Former finance minister of J-K and a noted economist, Haseeb Drabu said, “What was the right of the state has now become a provision to be decided by the union."
When next the temper of Kashmiri politics boiled over, it was Freda Bedi rather than B.P.L. who was on the spot and propelled to prominence.
A view at the whitelist websites gives a sense of being cruelly mocked – nothing else. The websites include streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon prime; a joke.
Parallel to the age of streaming platforms, many Kashmiris find themselves at the door of people like Firdous Ahmad with an external hard-drive in their pockets.
While the power cuts triggered by snowfall are not predictable, compared to previous years, officially scheduled power cuts have also risen this winter.
Read some of The Kashmir Walla's stories since 5 August 2019 to refresh your memory.
"Sometimes, I thought of dragging them [CRPF personnel] out of the campus when they follow us if we visit inside. Their actions and treatment is forcing us to take negative steps.”
"I saw the lay-offs coming in the shutdown as the operations of Internet-based businesses lost its mode of survival - Internet.”
Every wedding season, at an average, Shabnam Subhan would earn about 60-70 thousand in six months and would rely on it for the rest of the year. This season, she hasn’t earned even 10 per cent of it.
“At first, I was really ashamed. But now, I have accepted that I’m doing this. I'm begging. It is for my children.”