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Until The Last One Is Down

No, I am not blind, I can see you, tear apart the scarf, from her head, the bangles broken, laying on the floor, I can see your hands, reaching her ripe bosom, the lust in your eyes is visible to me. I can see the smile...

How Being Used As A Human Shield Changed This World Famous Photojournalist’s Life

Altaf has often chosen to speak publicly about an incident that nudged him into thinking about the place of photography in his life. In 1996, as a 20-year-old, he was returning home after prayers at the neighbourhood mosque in Rainawari, Srinagar. There had been...

Children Of Paradise – Dead Or Alive? Awake Or In Slumber?

Too much talk of children these days - children on the streets, children in homes, children unable to go to school, children blinded by pellets, children under trauma, the career of children and much more horrifying news. At one hand we have future of...

9 Myths About Afzal Guru That Indians Believe

Afzal Guru
On this day 4 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...

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...

Jajeer Talkies: You Never Know What Funny Can Do

Very often you visit a foreign country and wish somehow you introduced the same thing back in your motherland; be it a business entrepreneurship idea, an awareness campaign, a social work initiative or even simple things like their cuisine, art and crafts. This group of...

Art In Conflict

Art knows no language and surpasses all boundaries is just a myth. Art and culture are used alternatively by any party to further its interests. It has a language that wholly depends on the idea behind the propaganda. Its boundaries are fast becoming clear....

(SHOW-PAIN) Shopian Rape & Murder – We Remember Asiya & Neelofer

Do we need anniversaries to remind us of something that we cannot forget? One such memory is gang rape (Oh! was that really a gang rape) of two women in Shopian, on 29 May 2009. The gang rape was later on passed as drowning incident...

This Kashmiri Journalism Student Gave His Exams in Chains

Tahir Hussain Mir a journalism student was brought from the Srinagar Central Jail to Kashmir University. He was to give his open elective exams for his journalism course. But something was different about this student. He was walking with his hands in chains. Escorted...

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...

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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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