Thursday, January 23, 2020
kashmir - elections, cover photo

Electoral Politics in Kashmir: What is coming?

Cover photograph by Bhat Burhan for The Kashmir Walla A group of former legislators meets the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu...
Jaundice story

Authorities’ negligence puts a neighborhood in hospital

"This is the mercy of the government – it’s their gift for us. They made us drink dirty water; Mehraj fell ill because of it.”
no internet

How young Kashmiris are losing jobs due to Internet gag?

"I saw the lay-offs coming in the shutdown as the operations of Internet-based businesses lost its mode of survival - Internet.”
Trans women

In Kashmir clampdown, trans women face new challenges

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.

Kashmir’s rotten season of apples

“From 2008 till now, farmers who are dependent on this economy find themselves in darkness. Our hopes shattered when we did not receive the expected amount from our annual production.”

TIMELINE | Civilian Bloodshed in Kashmir Under PDP-BJP Govt

At the stroke of the midnight hour, when India slept, Kashmir would awake to blood and wails. On 1 March 2015, Mufti Mohammed Syed...

Widowed mother stares at her dead son’s name – in blood, on mirror

In a dark tiny room, where a six-ft person can bang head on the ceiling, sits a widowed mother wiping her tears; a young,...

Burhan, alive from grave

On an evening of October 2010, he stopped his bike on a CRPF check-post for routine scrutiny. Unknown to the forthcoming mayhem, security personnel...
Syed Shujaat Bukhari

‘He sought hope as keenly as documenting despair’

After entering Syed Shujaat Bukhari’s office in Press Colony, just off Residency Road, I was invited to sit on the bench that ran perpendicular...
Burhan Wani

The Ballads of Burhan

Soon after the news of encounter diffused into the streets, shops, even the living rooms of the common people residing in the cities and...