Thursday, October 24, 2019

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...

Kashmir in 2013: 97 rebels, 54 troopers, 38 civilians killed

The year 2013 in Indian-controlled Kashmir witnessed a number of controversies, scams, disclosures, killings, encounters and the major news which started the year was...

‘Snowmen’ of Kashmir

My ancestor, a man of Himalayan snow, came to Kashmir from Samarkand, carrying a bag of whale bones: heirlooms from sea funerals. His skeleton carved from glaciers, his breath arctic, he froze...

“Ajmal Kasab was hanged, so that Pakistani prosecutors couldn’t take his statement”

On 26 November 2008, one of India's busiest cities, Mumbai, was attacked by ten armed men which lasted until 29 November, killing 164 people...

Kashmir celebrates Eid

Eid ul Azha, an auspicious occasion for Muslims, was began today morning with everyone heading toward a mosque or Eidgah to offer Eid prayers....

Haqeeqat counters Ehsaas in Kashmir; 4 killed, 15 injured

In a public park, cordoned by police and paramilitary forces, in the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, Kashmiris today countered the Zubin Mehta’s “peace”...

Indian Parliamentarian opposes Zubin Mehta Concert

An Indian Parliamentarian and poet, Kabir Suman, opposes Zubin Mehta's concert in the Jammu and Kashmir, scheduled on September 7. He said, in a...

Kashmir’s Art Coup: Cultural event in response to Zubin Mehta’s concert

Srinagar, Kashmir: The civil society of Indian-controlled Kashmir is holding a cultural event Haqeeqat-e Kashmir (The Reality of Kashmir) on September 7, the day which...

In Pictures: Eid Prayers, Protests in Kashmir

Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir: In the Indian-controlled Kashmir's summer capital clashes started after the Eid prayers in the Eidgah ground, injuring dozens of people. To disperse...
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