse of Dargah Hazratbal in the new advert. The creative brains behind Apple's marketing have included Dargah Hazratbal...

Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s 5Cs Of Chutzpah

Rajnath Singh
Pre-Script Note: Some paragraphs are going to be filled with a lot of alliteration containing the letter C. Read at your own risk. Indian home minister Rajnath Singh visited Kashmir a few days ago. Just like his previous visits, this one too had a take...

#FreeKamran: Greater Kashmir Removes ‘GK’ From ‘Lensman’, Now He Becomes A ‘Stone-Pelter’?

Greater Kashmir swung into action after With Kashmir did a story on September 7 regarding Kamran's arrest. Read the story here. Photojournalist Kamran Yousuf was contributing photographs and videos to The Daily Greater Kashmir but after he was arrested by NIA on 5th September, there...

T-Shirts Mocking Human Shields In Kashmir Sell Like Hot Cakes In India

Human Shield Kashmir T Shirts
Watch Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBMkOQdHslI In April 2017, Major Gogoi of the Indian Army tied Farooq Ahmad Dar to the front of his Jeep and used him as a human shield. A few weeks later, Major Gogoi was awarded a medal for the act of 'bravery'. Glorifying war crimes...

Three Years Later, Remembering The Deluge And What Followed

September 2014: Like any other evening of Dhaka monsoons, it was raining incessantly. The skies were drab and more downpour was likely. My phone screen felt hot and sticky with sweat as I put my phone down after hours of switching between Facebook, Google...

Teacher’s Day Special: Celebrating The Teacher

We all must have heard, "Behind every successful man, there is a woman". But today, I want to modify this apophthegm, To me, "Behind the success of every person, a teacher's role in undeniable." Every individual is an enlarged replica of his teachers....

An Eid With No Internet Ban – Eid Mubarak!

Waking up to the chink of crockery, the first thing we do on waking up on Eid is to grab our phones and check for Internet connectivity (nevermind, this is a daily routine for a Kashmiri). The heartbeats become abnormal as the Instagram refuses...

[UPDATED] India Is Asking Twitter To Remove Kashmiri Activists From Its Platform

Earlier today scores of Kashmiri activists received an email from Twitter's legal section. The email noted that Twitter Inc. had received official correspondence regarding certain Twitter accounts. The correspondence or a dossier prepared by the Indian government has alleged that these Twitter accounts are in...

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Six Ways To Stop ‘Braid-Chopping’ Incidents In Kashmir

With over hundred cases of braid-chopping in Kashmir, the incidents have not only created hysteria but also fear in the masses. The government that...

Braid Chopping – Women’s Voices from Downtown

It seems as if the Kashmiris haven’t had enough yet! The bullets and pellets now have a partner in crime to haunt poor valleyites...

Downtown Locks Doors To Braid Chopper

The braid chopper is here... It is neither a supernatural power nor a witch or a ghost. The pattern of it is that as soon...

The Love Birds Of Dystopia

She smacked the table and left the thud restless. This is the beat of her life too -- restless. She grabs her red sling bag...
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