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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...

Nine Kashmiri PhotoJournalists Who Won Laurels At The International Level

In my earlier piece for With Kashmir, I wrote how photojournalists and photographers from Kashmir work in a hostile atmosphere and braving various odds do exemplary work in the field. Here is a list of photojournalists and photographers who did some great lens work and...

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...

Ever Wondered How Many Calories Wazwan Has? We Got The Answer

Imagine having 70 slices of full cheese pizza, or 190 bananas, or 40 donuts at once, or 130 cans of pepsi; such a caloric bomb, isn't it? Well, this is what 4 of us gulp down in an hour long wazwan feast amounting to a...

Let’s Talk About Sanitary Pads. Period.

A society can progress and reach the pinnacle of excellence only if it regularly and thoroughly does self-introspections. Sometimes individuals get euphoric and start believing that everything around them is perfect and there's no area that can or should be improved upon. This is...

Decoding Barkha Dutt’s Understanding of Azadi Movement in Kashmir

On 6 June 2017, influential newspaper The Washington Post published an Indian journalist Barkha Dutt’s article “Why the world no longer cares about Kashmir.” The article generated quite a discussion on social media platforms where Dutt’s arguments were discussed, evaluated, and criticised. Here, I...

Standing Tall With Kashmir

Many centuries ago, Sultan Sikandar Shahmiri wanted to build a mosque in the great city of Srinagar. A few miles away from the capital Nowshera, Sikandar found a large space where he would build this mosque. Like all the Kings and Emperors, it had...

Shooting the Messenger: Dangers for Journalism in Kashmir

In the winter of 1989, Kashmir had a paradigm shift in its political scenario. Post rigged elections of 1987 and the subsequent crackdown on dissidents by the National Conference government had dire consequences. The restive valley had awakened the first major armed revolt, after...

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....

Kashmir And The Nuclear Threat

"Nuclear weapons are the scourge of the earth; to mine for them, manufacture them, deploy them, use them, is a curse against God, the human family, and the earth itself." Philip Berrigan, American Peace Activist. The nuclear age has placed in the world’s lap...

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Eid Has Finally Come

Eid has finally come. It always comes. In the best of times and the worst. Yes, we will polish off the finest bakery in...

Was Ayub Pandith Killed Because Of His Surname?

There's nothing that can justify the brutality in the manner which Ayub Pandith was killed by a mob. But as it has been happening...
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21 Beautiful Ramadan Pictures From Kashmir That Explain Our ‘Rozdari’

A post shared by Hilal Ahmad (@hilalahmmad) on Jun 22, 2017 at 5:00am PDT A post shared by Hilal Ahmad...

“How I Was Chased And Then Killed With Pellets” – Story of Nasir Shafi

My name is Nasir Shafi; my mother calls me Moomin; I am 11 years old. One evening, I was leaving our local masjid towards...
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