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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...

Imran Ansari’s Tweet – What Does It Even Mean?

PDP leader and MLA from Pattan, Imran Reza Ansari, tweeted this on Friday morning. No surprises if you couldn't understand that tweet. We couldn't either. https://twitter.com/imranrezaansari/status/888360011331584001 Ironically, this tweet was made the same day a youth was shot in the head in Beerwah of Budgam district...

All You Need To Know About The New Flu In Kashmir

Kashmir flu
"Queues grow longer in GB Pant Hospital as panic-struck parents flock with children", read the headline of a popular daily in Kashmir. First things first, relax! The recent outbreak might have wreaked panic among the masses as many suspect normal flu-like symptoms can be an indication...

India Today Operation Stone-Pelters: Another Manufactured Fraud

Over the last few days, Rahul Kanwal, the India Today stalwart took up a campaign to defame the Kashmiri movement for freedom. His target 'stonepelters', and this was to justify killings of the protesters by Indian forces over the last month. The new wave of...

Who Is Responsible For The Attack On Yatris?

The attack on Amarnath pilgrims is highly reprehensible. This is very against values and ethos with which we live. This despicable act is being condemned in absolute terms by all in a spectrum. Period. Police in its presser called "they attacked security bunker which was repulsed,...

The Interesting Story Behind Kashmir Flags

On 13 July 1931, the people of Srinagar marched to the central jail in solidarity with Abdul Qadeer who was charged with sedition by the Maharaja. During the protests, over 22 Kashmiris were martyred by the Dogra forces. Amidst a lot of wails and...

How The Greatest Pakistani Cricket Fans Celebrated The Victory

We've said this before and we'll say it again and again and again and again: Kashmir and Cricket is an infectious love story If anyone had an iota of doubt in this statement, yesterday's celebrations after Pakistan's victory would've cleared them all. The deafening screams...

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,...

Season of Sorrow

Yet again, the world dances to the glory of her tulips masking the blush of her face with soiled hands, she mourns. Vivid and vivacious, her crimsons wake up to vernal spring, in solitude, she wails for the buds that ne’er bloomed. Unfolding her laden arms, she embraces...

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,...

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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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