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9 Facts About Iqbal’s Kashmiri Roots And His Strong Bond With The Land

Allama Iqbal's Kashmiri lineage is well known. What's more interesting is that Iqbal always took pride in this. Kashmir, back then, was suffering under the Dogra regime and they way it impacted Iqbal's life has been quite evident in his poetry as well as...

Why I Think Braid-Chopping Is The Handiwork Of Some Rogue Agency?

Given the timing and rapidity with which the traumatic braid chopping incidents are unfolding in nooks and corners of our state particularly in the valley; it comes out, a meticulous conspiracy has been hatched by some unscrupulous thugs to cow down Kashmiris psychologically. We...

What Is the Official Map Of Jammu & Kashmir and How Big Is It?

Often this question comes up, where is Kashmir. How big is it? It’s quite big. Kashmir as a country Its size measures about to eighty-six thousand square miles. If Kashmir was a country, it would be larger than at least 68 countries in the United Nations. And would...

The Latest JK Tourism Video Is Wrong In Many Ways

Yesterday, JK Tourism released, what it called, a promotional film about Kashmir. "To offset 'negative perception' about Kashmir not being safe, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday released a five-minute tourism promotional or propaganda film called ‘the Warmest Place on Earth’ here...

Freelance Journalism In Kashmir: Playing With Fire

Fall 2014, I attended a three-day workshop about visual storytelling at MERC, University of Kashmir. The attending instructors at the workshop are two of the best photojournalists of present times. Many young boys and girls from varied backgrounds attended the workshop, with few from...

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...

Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s 5Cs Of Chutzpah

Rajnath Singh
Pre-Script Note: Some paragraphs are going to be filled with a lot of alliteration containing the letter C. Read at your own risk. Indian home minister Rajnath Singh visited Kashmir a few days ago. Just like his previous visits, this one too had a take...

#FreeKamran: Greater Kashmir Removes ‘GK’ From ‘Lensman’, Now He Becomes A ‘Stone-Pelter’?

Greater Kashmir swung into action after With Kashmir did a story on September 7 regarding Kamran's arrest. Read the story here. Photojournalist Kamran Yousuf was contributing photographs and videos to The Daily Greater Kashmir but after he was arrested by NIA on 5th September, there...

T-Shirts Mocking Human Shields In Kashmir Sell Like Hot Cakes In India

Human Shield Kashmir T Shirts
Watch Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBMkOQdHslI In April 2017, Major Gogoi of the Indian Army tied Farooq Ahmad Dar to the front of his Jeep and used him as a human shield. A few weeks later, Major Gogoi was awarded a medal for the act of 'bravery'. Glorifying war crimes...

Three Years Later, Remembering The Deluge And What Followed

September 2014: Like any other evening of Dhaka monsoons, it was raining incessantly. The skies were drab and more downpour was likely. My phone screen felt hot and sticky with sweat as I put my phone down after hours of switching between Facebook, Google...

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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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