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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Remembering Agha Shahid Ali

“Let me cry out in that void, say it as I can. I write on that void: Kashmir, Kaschmir, Cashmere, Qashmir, Cashmir, Cashmire, Kashmere, Cachemire, Cushmeer,...

Meeting A Woman Who Lost Her Son As Well As Smile

It was a bitterly algid evening of Chillai Kalan.A friend of mine had accompanied me and we were on our way back home. Suddenly,...

List of 115 martyrs; 2010 Killings

These are the martyrs who laid down their lives for the liberation of Kashmir in 2010. Apart from those listed below, a million people...

The Kashmiri Pandit In My Neighbourhood

On January 19,1990 Jagmohan Malhotra was appointed as the 5th Governor of Jammu and Kashmir to contain the armed uprising which Kashmiris had launched...

Lalla Rookh Eyes

It was exactly 200 years ago when Irish poet Thomas Moore decided to pen down his era’s most precious book-length poem, Lalla Rookh, in...

Kashmir’s Asaram that nobody wants to talk about

This story is written in first person by a victim himself. Year 2002, I was 14, when my uncle came across Aijaz Sheikh, also known...

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...

We have hundreds of Guantanamo Bays here. Why is nobody talking about it?

David Barsamian, (...was deported from New Delhi for his coverage of Kashmir)With the erosion of Kashmir’s autonomy, came the military repression and arguably an attempted genocide....

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...

Agha Shahid Ali – The Poet Forgotten

I flipped through their visions Left my number in their sleep But no one called back I called all night, Called for years, Called till their lids began to...

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...

“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...

“I could hear my sister’s cries from the other room”

On the night of December 30 1994, soldiers from the Rashtriya Rifles unit of the Indian army entered a house in Wurwun village, district Pulwama, seventeen kilometers...

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,...

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...

I Am Wazwan and I Am Always Late

As you all know my name is Wazwan which is served in Kashmir on special occasions, like on marriage ceremonies, on engagement ceremonies, on...

Let’s Remember The 2010 Martyrs

They must be looking towards us from the heavens, smiling wanting to be back and die for their rights, fight the tyranny and the...
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When Jinnah Spoke at Jamia Masjid Kashmir [With Video]

Jinnah, on the banks of Jehlum, during his visit to Kashmir The Quaid rose to speak from the Jamia at 10 in the night. It...

One Last Goodbye

One fine Friday morning, miles away from home, I woke up to a few missed calls and a “Call me back” text from my...

Afzal – A Lament Of An Obvious Betrayal Of Juctice

This is to commemorate the fourth death anniversary of, Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru, on the 9th of February 2013, Afzal from Daubgow sopore was...

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