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Monday, December 11, 2017

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...

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...

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...

“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...

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...

A Jar Full Of Home

A post shared by Kayehaan (@kayehaan) on Jul 5, 2017 at 12:45am PDT The weather in this part of the world was brutal, just...

Rise Of Mental Health Problems In The Valley

It was a sunny Sunday afternoon and Xuhaib was on an assignment to cover clashes in the downtown area of Srinagar. Xuhaib,30, had been...

A Journey From India To Kashmir

It was a hot summer day of 2010 when I was returning home from school. I was travelling in a public bus and when...

A Half Widow And Her Family – Stories Of Hope And Despair

22 November 2015, while driving back home from a marriage ceremony of my friend it was 9:30 pm when I found someone lying on...

9 Incidents Where Indian Courts Set Free The Guilty

A couple of days ago, a military court suspended life sentence punishments against six of army personnel accused of cold blooded muder of 3...

Alleys Of Downtown

An alley of downtown: long but not so long, knotted, wearing light brown rusty caps, exhaling cool shadows, history reclining and sighing, future floating,...

Shopping For My Wedding In 2016 In Kashmir

It was Tuesday of 13th September 2016 when I along with my maternal uncle went to buy few items of luggage for my marriage...

“How I Was Killed When I Tried To Save My Brother” – Story of...

My Name is Yasmeena, I am from Kashmir, nobody in the world understands what this means. On July 8th Moeen, my 7-year-old brother left the...

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