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Kashmir’s Asaram Bapu that no one wants to talk about

Year 2002, I was 14, when my uncle came across Aijaz Sheikh, also known as Aijaz Molvi, who claimed to have memorised the Quran. Aijaz Molvi also claimed to have possessed a number of Jinns with the help of whom he treated peoples' problems. My...

“You’re a war-criminal” Omar Abdullah greeted with protests and booed at American University

  Omar Abdullah was on his way to give his talk in University of Berkeley in US. But to his surprise he was booed by Kashmiri-Americans and other protesters. One of the protesters says, "You're a war-criminal, we will take you to the International Criminal...

The art of propaganda

ISJK, ISIS, Daesh,
A Kashmiri journalist wrote this earlier this week. I have nothing against anybody, but if there are news reports, which consistently push an agenda for the Indian state, picking and choosing the facts to weave it into a story, it throws an interesting opportunity to...

JK Tourism caught between public relations campaign and alleged corruption

A picture showing a teenage boy playing cricket with policemen in a curfewed street near Jamia Masjid Nowhatta, Srinagar went viral. Many politicians and top officials termed it, a change in the ground zero situation. A claim that falls flat considering the reality on...

Yawar Abdal’s Tamanna crosses 1 Million views on Youtube

Tamanna Chaani Deedaruk..., pretty sure you've started to sing along just like myself. Well, this beautiful song has crossed 1 million on Youtube. Tamanna by Yawar Abdal has been one of the most popular Kashmiri songs ever. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4jchTQ4EeA The song is a multilingual song where one...

‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ ringtone order for Government employees

In District Samba, the Deputy Commissioner has passed an order for his employees to keep 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' as his ringtone. In the notice that has gone viral online, there are instructions for it. The direction came in the form of a circular in...

Kashmiris in India-Pakistan T20 leagues

A Kashmiri cricketer Salman Irshad will make his debut for the Pakistan Super League team, the Lahore Qalandars. The first ever from Azad Kashmir to play for this much-hyped tournament. Salman Irshad was an ordinary 21 year old from his hometown Rawalakot in Azad Kashmir....

Kamran Yousuf caught between baseless charges and failed journalist fraternity

Kamran Yousuf
On 4 September 2017, Kamran Yousuf a freelance photojournalist working for leading local daily Greater Kashmir, received a call from the local police station to report himself at the said police station. Kamran went to the police station where he was detained and later...

Report: India to throttle internet in Kashmir to curb online dissent

According to a report in a Jammu-based newspaper the Daily Times, administration is planning to throttle internet speed to curb dissent. The report quotes a Home Ministry official, "We don't want the things to drift away now. So we are planning to first restrict the internet...

#ParaLies: Kashmiris remind PDP leader of his promise to probe Shopian killings in 15 days

A fortnight ago, PDP's Youth President Waheed ur Rehman Para promised a magisterial inquiry into Shopian killings will be submitted. In a response to a diatribe by former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. https://twitter.com/parawahid/status/957232425574084610 Taking notice of it, Kashmiris on Twitter kept a countdown of 15 days,...

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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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