Friday, August 23, 2019

Curfew nightmares

By Muhammad Owais My cellphone rings consistently at dawn for a wakeup alarm from my Dad. I woke up. I have to go out to...

The killing of Rahim Khan

Suddenly someone in the street screamed “Oh my god, what a tragedy!” Someone was lying in the street and blood was oozing from his body. I was terribly shocked because I knew this man. He was the man who sold us our bread. I can recall as if yesterday, the sight of his basket full of fresh bread coated with hot blood.

‘Peace redefined in democracy’

Freedom of expression and speech is the most fundamental of all rights. This right lays the very foundation of a democratic society. It is...

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...

Kashmir youth and the conflict

  Before landing in Kashmir this year, I thought I had more or less of an understanding of what loaded words as conflict or occupation...

In The Background

By Hilal Ahmad The roots of July 13, 1931 mutiny against occupation can be found in the restive Kashmiri psyche that has been reeling under...

Kunan Poshpora: A Forgotten Tragedy

Last month it marked the twentieth anniversary of Kunan-Poshpora mass rape case. Twenty years is huge period. Many regimes took power both at centre...

Ab pukarein kise, bata Fida…?

Fida Nabi, succumbed to his injuries in the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) on August 8, 2010. He was 17 years old. During...

The Leader: Maqbool Butt

By Muhammad Faysal “Nations survive because of that (strong) spirit, that abiding passion for liberty, which according to our Holy Prophet (pbuh), "emboldens one to...

Agha Shahid Ali, Teacher

This is a story that a friend of mine, like myself once a student of Agha Shahid Ali, told me about our former teacher...
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