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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 nahi, magar sach se mein bekhabar nahi” -Nikhil Kapahi Tonight, it’ll be 53 days since I departed from the most soulful place,...

Kashmiri Photographer Dar Yasin Makes It To The Prestigious TIME Magazine

One of most senior photojournalists from Kashmir, Dar Yasin, has added another feather to his cap by making it to the prestigious TIME Magazine. Dar Yasin's photo of a wailing family was included in the list of "Top 10 Photos Of 2017" by the...

Photo Story: Children as nation-builders in conflict zones

The children of the valley have been victims of the conflict between India and Pakistan. Kashmiri millennials have only seen violence, bloodshed and killings in the three decades. Be it pellets or bullets being fired by Indian forces, the hapless children always bear the...

10 Beautiful Photos Of River Sindh You Must See

The River Sind The Sindh River or the Sind River is a river in the Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir. It is a major tributary of the Jehlum River. It is 108 kilometers long with its source believed to be from Machoi Glacier at...

How An Engineering Graduate Turned Into A Filmmaker

  A video posted by Ruman Hamdani (@theotherrumii) on Jan 18, 2017 at 7:47am PST I was always attracted to cameras and taking pictures. It wasn’t until I was 16 that I got to have my own. It was my cousin’s wedding and I managed to...

21 Beautiful Ramadan Pictures From Kashmir That Explain Our ‘Rozdari’

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A post shared by Hilal Ahmad (@hilalahmmad) on Jun 22, 2017 at 5:00am PDT A post shared by Hilal Ahmad (@hilalahmmad) on Jun 17, 2017 at 10:59am PDT Like any other Muslim nation, Ramadan has its special significance in Kashmir....

Photo Story: Daily Life In Winter In Kashmir

"Kashmir is a theme well worthy of a poet" -W Wakefield Winter is arguably the most beautiful season in Kashmir. It portrays Kashmir perfectly. Educational hubs close down for a three-month vacation. Traffic on the roads calms down. People bring out the Kangris, and start using...

Photo Essay: Streets of Downtown

Bold and mutilated graffiti, narrow alleys, locked and open doors, bridges, curfewed roads, Downtown has it all along with its mysticism. Sixteen year old, Darash Dawood captures the streets of Downtown Srinagar.   1. A graffiti glorifying Burhan Wani as a middle-aged man takes a nap on...

The Kashmiri Pandit In My Neighbourhood

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On January 19th in 1990, Jagmohan Malhotra was appointed as the fifth Governor of Jammu and Kashmir to contain the armed uprising. After the kidnapping of Rubaiya Sayeed, the armed rebels had become popular overnight. Jagmohan who oversaw multiple massacres,  is also widely regarded...

Rohingya Muslims In Jammu Fear A Certain Deportation

The ethnic Rohingya population in the Rakhine province in Myanmar are undergoing a serious genocide at the hands of the majority Buddhists. The locals are fleeing to the neighbouring countries like India and Bangladesh who have rather been unwelcome to them. The former more...

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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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