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Haunting Memories From The Crackdown

In the mirror, he could see the calendar hanging on the wall behind him. He could even see the hole beside the calendar. He...

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...

INTERLACED STRANDS OF BRAIDS

Kashmir has already witnessed number of incidences which clarify that women are subjected as a weapon of conflict. The violation of women’s fundamental rights...

Folic Acid (Vitamin B9): Importance of This Vitamin and Food Sources of Folate

There are various kinds of vitamins, of which Folate is considered to be an important kind. It is more commonly known as Folic Acid...

Food Habits You Should Follow to Regulate Hormones and Prevent Infertility

Having a baby is a beautiful, like changing event. Parenthood is a dream everyone has. A house full of tiny pattering feet, gurgling laughter,...

Brain Activity and Good Diet May Prevent Insomnia-Related Depression

While lack of sleep is a major risk factor for depression, not everyone who tosses and turns at night becomes depressed. According to a...

The Young Blood Of My Soil

Your one smile can blot out a moment of woe; Your one cheer can lift a despairing soul; A gleam of thee eyes can flare...

‘Anonymous’ Hair Chopper – I Am Not Afraid

Why just me? as I hear and I see, they whisper and make commentary ah! she walks so gaudily they form a choice in liberty. I have to see...

Arrhythmic Rhythm Hallucinations

Wish I was a barbed wire, Waiting to be cut open And be trampled upon, rolled and shelved. Never to be used again. Photo: Kashmir Observer Wish I was...

I Will Survive

You may curb my voice against your tyrant crown And beat me blue or blood brown You may strike my body down And tear it into shreds...

I Was Four Month’s Pregnant When They Killed Him

Colourful Colourless Mornings What is the colour of mornings? All hues in a passing. Red like his blood-drenched clothes. Pale like his lifeless face. Black like...

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...

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...

This Kashmiri Police Constable Quit His Job For The Sake Of Conscience

Rayees said he can bear anything but cannot see his conscience die inside of him.A video of a constable announcing his resignation from the...

An Eid With No Internet Ban – Eid Mubarak!

Waking up to the chink of crockery, the first thing we do on waking up on Eid is to grab our phones and check...

Manufactured Eid Mubarak From Kashmir

This Bakra-Eid is unlike last year’s Eid. Just a few hours ago Mr Sheep and Mr Goat landed at our house, unwillingly, unwittingly, separated from...

Let’s See Kashmir On The Cloud Nine

One dies, next fifteen join We are all the same coin Son of a teacher, and the lion Gave his dreams to see us...

Studying In A Tin Shed: The Story Of Our Own Failure Under The Shadow...

It was a rainy day in the month of April. I was on vacations, talking to my friends on the road side when I...

Happy Independence Day To You – Poem

Happy Independence day to you,Not to me;Today I became a strangerMy land is invaded & occupiedI became a homeless wandererYou set my heavens ablazeAnd...

“I Want To Celebrate Our Own Independence Day”

August 14, 2017 I woke up to the alarm on my sister’s phone, she had to go to school. “It’s off today”, I said to...

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