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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...

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...

2014 Floods In Pictures: Memories From The Deluge

"Three years later, the floods that effaced many memories, have become a bitter sweet memory." The devastating floods of 2014 left the whole of Kashmir shattered. Here are a few notable pictures from the deluge accompanied by excerpts from a blog written by Sauliha Yaseen. "My...

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...

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...

Valley Of Faces

I constructed this photo series 'Valley Of Faces' two months ago. I have a strong inclination towards documentary and street photography. These photos have been taken different places across the length and breadth of the valley. The photo series is a depiction of the...

9 Emerging Photographers From Kashmir

I realised that if I wanted to cover anything, I should spend time to understand it and to do that you have to go live the story. ~ Ami Vitale. Happy World Photography Day. Photography has emerged as one of the best mediums to...

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...

Photo Story: Death In Family

I was sixteen years old when I lost my grandfather after he met an accident. This was the first death in my family, and it hit me like real bad. I made no eye contacts with any of my family members for weeks that followed. After...

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,...

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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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