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An Ode To 2017

It is that time of the year. We bid farewell to 2017 and herald a new year, thinking in our naivety that everything bad and unpleasant is behind us, but you see, our fears never leave us. They are like those fake charges that...

WK Readers’ Newsmaker Of 2017

As 2017 nears its end, With Kashmir brings you an opportunity to vote for the Newsmaker of 2017. Poll closes on 31st December 2017 at 5 PM. The in-depth results will be announced on our website at 8 PM on the same day. If you do...

Sexual Violence In Kashmir Continues To Be Ignored Despite Widespread Prevalence

A week ago, we asked people to send their stories anonymously to withkashmir.sarahah.com. A post shared by With Kashmir (@withkashmir) on Dec 9, 2017 at 11:50pm PST Scores of people, both male and female, shared their own experiences with us. Following is a compilation...

Dangal, Secret Superstar Girl Zaira Wasim Harassed In A Flight

Zaira Wasim
Kashmiri rising star Zaira Wasim was reportedly harassed on her Delhi to Mumbai flight. The award-winning actor broadcasted a live video from her Instagram account and broke down multiple times while narrating her ordeal. Pertinently, Zaira had been asleep when she felt something caressing her...

Agha Shahid Ali – The Poet Forgotten

I flipped through their visions Left my number in their sleep But no one called back I called all night, Called for years, Called till their lids began to ring, Ten, twenty, two hundred times, And then they went blind On my dreams Now their eyes don’t open No one picks up the phone How...

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...

Beyond Borders and Blood: Kashmir and Palestine

The Kashmir and Palestine conflicts are over half a century old. India continues its military control over Kashmir; Israel continues its war on Palestine. While these two countries are related by a common desire of domination, Kashmir and Palestine share a bond of solidarity. Below...

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,...

Yarbal – Storytelling Session With The Kehwa Warmth Amid Blazing Chinars

"I love to see the glow on your faces when you speak on something passionate about." These were the words of Shah Iflah, one of the participants at today's Yarbal, while she was addressing the gathering that comprised of young engineers, doctors, journalism students,...

Let’s Meet At Yarbal: Special Storytelling Session In Shalimar Gardens

When life's chaos takes over the pilot of your life; when exam stress and workload take a toll on you, going back to your roots is all you need. We've got just the right thing for you. A special storytelling session where bright minds like...

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#SilencedNoMore: Global activists call for an end to silence on Kashmir

Activists from around the world have called for the end of silence on Kashmir. They have started a campaign called #SilencedNoMore to create awareness...

Imran Khan’s stance on Kashmir has been a mixed bag

Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister ImranKhan has had a 22 year old struggle to reach the summit in Pakistan. But his and his party's (Pakistani...

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...
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