Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Kashmir’s e-gamers in internet shutdown: “It was an escape from real world”

"E-sports gave me space to be something different; I was expressive: frustration, anger, and happiness. I take the game extremely seriously and I kind of liked another me."

The inevitable Kang’ir!

In Kashmir, something more uncertain than politics is the power supply which characteristically gets more erratic in winters as one walks away from the cities. This is when the kang’ir comes to rescue.
Madhosh Balhami - kashmir walla

Madhosh Balhami: ‘My verses are witness to Kashmir’s history’

The story of Madhosh Balhami, a poet who lost the work of his lifetime in a gunfight in March 2018, is a journey of a Kashmiri, and Kashmir together.
Bhat - during puja

Herath in Kashmir: ‘Will celebrate the way my parents do’

"Our community has shrunken so much. The festival is not the same any more, there have been so many changes. But we still observe it dutifully because we must."
F Freda Bedi in Lahore, mid-1930s.

New Kashmir and a revolutionary document

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.

In Internet blackout, Kashmir’s vital dose of entertainment

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.

Kashmir’s artisans lose work in months long internet ban

For the last hundred days, Mohammad Nasir, 34, a paper machie artist from Srinagar’s Lal Bazar area has been in a conundrum – his...
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Home of Humanity: Bringing Up Abandoned Babies

“Is it a boy? Is he fair-skinned? Does he have any marks on his face? He isn’t crippled, is he?”—are stock questions asked from...
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Kashmir’s female graffiti artist: ‘I refuse to live like prisoner’

Armed conflict spears numerous dimensions, voids, and anger. In Kashmir, swiping through the flood of news of clashes, injuries, and deaths; a few find...
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Lost in despair of life; 43-yr-old Haleema scribbles Kashmiri poetry

Disclaimer: This article includes the snippets from Hameela Qadri’s poetry book, Ishq-e-Nabi. Haleema Qadri has made her name in Budgam...