There is so much helplessness all around; attendants arguing over the lack of oxygen, people seeing their loved ones take their last breath.
What is natural to women’s bodies is considered unnatural by the men who dominate the society and who have made it taboo, a practice espoused even in families accorded the status of “educated”.
In a single room mud house in Srinagar, Shameema Akhter was waiting for her husband who had gone to borrow money so he could...
There is no sector of Kashmir’s economy — be it tourism, horticulture, transport, or trade — that hasn’t suffered losses in the past two years.
“The order was inhumane, we all know how fragile our health system is. If not for NGOs, we would have faced the worst situation last year. Even today amidst the devastating second wave it is them who is helping hundreds."
Both of Mudasir’s parents, his two sisters, and the two toddlers of one of his sisters, have all tested positive for COVID-19. Families poorly aware of the pandemic are left to fight on their own.
“I think more than her illness, I am affected by her condition…the way she is, lying in grief. I hardly sleep. I hardly eat. I only look after her. What if I contract the virus? I have three young children.”
The Kashmir Walla’s Pirzada Shakir spoke with Mohammad Yaseen Khan, president of the Traders and Manufacturers Federation and chairperson of the Kashmir Economic Alliance...
“I might not be able to see my father even in his final times. At least I got to bury my mother near our home; if my father dies of Covid-19, he will never return home.”
For years, the mainstream discourse has restricted women to roles in relation to their male counterparts, witting or unwittingly depriving them of their political agency. More examples of women standing up to challenge the status quo continues to emerge.