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Kashmir Diary: “We want a dignified existence”

I'm starting to get used to life without mobile internet. It is not that bad. There are a few adjustments to be made. I...

Kashmir Diary: The media in Valley

A good night's sleep under the belt, I headed to the Press Enclave in Srinagar to talk to a video journalist who has been...

Kashmir Diary: A Friday in Srinagar city

21 October 2016 I did not manage good sleep on my first night in Srinagar, as I twisted, turned and tried to roll myself in...

Kashmir Diary: For my grandmother and the Valley she loved

On 5 October, when I mentioned to my maternal grandmother that I might be going to Kashmir soon, she told me, “Please take me...

The “Shaking Kashmir” earthquake

This morning when I read the headline “Prepare for earthquake 8.0 & above”, my whole life flashed in front of my eyes. I cherished...

Five recipes from a Kashmiri kitchen

1. Sundried Turnips with Lamb (Gogjje-aare ti Maaz) Apart from being stunningly beautiful, and green, and lush, and surrounded by towering mountains, with lakes and...

Modernity and the gender bias

The nation building has remained a big task for the seven modern nation states of South Asia as all of them inherited state system...

After Yakub Memon’s hanging

Perhaps those in India who did not understand what Kashmiris meant when we held our dead brothers and chanted Shaheed tere khoon se inquilaab...

An icon of Kashmir politics

  Admired by millions, Sardar Muhammad Abdul Qayyum Khan was laid to rest on Saturday amidst elaborate Islamic rituals at his ancestral home in small...

Veils are your way of life

“If all the world hated you, and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved you, an absolved you from the guilt ,you would...

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