Monday, January 21, 2019

“Without Sheikh Abdullah’s consent J-K couldn’t have been with India”

The author of “Kashmir Conflict and Muslims of Jammu,” Zafar Choudhary on Friday said that Jammu and Kashmir could not have been part of India...

MUNNU: Kashmir’s first graphic novel

MUNNU, the graphic novel published by 4th Estate this month, is the astonishing debut from Kashmir based illustrator Malik Sajad.  We asked Malik about...

Piku moans, Piku complains

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeiKUlUUNQ8 Do films hold up a mirror to society? Do they tell it like it is, or offer a narrative about ourselves that we are...

Anurag Kashyap’s short film: Nude clip of Radhika Apte goes viral

Performing artist Radhika Apte is back in news for a leaked video clip from her latest film. A scene from a 20-minute short film, directed...

In the streets of Kashmir

The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar, early this year had got its first art gallery. Worthy of its name, Gallerie One, unlatched...

The cultural politics of food

Mohammed Safa is the Bangladeshi owner of a vegetarian buffet restaurant in Chapel Market, London which flaunts pro-vegetarianism messages as part of its décor,...

Fact, fiction and pastiche

Sa rey ga ma pa dha ni! Bom phelechhey japani, Bom-er bhetor keutey shaap, British boley “bap re bap!” (Do re mi fa so la ti! The Japanese have...

A Canvas for Kashmir

Kashmir is the beauty of Dal Lake at sunset: the friendly shikarawalas, the mesmerized tourists and the houseboats with cheesy names. It is children...

Shahmali Begum: Mother of Maqbool Bhat

Using portrait as a medium I am trying to re-discover mothers who gave birth to revolutionaries. Women - less celebrated, less remembered - who...