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Complicating the simple

"Beware, do not stray from the path of righteousness after I am gone. O, people, no prophet or apostle will come after me and...

My patriarchy better than yours!

“We are exhorted to be women, remain women, become women” – Simone de Beauvoir, (The Second Sex, xix) To my women readers: can we think...

Growing through self-censorship

Creative expression has been greatly damaged in the last two decades of turmoil and the immense art talent in Kashmir has gathered dust. Art paves way for open dialogue; its helps facilitate critical thinking. It is, therefore, important that there is a creative outburst in Kashmir.

Decoding Kashmir’s language and politics

By Shubhrastha very revolt, protest and dissent acquires language of appropriation. Based on its individual politics, it chooses the symbols, tags, brands and names of...

Afghanistan is not about terrorism

Some may say the world is huge, others claim the world is small but what is certain is that it is treasurable with all...

A Beloved Witness

    By Irfan Hassan On a hot summer evening of 1988, I spotted Aga Shahid Ali on the Residency Road buying Paans at Mir Paan...

Kunanposhpora: A collective shame

By Ikram Ullah Kashmir needs no introduction to the people on watch for the Human Rights violations in the conflicts around the world. They must...

PSA: Destroying lives silently

Termed as a ‘Lawless Law’ by the Amnesty International, the Public Safety Act (PSA) has been accused to have been used by the Jammu...

Art in the Valley of Kashmir

By Fahad Shah Pablo Picasso is not alive but his work tells us stories of his time. His art, displayed in almost every gallery of...

Espionage in the Asia Pacific

In October this year, a former contractor at the US National Security Agency,  Edward Snowden, leaked documents to Britain's Guardian newspaper. Among several leaks,...

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