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Shall Selfie Heroism, Machismo Alone Drive Youngsters To Join Kashmir Rebellion?

Rebels give gun salute to slain associate on the their funeral. Source: Indian Today Posting selfies and videos depicting guns slinging on shoulders of the rebels on social media is much more an easier task than fighting the guerilla warfare on the ground. It...

Not Breaking News: Kashmiris Respond To The Haters Of Zaira Wasim

Earlier today, Zaira Wasim the rising star of the movie Dangal hit the headlines. The media had found a new controversy to pit Kashmiris against each other. Out came experts and celebrities to demean Kashmiris like always. Zaira Wasim, born and brought up in Srinagar...

Kashmiris React To Pakistan’s Victory

Pakistan was the least favourite side to enter to the knockout stage in this Champions Trophy. Experts said this side is the weakest side Pakistan has ever taken into an ICC event and it did not infuse hope in its own supporters, let alone...

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...

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...

An Open Letter To The Protestor

Another bloody day draped in melancholic haze knocks Kashmir as usual; investing dead sons of the soil beneath the ground for a cause sacred to most of the Kashmiris. Three militants and two civilians have been killed by the brawny military men in two...

Afridi – Our Kashmiri Kind Of Superhero

You heard tales of superheroes in Kashmir? I remember 'akke-nandun' or 'Raz' from a village who'd fight the bear single-handedly. Growing up in Kashmir means cricket; not just playing cricket, watching it; and Pakistan cricket, boy, never did we miss that. Saeed Anwar's centuries to...

Rise Of Mental Health Problems In The Valley

It was a sunny Sunday afternoon and Xuhaib was on an assignment to cover clashes in the downtown area of Srinagar. Xuhaib,30, had been covering conflict as a photo journalist for the last 5 years. He was just around 500 meters from his home...

“Support India Or Go To Pakistan”

Here's the tweet that set all guns blazing on Indian prime time talk shows, especially the jar head of a journalist that Arnab is. https://twitter.com/MirwaizKashmir/status/875040391581618176 After Pakistan defeated England in the semi-finals and set Kashmir in celebration mood, we all would say - 'Ek Tweet toh...

Photojournalists In Kashmir: Caught Between Stones And Bullets

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With advances in technology and mushrooming of social networking sites, photography is on it's rise like never before. Everybody who has a smartphone today is a photographer, courtesy Instagram, a photo sharing platform. But then there some persons who are serious about photography,...

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Bringing Back The Lost Paradise, Kashmir

Prague, Czech Republic “Tu mera noor he Tu mera he fakhar Zakhmi he thoda, thoda ziddi Kashmir, yeh lahu luhaan pal tu thode or seh le, Majboor hun kayar...

Sing Me Freedom, Sing Me Cries

sing me blood, sing me life sing me a story, sing a prise sing me revolution, sing me fear sing me martyrdom, sing me tears...

Deepak Kalal – The Indian Tourist with a ‘Moh’

https://www.instagram.com/p/BR28hFXjgdM Earlier this year, a tourist in a 'canoe' was recording a video, explaining his experience of Kashmir. It was not the usual certificate of...

An Open Letter To The People Of India On Their Independence Day – From...

Dear people of India, happy 70 years of Independence. Congratulations on your freedom (Azaadi) from a foreign occupation. You fought the British bravely and...
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