Wednesday, May 27, 2020

In memory of Agha Shahid Ali: Forever

Do you seek, like Jonah, to be elusive forever-- To live like an ascetic, reclusive forever?

Yes, I’m a stone thrower

After spending three years in jail, he still says “Yes, I’m a stone thrower." Born on the11th of February 1991, Aarif Baba* has two historical events associated with his birth date. 11th February is the day Mohammad Maqbool Butt, considered one of the founders of Kashmir’s freedom movement, was hanged and 1991 is the peak year of resistance in Kashmir.

The Hero of 13 July, 1931

By Saima Bhat It was a speech and what followed it that made him a hero of the 1931 uprising in Kashmir. His identity, however,...

The art of Khatamband and Panjrakari

By Muheet ul Islam Kashmiri cultural life exhibits a unique intermingling of traditions from the age of Buddha to the Mughal dynasty.  In an age where...

Loss of habitat

Almost half the world's plant species and one-third of vertebrates are endemic to twenty-five “hotspots” of biodiversity on the planet, each of which has...

Play: Letters from ’91

As the spring of 1991 sets in, the Himalayan snow begins to melt and the waters of river Jhelum gain momentum. But soon the...

“It is difficult for Taliban to fight in Kashmir”

In this interview, The Kashmir Walla, speaks to the Director and Editor-in-Chief of The Kabul Times Daily, Hamidullah Arefi, who is based in Kabul,...

Agha Shahid Ali: Chronicler of pain

If There Is a Poet, It Is This, It Is This The passing away of Agha Shahid Ali in 2001 was a collective loss to...

The deluge in Kashmir

The devastating floods that hit most parts of Kashmir region left a trail of damages, loss, and memories that one may never forget. The...

Kashmir floods change lives of these children

  The devastating floods in Kashmir last month has left the children from affected areas in a state of longing - longing for their toys,...
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