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India’s collective hypocrisy over little Asifa

Solidarity is always overwhelming. However, most solidarities have their own baggage with them; some we see clearly, sometimes we don't. It has been over two months that Asifa, an 8-year-old Bakarwaal girl who was brutally raped, held captive in a temple for a week, murdered...

#JusticeForAsifa: Kathua Rape and Murder Explained

Here's a timeline of events from January 10, the day when Asifa went missing. 10 January: The little girl Asifa went missing when she was herding horses at Rasana village, where her foster parents live during winters. 12 January: The father of girl filed a...

Bollywood film glorifies human-shields in Kashmir as an act of patriotism

Baaghi 2 a recently released film glorifies the human shield incident in Kashmir as an act of valour and patriotism. According to various reviews, the human shield scene appears early in the movie. The scroll.in website writes, "The human shield scene is supposed to confirm...

Faiz Ahmad Faiz and his Kashmir connection

One of the most celebrated and popular poets of Urdu language, Faiz Ahmad Faiz, was borning on 13th of February, 1911. Even today, Faiz's poetry resonates all over. His work has been translated to numerous languages around the world. Faiz's passion to speak truth to...

In Kashmir 9 is 11

  Sometimes death becomes an act of sedition. And dead become immortal. The departure of pro-freedom individuals from Kashmir’s landscape is only physical. They continue to live. Open, empty graves await the return of their dead remains. At least two of them. One appears fresh,...

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...

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What kind of Azaadi is this? (Spoiler Alert)

Azaadi is Lollywood's first attempt at romancing with Kashmir at a much closer level. The movie is set in present-day Kashmir which is battling...

Kashmiris react to the big break-up #BJPDumpsPDP

The news might have come as a surprise to all as BJP pulled out of the coalition government in the state. The state CM...

A miscarriage due to torture. How this Pakistani women’s life has been turned into...

Abdullah Danish Shervani a Kashmir University student befriended a Pakistani national Mehnaz Siddique in 2009 on a social network. On an educational trip to...

If counter-insurgencies are popularity contest, who is winning it in Kashmir?

David Michôd's War Machine was released in 2017 was one of the first films released on Netflix. Netflix has become more powerful medium than...
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