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British MPs Want Brexit Style Referendum For Kashmir

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Watch Video “Pellet wounds are brutal, they are a brutal response by the Indian authorities, they send a brutal message to the Kashmiri people and they leave brutal scars.” In only the second debate in the House of Commons since twenty years on Kashmir. British Members...

Everything You Need To Know About West Pakistan Refugees

Muhammad Faysal reflects on the history and current dynamics of West Pakistan refugee issue. 1)  On October 17, 1947 a revolt was started by the Second World War veterans after the Hindu Ruler of Jammu & Kashmir Hari Singh called for disarmament of the erstwhile...

These Pictures Of Umbrella In The Snowfall Are Breathtaking

What do you think of when you see the Umbrella ? Rain?  Snow? Sizzling temperatures? Hope?  The year 2017 , brought some good with it after it started snowing and with this came to an end the long dry spell in valley of Kashmir. Kashmir will never forget summer...

Revolutionary Urdu Hip Hop In Kashmir [Video]

Watch Video 2008, when the first round of street protests ruled Kashmir, threw up a generation that found multifarious ways of expressing dissent. The youth-dominated movement took culture as the base and new methods of artistic protests emerged. Music, graphics, graffiti, paintings, documentaries etc are...

Nothing But Misappropriation: Response To The India Today Story

A few days ago, a small conversation based event on feminist voices was held at a cafe in Srinagar. I was supposed to meet my friend, Muhammad Faysal, who was invited to this conversation which I had no prior knowledge of. He shared his...

The Viral Fever: The Valley of Rumours

Kashmir is known for its scenic beauty and a historic culture. It has been a place where countless philosophers, poets and writers have emerged throughout its existence. The people of the valley have been known for their fertile imagination. Hence it hasn’t just carried...

Again and Again

Another killing. Another blinding. Again battered. Again bruised. Again life slipped into deep chasm of death. Again devaluing life. Again shattering of imposed normalcy. Again shattering of transient illusions, delusions. Another grave awaits. Another mother loses her life. Again and again how will she live without her chopped...

Analysing Twitter Profiles Of Popular Politicians

It is raining outside, the internet is erratic and unreliable just like the power supply. My semesters are very near, need something to waste my time. Yay, found it! What better than analysing (not stalking) twitter profiles of politicians, especially from Kashmir. Welcome aboard an...

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...

An Ode To Kunan Poshpora Horror – That Night Of Early Spring

That was a night of departing winter, spring would soon take its turn, Chilaikalan had left its last remnants all over. Dusk set in the valley of hope, morning would be better. The land was dressed in a majestic white, this night was unusually cold, 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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